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Mr Mark Broadbent

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH)

Practices at: Ross Hall Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Mark Broadbent was born and schooled in Glasgow, before he moved to Edinburgh for his Undergraduate Medical Education. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1998, and then spent the next 5 years completing his basic surgical training in Edinburgh. He became Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 after passing his general surgical exams.

The next 5 years were spent as a Specialist Registrar on the North of Scotland Trauma and Orthopaedic Rotation. In 2007 he passed the Intercollegiate Trauma and Orthopaedic Exam and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

In July 2008 he took up post as an Advanced Hand Trainee, appointed by the Interface Group in Hand Surgery, in Oxford working with internationally known hand surgeons Peter Burge, Henk Geile, Ian Mcnab, Paul Critchley and Chris Little. From January 2009 to October 2009, he took a further Interface appointed Advanced Hand Training Post, at Wrightington Hospital, working with Internationally known surgeons Professor John Stanley, Ian Trail, Mike Hayton and Professor Raj Murali. This has developed his interest in small joint arthroplasty in the hand and wrist, with a national expertise in this area.

Mr Broadbent is now an established Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon in the West of Scotland. His current NHS practice is at Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) where he manages patients from his local area, but also receives tertiary and out-of-area referrals. He is currently the Orthopaedic Lead at IRH. Since 2009, he has established clinics at Ross Hall Hospital.

Mr Broadbent remains actively involved in teaching and research, with established involvement in the Edinburgh Hand Course, and the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease with Collagenase (Xiapex).  He also has an interest in “Wide awake” surgery (WALANT – Wide awake, local anaesthetic, no tourniquet). This allows patients to remain awake, when undertaking upper limb and hand surgeries (although sedation can be used if patients are anxious). He also works with a few very experienced anaesthetists who can perform upper limb blocks. Both these types of anaesthetics remove the need for a general anaesthetic, decrease the risks around surgery, and allow for a shorter, and more pleasant admission.

Mr Broadbent also has a specialist interest in medicolegal work, with over 10 years of experience Nationally. However, since 2020, Mr Broadbent has taken up the role as a Governor at the Expert Witness Institute, with a view to promote training and excellence in medicolegal industry, across the UK.

Clinical Interests

Sports injuries:

  • Fractures, ligament and tendon injuries e.g finger or thumb injuries from rugby or football

Acute hand and wrist trauma and fractures:

  • Metacarpal, phalangeal and thumb fractures
  • Tendon, nerves, blood vessel, skin, fingertip and nailbed injuries
  • Distal radius, ulna, scaphoid, carpal fractures and dislocations
  • Wrist ligament injuries and instability

Tendon injuries and problems:

  • Trigger finger, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, tendon rupture, De Quervain’s syndrome, flexor tendon injuries and extensor tendon injuries

Peripheral nerve injury and entrapment and compression:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or wrist

Dupuytren's disease:

  • Open and percutaneous surgery
  • Xiapex (collagenase) injections

Arthritis of the hand:

  • Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints, proximal interphalangeal joints and distal interphalangeal joints

Arthritis of the thumb:

  • Carpometacarpal (CMC) / trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint, metacarpophalangeal joint and interphalangeal joint

Arthritis of the wrist:

  • Radioscaphoid joint, radiocarpal joint, midcarpal joint, scapho-trapezio-trapezoid joint and distal radio-ulnar joint

Lumps and bumps:

  • Ganglions, mucous cysts, carpal boss and giant cell tumors

Elbow conditions:

  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Fractures

Shoulder conditions:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Subacromial impingment
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder and clavicle fractures

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Expert Witness Institute

Mr Mark Broadbent

Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon, Mr Mark Broadbent discusses the conditions he sees and the treatments he offers.

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