Mr Stephen Lipscombe

Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
: FRCS(Tr&Orth), BSc Physiology, Diploma Hand Surgery
: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb Trauma Surgeon
0161 393 7078 |

Current Appointments

Spire Cheshire Hospital
Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital
NHS: Whiston and St Helens Hospitals

Special Clinical Interests

Hand and Wrist complex trauma
Small joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty including basal thumb replacement
Wrist partial arthrodesis and arthroplasty
Scaphoid non union surgery
Wrist arthroscopy
Dupuytrens surgery and collagenase injection


Diploma in Hand Surgery, University of Manchester 2013
FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
MB, ChB (Distinction) University of Liverpool 2002
BSc (Hons) First Class in Physiology, University of Liverpool 1997

Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Society of Surgery of the Hand
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (England)

Employment History

Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital 2018 – current
Spire Cheshire Hospital 2014 – current
Whiston and St Helens Hospitals 2013 – current
Mersey Deanery training rotation 2002-2013

Awards and Prizes

2008 Presentation Winner for the Mersey Deanery Regional Orthopaedic meeting
2006 Presentation Winner for the Mersey Deanery Regional Orthopaedic meeting
2005 Merit award for Royal college distance surgical training course participation (eSTEP)
2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
1996 Gibson University Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Courses, seminars, training conferences attended

2019 Wrightington cadaveric hand/wrist course
2018 Mersey FRCS instructor
2013 Training the Trainer, Mersey Deanery
2013 Wrist fracture management, Macclesfield
2012 Microsurgical training course, Singapore
2012 IRMER course for the use of the Mini C-arm, Derby


Pain and outcomes of carpal tunnel release under local anaesthetic with or without a tourniquet: a randomised controlled trial
Iqbal H, Doorgakant A, Rehmatullah N, Ramavath A, Pidikiti P, and Lipscombe S (2018) Journal of Hand Surgery 43(8): 808-812
Scaphoid fracture non-union: a systematic review of surgical treatment using bone graft
Ferguson D, Shanbhag V, Hedley H, Reichart I, Lipscombe S, and Davis T (2016)
Journal of Hand Surgery 41(5): 492-500
Short review article: Ultrasonic assessment of flexor tendon mobilisation: effect of different mobilisation techniques on tendon excursion (Karstanje J-WH et al.)
Lipscombe S (2012)
Journal of Hand Surgery 37-E 7:707-708
Long-term outcome of percutaneous tennis elbow release
Nazar A, Lipscombe S, and Waseem M (2012)
The Open Orthopaedics Journal 6, 129-132