Mr Christopher R. Fetherston

Mr Christopher R. Fetherston

Mr Christopher R. Fetherston
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

GMC number:   6026934
Year of first qualification: 2001

Private practice venues:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
Harbour Suite, Queen Alexandra Hospital

Availability:
Wednesday evenings. Occasional ad hoc Thursdays or Fridays.

Conditions treated:
Most surgery is performed via arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), but some larger procedures require open surgery.

Shoulder:
Clavicle fractures and non-union, acromio-clavicular joint injuries and dislocation, acromio-clavicular joint osteoarthritis, sub-acromial impingement, rotator cuff disease, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, shoulder dislocations and instability, fractures of the shoulder and humerus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (including joint replacement surgery).

Elbow:
Fractures of the elbow, tendon injuries and tears, ligament injuries and instability, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, elbow stiffness, osteochondritis dissecans and loose bodies, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (including partial and total joint replacement surgery).

Current appointments:
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth (NHS)
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, British Army

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine
British Orthopaedic Association
Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Research interests:
Mr Fetherston has presented research projects at both regional and national conferences. He has a number of reports and abstracts published in journals, including work on the treatment of frozen shoulder.

Background Information

Professional profile:

Mr Fetherston completed a degree at University College London before qualifying from St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Medical School in 2001. He was awarded an Army cadetship at medical school, and has deployed on operational tours to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Mr Fetherston undertook his orthopaedic training locally in the Wessex region. He has completed fellowships in shoulder and elbow surgery at Southampton General Hospital, and also the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Mr Fetherston’s NHS work is at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. His practice there consists of general trauma (as part of the on call rota), upper limb trauma and elective shoulder and elbow surgery. He continues to serve in The Royal Army Medical Corps.

Mr Fetherston undertakes all forms of surgery to the shoulder and elbow, but has a particular interest in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, soft tissue problems and sports injuries.

Personal profile:

A father to 3 young boys, Mr Fetherston enjoys spending most of his free time outdoors with family. He likes to keep fit by running and cycling. He previously played squash to a high level, but now enjoys an occasional game when the opportunity arises.