Mr Matthew Smith is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and has been since September 2009.
He is the Associate Clinical Director for the department with responsibility for Upper Limb Surgery. His primary role is as a subspecialist shoulder and elbow surgeon.
He has a wealth of experience including experience of procedures that are practiced by a limited number of appropriately skilled surgeons across the country such as The Arthroscopic Latarjet or "Arthrolatarjet" and the fixation of complex shoulder fractures.
He has a large arthroplasty (shoulder replacement) practice and is leading the way with innovative techniques such as CT scan navigated shoulder replacements.
In addition to this ultra complex work he undertakes all aspects of routine shoulder surgery and most aspects of routine elbow surgery.
Mr Smith undertakes medico-legal work and has been preparing medico-legal reports for over eleven years. He undertakes reports for claimant and defendant solicitors alike for both personal injury and medical negligence matters. He aims to provide fair unbiased reports for the assistance of the court, and parties involved, in all cases.
He almost exclusively provides reports dealing with shoulder and elbow problems over and above the remit of a non-subspecialist shoulder and elbow expert. Overall his practice is roughly 50% claimant and 50% defendant. He provides a bespoke personalised service with all instructing parties having direct access to him via email or mobile phone facilitating Expert – Solicitor communication which is essential, especially in complex cases.
Mr Smith has actively participated in teaching throughout his career, regularly teaching medical students and orthopaedic trainees both academically and practically. He also teaches on and runs various internationally recognised specialist shoulder courses aimed a training consultant colleagues. He has published extensively and remains actively involved in research.
British Elbow and Shoulder Society, The British Orthopaedic Association, The British Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England, The North West Upper Limb Group, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers