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Phil Wykes Consultant in Upper Limb Surgery


Mr Philip Wykes has been a consultant in Upper Limb Surgery since 2005. He qualified from the University of Bristol Medical School in 1987. Following house jobs in the South West, he was a lecturer in anatomy at Manchester University for one year.

He then underwent basic surgical training in the North West as well as a period in the Trauma Unit at Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa. He achieved his Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons and underwent higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in the North West.

He was awarded the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003 and received his certificate for completion of specialist training in 2005. He was appointed as a consultant in October 2005. During his training he visited several centres of excellence in the UK, France and North America in order to acquire expert skills in upper limb surgery.

In particular he visited world experts in shoulder arthroscopy. 

Special Interests

and Research

Clinical interests include:


• Upper limb surgery
• Shoulder arthroscopy
• Shoulder replacement
• Elbow surgery and arthroscopy
• Hand and wrist surgery
• Upper limb trauma

Phil continues to present and publish work on upper limb disorders at National and International conferences. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Society of Surgery of the Hand and the British Elbow and Shoulder Surgery Society.

Phil Wykes with patient

He is currently an examiner for the Intercollegiate Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship. He teaches shoulder arthroscopy and surgical skills to doctors in training and has contributed chapters to orthopaedic text books.

Outside of work, Phil is a keen sportsman. He enjoys cycling, skiing and football. He is married with three daughters 
and a dog. 



Mr. Wykes has over 13 years’ experience in preparing medical reports. He has been in practice since 2004. To date he has prepared over 1000 reports for the court in Personal Injury cases. He continues to be instructed by both defendant and claimants.

He aims to provide clear, comprehensive and prompt reports for instructing solicitors. He is up-to-date with current personal injury court reforms and directives. In line with his upper limb (shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist) clinical practice, his particular expertise is in upper limb injury and work-related disorders.

His average time to appointment is 4-6 weeks (this can be reduced to 2 weeks in cases of particular urgency) with a 2 week turnaround for report. He has experienced medico-legal secretarial support.

His medico-legal CV and terms of acceptance, including fee levels, are available on request.  It is usual for fees to be paid on completion of

the case.

For further information, please email me:  or phone Sue Merrifield on: (01204) 404495




Watch the video as Phil answers the most frequently asked questions about the condition Dupuytren's Contracture.

He goes on to explain what the condition is, how it can be treated and how long the recovery period is likely to be.

Dupuytren's Contracture FAQs  - Phil Wykes

Dupuytren's Contracture FAQs - Phil Wykes

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