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Orthopaedics Consultants

Mr Tony Corner

Picture of Mr Tony Corner, Consultant orthopaedic surgeonGeneral information:

Name, qualifications:

Mr Tony Corner BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Practising at:

Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital




Sub-specialty: Shoulder, Elbow & Upper Limb surgery

Special clinical interests:

Arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder surgery for rotator cuff tears and dislocations. Shoulder and elbow joint replacement surgery. Shoulder sports injuries and fractures.

Current posts (NHS, University):
  • NHS Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon - West Herts NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
Contact Details
  • Secretary's name: Lesley Cornish
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01727 897046
  • Secretary's email address: lesley.cornish@whht.nhs.uk


Professional profile

Mr Corner is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon whose clinical practice is dedicated to treating patients with problems of the shoulder, elbow and upper limb including rotator cuff tears, dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, fractures, tendon and sports related injuries. He qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London and later underwent specialist Orthopaedic training in London (North West Thames Rotation).

He subsequently underwent a one year UK advanced training fellowship in complex upper limb reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association European Travelling Fellowship whereby he gained invaluable experience and training from 4 of the world’s leading shoulder surgeons in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Following advanced training Mr Corner was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

He has published numerous research papers in orthopaedic surgery and this work has been presented at national and international meetings. He continues to have research interests in rotator cuff disease and instability of the shoulder.

Mr Corner is responsible for teaching higher surgical trainees surgery for shoulder and elbow disorders at West Herts NHS Trust. He is also a faculty member for courses held nationally to teach techniques of arthroscopic shoulder reconstructive surgery to other orthopaedic consultants and higher trainees. He also lectures on the Mastership course in Orthopaedics held at the University of Warwick Medical School.

Mr Corner is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS).

Mr Corner’s main surgical interest is in arthroscopic (keyhole) reconstructive shoulder surgery for the treatment of impingement, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (dislocations), frozen shoulder and sports related injuries. He also offers a full range of surgery for shoulder and elbow arthritis including joint resurfacing and total joint replacements including both standard and reverse polarity arthroplasties.

Following advanced fellowship training Mr Corner has developed expertise in upper limb trauma for all fractures, dislocations and tendon injuries in the upper limb including sports related injuries. He is currently the Lead Clinician for Trauma at West Herts NHS Trust.

Personal profile

Now his rugby playing days are over Mr Corner enjoys his spare time relaxing with his family and encouraging the sporting activities of his children. However, he remains an avid rugby and football supporter and when time allows he enjoys a round of golf.

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