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Mr Harry Brownlow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



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Professional profile

Mr Harry Brownlow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises entirely in problems affecting the shoulder and elbow regions. He also delivers immediate diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

Mr Brownlow qualified with a first class degree in medicine after having gained a BSc for research in basic anatomy. He trained on the academic programme in Oxford and gained an MD for a thesis on research into fracture healing. He won the prize for the best written national exit exam in Orthopaedics.

Harry has completed fellowships in advanced shoulder and elbow surgery in Oxford, Sydney and Reading. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in 2003, and joined Circle Reading in 2012.

Mr Brownlow has collected Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROMS) since 2004 and is one of the few surgeons who publishes his success rates.

Personal profile

He enjoys relaxing at home with his family and pets. When the opportunities arise he likes sailing and cycling.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Rotator cuff disease
Shoulder dislocations
Shoulder and elbow stiffness
Shoulder and elbow replacements
Tennis elbow
Fractures of the upper arm

Research interests

Mr Brownlow is currently involved in two multicentre national research projects looking at aspects of surgical management of rotator cuff tears and impingement. Hopefully these large studies will help decide how best to treat these two common shoulder problems.

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

British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society