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Profile of Prof Stephen gwilym

Prof Stephen Gwilym

Consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon

Special interests: shoulder pain, shoulder arthritis, shoulder tendon problems, shoulder dislocations, shoulder fractures.

Steve Gwilym is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of painful conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He also has expertise in managing people who have sustained fractures or tendon injuries of the shoulder or elbow.

Prof Gwilym is part of both the Oxford Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Shoulder and Elbow team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. In these roles, he personally manages over 1000 patients a year.

As a consequence, Prof Gwilym has vast experience in treating both acute injuries and problems resulting from previous injury. He has expertise in both non-operative and surgical management of a wide range of injuries of the limbs.

Prof Gwilym graduated from University College, London in 2000 having previously obtained a First Class degree in Human Sciences. He underwent 12 years of orthopaedic training in London and Oxford before completing specialist fellowships in both trauma surgery and shoulder and elbow surgery in Sydney, Australia.

He has subsequently travelled to numerous centres of excellence throughout the world to both teach and learn from other expert surgeons.

Prof Gwilym previously undertook a PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford in which he investigated the causes of pain in musculoskeletal disease. He remains an active clinician scientist, conducting clinical trials and basic science research at the University of Oxford.

Prof Gwilym is a senior lecturer at the University in recognition of his ongoing research and teaching in Orthopaedics.

He also supervises students studying towards higher-degrees in Orthopaedics.