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Professor Duncan Tennent

Consultant Profile

Professor Duncan Tennent

BSc(Hons), FRCS(Orth), PgCert(MedEd), MAcadMEd, FFSTEd

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Speciality: Orthopaedic Surgery,

Professional Profile

Mr. Duncan Tennent BSc(Hons), FRCS(Orth), PgCert(MedEd), MAcadMEd, FFSTEd qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1992. After training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, he spent a year on an arthroscopic fellowship in Virginia, USA. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at St. George’s Hospital, London in 2003 and is an Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Education at the associated medical school.
His particular interests are arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow and he also spends much of his time on complex reconstructions of both joints following trauma. He has written a textbook of arthroscopic surgery as well as publishing a number of scientific articles on the subject and holds the patent for a revolutionary arthroscopic technique for reconstruction of the Acromio-clavicular Joint.
He lectures both nationally and internationally on shoulder and arthroscopic surgery and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate surgery at St. George’s Hospital. He previously chaired the Board of Surgical Education at the Medical School and was the lead for both undergraduate orthopaedics and USMLE (American Medical Exams). He is an examiner for the FRCS(Orth) Exam and undergraduate medical finals (MBBS). He runs the Surgical Approaches to the Shoulder and Elbow Course at St. George’s Hospital with Mr Pearse and Mr Arnander.
He is also the past Chair of the Education Committee and is currently Treasurer of the British Shoulder & Elbow Society and was the Scientific Chairman of ArthroLondon 2012 a large arthroscopy and scientific meeting held at the ExCel Centre.
Mr Tennent reviews for a number of specialist journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Arthroscopy and is on the editorial board of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Specialises In

Shoulder dislocation
Rotator cuff repair
Tennis elbow
Sports injury

Professional Memberships

British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
European Shoulder & Elbow Society (SECEC)
Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)
Faculty of Surgical Educators (RCSEdFSE)

Contact Details

NHS Base

St. George’s Hospital


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