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Mr Richard Sinnerton
Mr Richard Sinnerton
MBBS FRCS(Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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About

Mr Richard Sinnerton is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder, elbow and simple hand conditions. He trained as a doctor at St. Thomas' Hospital, where he started in 1983. His speciality training in orthopaedics was based at St. Mary’s Hospital in London and he became a consultant in 1998. His interest in shoulder surgery came about through meeting and working with Professor Pascal Boileau, widely recognised as one of the world's leading shoulder experts. Mr. Sinnerton spent a year as his Fellow in Nice in 1996. Following his return to the UK, he was appointed as a consultant at Ashford/St. Peters Hospital where he set up the very successful Upper Limb Unit. He now works full-time as an independent surgeon seeing both private and NHS patients.

Mr Sinnerton treats all conditions of the shoulder amd elbow and simple hand conditions whether caused by accident or over-use, through a sporting injury or arthritic and congenital problems. He selects the best of the new medical technologies to use along side tried and tested traditional techniques to provide the best tailored answer for each individual's concerns. His belief is that most patients, once diagnosed, only need time, rehabilitation and medication, surgery being required only if the symptoms recur.

He has developed a national and international reputation for using Reverse Geometry Shoulder Replacements to treat some of the most complex and disabling shoulder problems for which, until a few years ago, there was no solution. He teaches other surgeons this technique and recently was invited by the leading orthopaedic journal to write the definitive article on shoulder replacement.

He works very closely with selected specialist theatre nurses, anaesthetists and physiotherapists to ensure that the patient is looked after from their first visit through to their return to full and pain free function.

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Medical Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Dupuytren's contracture surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the shoulder)
  • Shoulder keyhole surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder replacement revision
  • Trigger finger release
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Tendonitis - ASD/ACJ

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Special Interests

  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Geometry Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Revision surgery (orthopaedic)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder stabilisation
  • Cuff repair
  • ACJ Injury (acute and chronic)
  • ACJ Arthritis
  • Labral Tears
  • SLAP Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Impingement
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Tennis elbow
  • Elbow surgery
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Stiff Elbow
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Ganglions
  • De Quervain's Tendonitis

 

Education

Primary Medical Qualification

  • MB BS (1988) -  Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery - University of London
  • Member of BESS - British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • FRCS (Ortho) 1997

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No faff, clear explanation. Fix the problem
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20-09-2019
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Mr Sinnerton was highly recommended to me and it proved to be fully justified. From the onset his communication was prompt, clear, immensely helpful and interspersed with his great sense of humour which I appreciated. The intricacies of my right shoulder replacement were added to by my nickel allergy, however, that was accommodated without unnecessary delay or worry for me. The team at Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor was superb during my stay for surgery and for the follow-up physiotherapy. Throughout the whole process, Wendy, Mr Sinnerton’s secretary, underpinned arrangements with her admirable efficiency and helpful manner. Six months later I have full use of my right shoulder and have returned to my very active life including my much loved trekking. Gone is the 24/7 pain and lack of sleep. I am immensely grateful. Mr Sinnerton is a credit to the medical profession.
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08-09-2019
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Mr Sinnerton was able to diagnose the problem, recommend a swift treatment and has me playing volleyball again in double quick time!! Thank you so much!!
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09-08-2019
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Apart from being a great surgeon, a genuinely likeable man who really cares about you as the patient. Cannot rate him highly enough.
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03-08-2019
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Richard is a class act, extremely experienced and one of the best around. It was the first time in my life to be on the operating table so was naturally a little nervous. Richard is super knowledgeable, confidence inspiring and he and his team are warm, friendly and calming.
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17-07-2019
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Explained all parts of the operation and what was to be expected post operation couldn’t have been more helpful
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10-06-2019
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Helpful, interested and pleasant
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23-05-2019
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Mr Sinnerton was outstanding throughout my first consultation to my post-op follow up appointment. He was extremely friendly and put you to ease straight away, he has a great sense of humour which is sometimes needed when feeling anxious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr Sinnerton.
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22-05-2019
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Really pleased with the professionalism and responsiveness. Certainly recommend!
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22-05-2019
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After 2 years of pain, finally someone was listening to me, thanks to Mr Sinnerton, he knew exactly what needed to be done and now i can see light at the end of a tunnel, pain free.
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29-04-2019
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Mr Sinnerton has explained everything so clearly and understandable with regard to my shoulder problems. All stages I have been excellently cared for and making very good progress.
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08-04-2019
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This splendid no-nonsense surgeon treated me as an equal human being with respect but no signs of condescension. Straightforward, to the point, explained what needed to be explained and with good humour. I suppose more to the point the operation was a great success and I couldn't be more pleased with the result. Totally excellent.
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19-03-2019
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Excellent surgeon. Couldn’t have hoped for a smoother intervention.
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17-03-2019
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When I have seen Mr Sinnerton, I was impressed with his excellence, clear understanding of the problem and no-nonsense explanation of what it was and how to deal with it. It gave me great confidence in having the treatment which he suggested and which has proved to be 100% successful. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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12-03-2019
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A professional and friendly service giving me the confidence that we are going down the right path.
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11-03-2019
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Before I was even seen by Mr Sinnerton I found his website really helpful and easy to navigate with the right level of information. Appointments were quick but I felt that was because he really knew his subject!
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21-02-2019
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My experience with Richard Sinnerton was excellent, from initial consultation to post op care. Having had surgery 5 weeks ago my shoulder is now pain free mending beautifully. I would have no hesitation in recommending.
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19-02-2019
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Despite the circumstances of a broken collarbone and serious complications post surgery it was always a pleasure to see and deal with Richard Sinnerton. His manner and clarity of expression give you as a patient great confidence and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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16-02-2019
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Mr Sinnerton was very friendly and professional. I’m now waiting for my follow up appointment.
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12-02-2019
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Initial consultation appointment was excellent, seen early and quick follow-up procedure appointment.
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11-02-2019
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