Mr Stephen Lipscombe


MBChB, BSc, FRCS (Tr and Orth), Diploma Hand Surgery

GMC number: 6053053

Practising since: 2002


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Stephen Lipscombe holds a private practice as an Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon with special interest in hand and wrist surgery at Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor.

Mr Lipscombe trained and worked within the Mersey deanery having merited an Honours degree at Liverpool Medical School. He has a strong academic background having completed a First class degree in Physiology at Liverpool University where he studied calcium signalling in pancreatic acinar cells.

The majority of his Orthopaedic surgical experience involves Upper limb surgery. Having finalised his training with one of the few nationally recognised Advanced Training post fellowships in hand/wrist surgery and successfully completing the British Diploma in Hand surgery.

Mr Lipscombe's surgical practice includes traumatic injuries to the upper limb and elective hand/wrist surgery including nerve disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve procedures), joint replacement (base of thumb, finger joints, and wrist arthroplasty), Dupuytrens disease (collagenase injection, fasciectomy, and skin grafting), and minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy.

Special interests

Small joint replacement
Scaphoid non-union
Wrist arthroscopy

Other interests

Hand and wrist fractures

Personal interests

Stephen is a keen sportsmen and the majority of his leisure time is spent training for Olympic distance triathlon, competing in Chester, Salford, and Chirk events each year. 

He lives locally in Chester with his wife Hilary and daughter Anabelle. Chester Zoo is one of their favourite destinations.

He is a member of the Folio Society for book collections and has a season ticket at Manchester United.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Stephen Lipscombe at Nuffield Health

  • Osteotomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hand surgery
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Image guided joint injections

Locations Mr Stephen Lipscombe works with

Related experience


Pain and outcomes of carpal tunnel release under local anaesthetic with or without a tourniquet: a randomised controlled trial

Iqbal H, Doorgakant A, Rehmatullah N, Ramavath A, Pidikiti P, and Lipscombe S (2018) Journal of Hand Surgery 43(8): 808-812

Scaphoid fracture non-union: a systematic review of surgical treatment using bone graft

Ferguson D, Shanbhag V, Hedley H, Reichart I, Lipscombe S, and Davis T (2016)
Journal of Hand Surgery 41(5): 492-500

Short review article:
Ultrasonic assessment of flexor tendon mobilisation: effect of different mobilisation techniques on tendon excursion (Karstanje J-WH et al.)

Lipscombe S (2012)
Journal of Hand Surgery 37-E 7:707-708

Long-term outcome of percutaneous tennis elbow release

Nazar A, Lipscombe S, and Waseem M (2012)
The Open Orthopaedics Journal  6, 129-132


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (England)

Other posts held

  • Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at Whiston Hospital

Insurers Mr Stephen Lipscombe works with

Mr Stephen Lipscombe works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Stephen Lipscombe does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Stephen Lipscombe does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Stephen Lipscombe does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.