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Mr Kevin Sharpe

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRSC Ed, FRCS Ed (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Practices at: The Beardwood Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Sharpe’s father was in the Airforce moving around the UK and abroad and later spent time as a GP practice manager. His Mother has been a nurse all her life. Mr Sharpe was born in Chichester and moved frequently to various places around the country and is one of four siblings.

He went to school in Anglesey for a few years then moved to a Jesuit School just outside Sheffield where he was educated for ten years. Visits to Lancashire began even back then when playing rugby against teams such as Stoneyhurst College.
Mr Sharpe went to Liverpool Medical School and did his postgraduate junior and senior medical and surgical training in Merseyside. Mr Sharpe moved to Lancashire after he obtained his Consultant appointment at Royal Blackburn Infirmary. He has three teenage girls who all attend Clitheroe Grammar School.

Mr Sharpe spent a total of two years of his specialist training in upper limb surgery whilst he was a specialist registrar and then went on to spend more than a year as an Upper Limb Fellow at Wrightington Hospital Upper Limb Unit. He was involved in research, national and international presentations and publications whilst there. He has also spent an elective period of a month in Johannesburg involved in a wide variety of “eye opening” trauma and further upper limb surgery on a sabbatical just after taking up his consultant’s post.

He was appointed as a Consultant at The Royal Blackburn Infirmary in August 2003 and became part of East Lancashire Trust when it was formed. Mr Sharpe maintains a current updated interest in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He always endeavors to give clear concise explanations and demonstrate a logical and commonsense approach to peoples’ problems whilst providing the best of surgical and conservative treatments appropriate to individual needs. Mr Sharpe works alongside caring dedicated therapy and nursing staff wherever he practices.

Mr Sharpe is an active participant in regional and national orthopaedic and upper limb societies. He teaches undergraduates at the Trust together with organising personal and regional training for Specialist Registrars. Mr Sharpe also lectures at the University of Cumbria.

Mr Sharpe is a keen skier and motorcyclist despite pressure to the contrary! He also tries to get out for a walk around the lakes when he can, both of which are in an effort to enjoy the great countryside we live in.

Clinical Interests

Mr Sharpe has a specialist interest in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder (and routinely deals with general orthopaedic trauma). This includes treating:

  • Sports injuries; arthroscopic small and large joint surgery; pain, arthritis, fusions and joint replacement; nerve compression (including carpal tunnel and ulna nerve)

  • Tendon repair reconstruction and transfer;  Dupuytren’s and contracture; instability and stiffness; fracture malunion and non union (including scaphoid)

  • Pain in joints and soft tissues of the upper limb, arthritis; sports injuries, instabilities, arthroscopic small and large joint surgery, fusions, joint reconstruction and replacements, nerve compression (including carpal tunnel and ulna nerve)

Mr Sharpe can provide a second opinion or revision service. He provides a medicolegal report and opinion service to the legal profession. Mr Sharpe lectures at the University of Cumbria and teaches undergraduates and postgraduates including specialist registrars.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

  • Northwest Orthopaedic Association

  • Northwest Upper Limb Group

  • Northwest Hand Society