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Mr Philip Ahrens FRCS (Tr & Orth)

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Philip Ahrens, Consultant Orthopaedic SurgeonConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal Free Hospital and The Shoulder Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

Philip Ahrens qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1992. His postgraduate orthopaedic training was in London, and he undertook a fellowship in shoulder surgery in Nice, France.

He was appointed Consultant to the Royal Free Hospital in 2003 and practices specialist shoulder and elbow surgery in the NHS and private sectors. His specialist interests are in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and joint replacement.

He is active in both research and training, having been awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society’s European travelling fellowship in 2004, and is the lead investigator in multicentre clinical trials, and other research. He has published, amongst other conditions, on shoulder instability, biceps pathology, elbow arthritis, and shoulder arthritis. He as contributed to textbooks of orthopaedic surgery and reviews scientific articles for several international medical journals,

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, The British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and is a founder member of the Watanabe Club, a society dedicated to the advancement and teaching of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is an Honorary Consultant to St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, and was Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon to the London 2012 Olympics.

Specialist Areas

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Biceps Pathology
  • Shoulder arthritis surgery
  • Elbow stiffness and arthritis


  • Awarded European Travelling Fellowship by the Society of British Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons 2004
  • Extensive involvement in clinical research, and publication. Currently Chief Investigator in a major multicentre clinical trial sponsored by the Society of British Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons


  • Medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School , London
  • Postgraduate training in orthopaedics in London , Achieving the FRCS (Tr+Orth) in 2002 and CSST in 2003.
  • Fellowship training in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and joint replacement in France under Professor Pascal Boileau
  • Appointed Consultant to The Royal Free Hospital in 2003
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society


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