Personal profile

Mr Chris Peach is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and is a specialist in treating patients with disorders of the Shoulder and the Elbow as well as traumatic injuries to the whole of the upper limb. His NHS practice is at the University Hospital of South Manchester.

Chris is a fellowship trained shoulder and elbow specialist and specialises in keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery to treat conditions affecting the shoulder and the elbow as well as open joint replacement surgery to treat arthritic conditions.Mr Peach trained in London and Oxford before moving to the North West and underwent fellowship training at internationally recognised Shoulder and Elbow Units in Sheffield and Wrightington.

Chris Peach has considerable experience in treating painful, arthritic, stiff and unstable elbow conditions and recently has been recognised for this by being selected to visit the highly respected Mayo Clinic in America. He is committed to furthering the development of elbow surgery and education in the UK and has recently become a founder member of the British Elbow Club.

Mr Chris Peach has an active interest in outcome of his treatments and analyses outcome of his surgery by collecting shoulder and elbow patient recorded outcome measures (PROMS) before and after surgery. He is also involved in research into shoulder and elbow conditions. He was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England / Botnar Research Fellowship into the genetic basis of osteoarthritis and carried out research at the University of Oxford towards a MD thesis.

His current research interests are relating to treatment of the infected total elbow arthroplasty; outcome of synthetic ligament reconstruction of the elbow; platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for elbow pain; prehabilitation for elective shoulder and elbow surgery; use of outcome scores in shoulder surgery. Chris continues to present his research at national and international scientific meetings, which enables him to be at the forefront of shoulder and elbow surgery.

Professional Membership

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • North West Upper Limb Group

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder and elbow surgery

  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for shoulder and elbow conditions

  • Rotator cuff disease

  • Frozen shoulder treatment

  • Shoulder and elbow instability (dislocations)

  • Joint replacement surgery for shoulder and elbow arthritis

  • Platelet rich plasma injection (PRP) for painful conditions

  • Sports injuries

  • Management of fractures of the upper limb

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