Philip McCann

I have worked and trained in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia to broaden my exposure to upper limb surgery and equip myself with the diagnostic and operative expertise to deliver excellent patient care. I have developed a wide range of specialist skills that have enabled me to deliver a confident, modern orthopaedic practice.

I obtained my primary medical qualifications at the University of London. I then undertook my surgical training in the South West region, principally within Bristol.

Following completion of my training program I undertook further sub-specialist training as the Trauma and Upper Limb Fellow at the University of Western Australia, before returning to Bristol where I was appointed at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2014. During this time it has been my pleasure to deliver a contemporary, focused and energetic upper limb service with a focus on shoulder and elbow pathology.

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
  • British Trauma Society
  • AO Trauma Society

I have always had a passion for surgical research and have taken an active interest in the academic controversies in both orthopaedic trauma surgery and elective upper limb orthopaedic surgery. I have had the privilege to be involved in a number of research projects, which have been presented at both national and international meetings.

Furthermore, I have always had great enthusiasm for medical education, on both an undergraduate and post-graduate level. I actively participate in the training of all grades of junior doctors and allied health professionals within a University Teaching Hospital and lecture to the higher surgical trainees locally on shoulder and elbow disorders.

I have designed and implemented a number of surgical training courses within the South West region. I have also been an Orthopaedic tutor both at the University of Bristol and at the University of Western Australia.

My interest in medical education led my to undertake formal training in this field, obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Bristol with Distinction.

Predictors of Mortality Following Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Dacombe P, Harries L, McCann PA, Crowther M, Packham I, Sarangi P, Whitehouse MR. In Press, Journal of Orthopaedics, 2020

Predictors of Length of Stay Following Shoulder Arthroplasty in a High-Volume UK Centre
Dacombe PJ, Harries L, McCann PA, Crowther MAA, Packham IN, Sarangi PP, Whitehouse MR,. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2020

Medium-term rates of radiolucency after primary total shoulder arthroplasty using a cementless metal-backed pegged polyethelene glenoid
Murray NJ, Al-Hourani K, Crowther MAA, Sarangi PP, McCann PA. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2019

The influence of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy of the rotator cuff muscles on midterm functional outcomes in total shoulder resurfacing at six years’ follow-up
Edwards GA, McCann PA, Whitehouse MR , Wakeley CJ, Sarangi PP, Whitehouse MR,. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2018

Blood transfusion rates following shoulder arthroplasty in a high volume UK centre and analysis of risk factors associated with transfusion.
Dacombe PJ, Kendall JV, McCann PA, Packham IN, Sarangi PP, Whitehouse MR, Crowther MAA. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2018

Short-term rates of radiolucency after primary total shoulder arthroplasty using a cementless metal-backed pegged polyethylene glenoid.
Al-Hourani K, Smith J, Crowther MAA, Sarangi PP, McCann PA. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2018

The Use of a Lacrimal Probe in Closed Catheter Irrigation of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis.
Haines S, McCann PA. In Press, Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2018.

Wang A, McCann P, Colliver J, Koh E, Ackland T, Joss B, Zheng M, Breidahl B. Do postoperative platelet-rich plasma injections accelerate early tendon healing and functional recovery after arthroscopic supraspinatus repair? A randomized controlled trial.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1430-7

Sellei RM, Waehling A, Weber CD, Jeromin S, Zimmermann F, McCann PA, Hildebrand F, Pape HC. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) reliably detects critical perfusion changes in compartmental muscle: a model in healthy volunteers.
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Oct;40(5):535-9

2014 The Tricipital Aponeurosis – A Reliable Soft Tissue Landmark for Humeral Plating.
McCann PA, Smith GCS, Clark D, Amirfeyz R. Hand Surgery 2015; 20(1): 53-58

2014 Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in metastatic disease of the proximal humerus.
Kapur R, McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014 Oct; 96(7); 32-35

2014 High Pressure Cementation of the Humeral Canal in Total Elbow Arthroplasty.
Smith GS, McCann PA, Clarke D, Amirfeyz R. American Journal of Hand Surgery, J Hand Surg Am. 2015;40(2):276-280.

