Mr Andrew Murphy


Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist



Special Interests


  • Shoulder and elbow surgery (including advanced reconstructive arthroscopic procedures

        - keyhole surgery, joint replacement, sports injuries)

  • Knee surgery (arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, sports injuries)

  • Sports Injuries (surgical and non-surgical treatment)

  • Trauma surgery (bone, joint, tendon and ligament injuries)

  • Medicolegal reports (personal injury claims)


Professional profile

  • Qualified in medicine from University of Bristol in 1992.

  • Surgical trainee in Bristol, Bath and Plymouth (1992-1998).

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1998).

  • Higher surgical trainee in orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Southampton university hospital and Wessex region (1998-2003).

  • Fellow in trauma & orthopaedic surgery Royal College of Surgeons (2003).

  • Specialist Fellow in shoulder & elbow surgery and sports injuries. Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic centre Exeter (2003-2004).

  • Specialist Fellow in shoulder and trauma surgery Southampton University Hospital (2004-2005).

  • Awarded Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/Ethicon travelling Fellowship (2004).

  • Awarded British Shoulder & Elbow Society European travelling Fellow (2005)

  • Masters degree in sport and excercise medicine (SEM) University College London (2005).

  • Foundation member of the UK Faculty of Sport & exercise medicine (2006)

  • Honorary fellow School of Sport and health sciences University of Exeter (2007).


Sports medicine posts:


  • Finish line physician, Hawaii Ironman Triathlon 1991 

  • Medical and doping officer, British Triathlon Association 1992-2002

  • Team Physician, UK Triathlon team 1996-2002

  • Medical Director, Commonwealth Games Triathlon, Manchester 2002

  • Honorary Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Consultant to Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Albion RFC and Plymouth Raiders pro basketball team.


Current posts


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies


  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

  • British Trauma Association

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh