Personal profile

Mr Lipscombe is a Consultant in Hand and Wrist surgery. He was appointed as a consultant at Whiston hospital in 2012, completing the Mersey deanery training rotation and having merited an honours degree at Liverpool Medical School.

He completed the Advanced fellowship in Hand/wrist surgery and successfully completed the British diploma in hand surgery in 2012. He has a strong academic background having completed a first class degree in physiology at Liverpool University where he studied calcium signalling in pancreatic acinar cells.

His surgical practice includes traumatic injuries to the upper limb and elective hand/wrist surgery including nerve disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve procedures), ganglion and cyst excision, degenerative and rheumatoid disorders (small joint and wrist fusion) joint replacement (base of thumb, finger joints, and wrist replacement), Dupuytren's disease (collagenase injection, fasciectomy, and skin grafting), and minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy procedures.

Mr Lipscombe completes over 400 hand and wrist procedures each year. He is a keen sportsmen and the majority of his leisure time is spent training for Olympic distance triathlon, competing in Chirk, Chester and Salford, each year.

He lives locally in Chester with his wife Hilary and daughters Anabelle and Emily. Chester Zoo is one of their favourite destinations. He is a member of the Folio Society for book collections and has a season ticket at Manchester United.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Small joint replacement surgery
  • Scaphoid non-union surgery

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