2014 The Biomechanical effect of Partial Medial Epicondylectomy.
Smith GS, McCann PA Clarke D, Amirfeyz R In Press, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2014

2014 The effect of Ultrasound guided Steroid Injection on progression to surgery in Thumb Arthritis.
McCann PA, Wakeley C, Amirfeyz R. Hand Surgery 2014; 19(1): 49-52

2014 Recurrent Fusobacterium pyogenic myositis of the rotator cuff subscapularis and teres minor.
McElnay PE, McCann PA, Wakeley CR, Williams M, Amirfeyz R. In Press, Int J Shoulder Surg 2014

2013 The influence of rotator cuff pathology on functional outcome in total shoulder replacement.
Ahearn N, McCann PA, Tasker A, Sarangi PP. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Oct;7(4):127-31

2013 Thermal damage during humeral reaming in total shoulder resurfacing.
McCann PA, Sarangi PP, Baker RP, Blom AW, Amirfeyz R. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Jul;7(3):100-4.

2013 Direct arthroscopic percutaneous resection of the Long Head of Biceps tendon.
McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Surgeon. 2013 Dec;11(6):352-3.

2013 Complex instability of the elbow.
Tarassoli P, McCann P, Amirfeyz R. Injury. 2013 Sep 27. pii: S0020-1383(13)00441-5.

2013 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Versus Plain Radiography in the Assessment of Glenoid Version for Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder.
Raymond AC, McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2013 Aug;22(8):1078-83

2013 Functional Outcome Following Tibio-talar-calcaneal Nailing for Unstable Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures.
Jonas SC, Young AF, Curwen CH, McCann PA. Injury 2013 Jul;44(7):994-7

2012 Patel K, McCann PA. The Emergent Assessment of Supracondylar Fractures of the Paediatric Humerus.
Journal of Hand Surgery 2012 17(2):161-6.

2012 McCann PA, Clarke D Amirfeyz R, Bhatia R. The Cadaveric Anatomy of the Distal Radius – Implications for the use of Volar Plates.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Mar;94(2):116-20.

2011 McCann PA Comment On: Minimising the risk of extensor pollicis longus rupture following volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures: a cadaveric study.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011; Sep;93(6):494

2011 Bennet S, McCann PA, McFadyen I. Intrameduallary nailing for the stabilization of ulnar metastases.
Journal of Hand Surgery 2011; 16 (3)

2011 Duggan SMJ, Ghosh L, McCann PA. Routine laboratory tests in adult trauma.
In Press Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011. Ann R Coll Surg Engl(Suppl) 2011;93:253

2011 McFadyen I, Field J, McCann PA, Ward J, Nicol S, Curwen C. Should Unstable Extra-Articular Distal Radial Fractures be treated with Fixed Angle Volar Locked Plates or Percutaneous Kirschner Wires? - A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial.
Injury 2011; 42: 162-166

2011 McCann PA, Jackson M, Mitchell ST, Atkins RM, The Complications of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pilon Fractures of the Distal Tibia.
Int Orthop. 2011;35(3):413-8

2010 McCann PA, Ghosh L, Gleeson R. Arthroscopic Kirschner Wire Fixation of Displaced Paediatric Tibial Spine Fractures.
Techniques in Knee Surgery 2010; 9(4):231

2010 McCann PA. A suggested modification to the Intra-operative Tap Test.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010; 92(7):628

2010 Jones R, Clarke D, McCann PA. Upper Limb Deep Vein Thrombosis. A potentially fatal complication of a clavicle fracture.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2010; 92

2010 McCann PA, Amirfeyz R, Wakeley C, Bhatia R. The Volar Anatomy of the Distal Radius – An MRI Study of the FCR Approach.
Injury 2010; 41: 956-958

2009 McCann PA. Needlestick injury management – what's the solution?. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009; 91(7):627

2009 Kennedy R, Kelly S, Gonsalves S, Mc Cann PA. . Barriers to the reporting and management of needlestick injuries amongst surgeons.
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Jun 4.

2008 Clark D, Amirfeyz R, McCann PA, Bhatia R. Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Avulsion. A Literature review and case report.
Hand Surgery 2008; 13 (3): 187-192

2008 Ahmad R, McCann PA, Barakat MJ, Astle L, Case R, Bhatia R. Sea urchin spine injuries of the hand.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Jul 7

2007 Kennedy R, McCann PA, Southgate C. Surgeons and the risk of blood borne viral infections; a study of attitudes and practice.
British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94(S3): 1–31

2006 McCann PA, Southgate CR, Louette L. Novel elastic nailing in radial malunion.
Injury Extra 38:5: 197, 2007

2006 McCann PA, Baraket MJ, Wand JS. Delayed brachial plexus compression secondary to anterior shoulder dislocation — The late consequence of an axillary artery pseudoaneurysm: A case report.

I have always enjoyed a variety of sports such as mountain biking, road cycling, running and golf. However my main priority outside of work remains my wife and three children, with whom I enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits.