Mr Tony Corner is a highly professional orthopaedic shoulder surgeon dedicated to treating patients with problems of the shoulder, elbow and upper limbs at Spire Harpenden Hospital and Spire Bushey Hospital. His areas of expertise include shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, rotator cuff surgery, shoulder dislocation, shoulder sports injuries and frozen shoulder. His main surgical interest is in arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder surgery for the treatment of impingement, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (dislocations), frozen shoulder and sports-related injuries. He also provides a full range of surgery for shoulder and elbow arthritis including joint resurfacing and total joint replacements. Mr Corner provides expert opinion to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for disorders of the shoulder and elbow and aims to avoid surgery if possible, only operating on approximately 1 in 5 patients who seek his expertise.
Mr Corner qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London and later underwent specialist orthopaedic training in London. He subsequently undertook an advanced training fellowship in complex upper limb reconstruction in the UK. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association European Travelling Fellowship whereby he gained invaluable experience from four of the world’s leading shoulder surgeons in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Mr Corner commenced his consultant career as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for West Herts NHS Trust at St Albans City Hospital, Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Watford General Hospital. He provides courses nationwide, teaching the techniques of arthroscopic shoulder reconstructive surgery to other orthopaedic consultants and higher trainees. He has published numerous research papers in orthopaedic surgery and his work has been presented at many national and international meetings. Mr Corner is a member of British Elbow and Shoulder Surgery and the British Orthopaedic Association. Mr Corner is an editorial reviewer for 'Shoulder & Elbow" journal, the official scientific journal of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. Mr Corner is the Orthopaedic representative on the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Harpenden Hospital.
Mr Corner liaises closely with therapists to ensure optimal success in treating all of his patients, which include patients of all ages and recreational levels including professional sports athletes.