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
Small joint replacement
Hand and wrist fractures
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
- Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
- Hand surgery
- Image guided joint injections
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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- 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.