Mr Stephen Lipscomb

Mr Stephen Lipscombe

FRCS(Tr&Orth), BSc Physiology, Diploma Hand Surgery
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb Trauma Surgeon

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