More than half my patients are now musicians, but I also see a lot of office workers with after-work sports and yoga related injuries. I work closely with hand therapists and I have a relatively low 'conversion rate' (of new patients having surgery). That I think is, in part, related to musicians having the sorts of problems that usually respond more favourably to more conservative options offered by hand therapists, general physio and steroid injections, or even technique workarounds
Mark trained in Cambridge University and Addenbrookes’ Clinical School in 1988. His basic surgical training was at the Westminster Hospital, and his research post at the Royal Free Hospital. He continued his trauma, hand and limb reconstruction fellowship in University of Pisa and went on to complete his senior orthopaedic training at King’s College Hospital.
Mr Phillips specialises in treating musicians with hand & wrist problems and is one of the UK’s leading experts in treating patients working within the performing arts industry. He has a regular clinic at the British Association for Performance Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and also runs his private practice at London Sports Orthopaedics, where he is a Partner and Medical Director.
MA MBBChir FRCS(Tr&Orth)
- Member of BSSH, BLRS, BMA, BOA
- Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, King's College Hospital. NHS
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Bridge Hospital, Private
Area(s) of speciality / particular clinical interests
Hand and Wrist surgery with subspecialist interest in treating musicians with hand & wrist problems and is one of the UK’s leading experts in treating patients working within the performing arts industry. He has a regular clinic at the British Association for Performance Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
- British Society of Surgery of the Hand