Mr Mark Pritchard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS(T&O), FRCS(Eng), MBBS, BSc(hons)

Clinical Interests

Mr Pritchard’s interests cover all shoulder and elbow ailments, including undiagnosed chronic shoulder pain. He performs all types of shoulder and elbow procedures and is regularly involved with national projects in developing techniques. A list of operations currently offered is shown below (this is not extensive and Mr Pritchard would be happy to discuss other options on an individual basis).

Professional Memberships 

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • General Medical Council

Mr Pritchard has a passion for teaching and holds posts on various faculties such as:

  • The Watanabe Club
  • Arthrex Teaching Faculty
  • Synthes Meet the Expert
  • Stryker Trauma and Extremities Faculty
  • He has recently been appointed to the Educational Committee of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS).
  • Mr Pritchard regularly teaches surgical techniques on both a national and international basis.

Personal profile

Mr Pritchard qualified in 1992 from King’s College Hospital, London. Following his basic surgical training, he spent a short time in Australia developing his skills in orthopaedic trauma surgery. He completed his Specialist Orthopaedic Training in Wales before undertaking a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at the Cape Shoulder Institute, Cape Town under the Mentorship of the world-renowned surgeon Dr Jo de Beer. During his time with Dr de Beer he was involved with developing new surgical techniques in particular the “Congruent Arc Technique” for instability of the shoulder.

Mr Pritchard has been a Consultant in Swansea since 2004. Since his appointment he has held the post of Orthopaedic Clinical Lead and is currently the Head of the Swansea Shoulder and Elbow Unit.

Mr Pritchard has continued to subspecialize in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and offers a tertiary referral service for complex shoulder and elbow problems, in particular revision surgery.

Together with his anaesthetic colleagues Mr Pritchard has driven the application of Day Case Surgery and now offers Day Case Surgery in not only arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery but open surgery including arthroplasty (joint replacement) if clinically appropriate.


Year qualified:

1992