"The aim is to get you back to where you want to be and doing the things that you love most" - Mr Matthew Barrett

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Meet Mr Matthew Barrett, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Matthew graduated from Cardiff Medical School, going on to complete his higher orthopaedic surgical training in the Wessex region. He completed specialist fellowships in Shoulder & Elbow surgery, working with and learning from experienced surgeons in Bournemouth and then Auckland, New Zealand.

Matthew works as an NHS Orthopaedic Consultant at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, where he specialises in Shoulder, elbow and trauma surgery. He is enthusiastic about teaching and is actively involved with research.

Outside of work he enjoys running, kitesurfing and sea swimming so he understands the importance of getting back to doing the things you love most.

Experienced in the latest keyhole and open surgery techniques, your shoulder and elbow solutions will be tailored to your needs whilst being performed at the highest standard of care.

I also live in Poole and enjoy the coastal lifestyle that Dorset has to offer - similarly to many of my patients!

Areas of special interest

- Bony Increased Offset Reverse Shoulder Replacement (BIO-RSA)

- Shoulder instability



Mr Barrett treats for all aspects of shoulder & elbow pain and problems whether it be a new injury, sports related or a longstanding problem. Experienced in the latest keyhole and open surgery techniques from arthroscopic surgery to complex shoulder replacement surgery.

The aim is to get you back to where you want to be and doing the things that you love most. Once Mr Barrett has diagnosed your problem he will develop a treatment plan tailored for you. This may involve physiotherapy, an injection, shockwave therapy or sometimes surgery. If you have private insurance then you can contact your provider and ask to come and see Mr Barrett. If you are self paying you can make an appointment directly with us without a referral.

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Arthritis, fractures, instability, impingement, frozen shoulder, clavicle problems, rotator cuff problems, acromioclavicular joint (ACJ).



Arthritis, stiffness, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome.



The Winterbourne Hospital. Herringston Road, Dorchester, Dorchester, DT1 2DR

We hold our private clinic at the very warm and welcoming BMI Winterbourne Hospital in Dorchester, Dorset. There is plenty of parking available for patients and the hospital is situated just off the A35 and Herringston Road making it accessible for those within, or just outside of Dorchester.

We offer weekly clinics to suit you! Clinic days include Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Call / Message  07944 069063​ (Secretary)

Email  info@shoulderclinicdorset.co.uk

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Matt Barrett was the surgeon who successfully operated on my badly broken clavicle/ collar bone. He first met me in A&E and quickly assured me I was in safe hands. I was due to attend the windsurfing world championships only seven weeks away so any repairs needed to be carried out as soon as possible and with the best possible long term strength. Sure enough I had perfect service and surgery at Dorchester Hospital, was able to windsurf again within six weeks (not on Matt's advice…) and competed in the World Championships and became Grandmaster World Champion. 

Massive thanks to Matt and his team for all their help and what we achieved.

Guy. C (Shoulder Patient)


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