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About Us

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Meet Mr Matthew Barrett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

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

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Shoulder Problems

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


Conditions We Treat

Elbow Problems

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


Our Dorset Clinics

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Dorchester Clinic


BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

Herringston Road, 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!

Weekly Clinic Days: Monday & Wednesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

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Bournemouth Clinic

The Nuffield Hospital

67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

Mr Barrett is thrilled to be offering a private clinic at The Nuffield Hospital in the centre of Bournemouth, Dorset. The Nuffield Hospital is easily accessible and conveniently located close to Bournemouth's town centre on Lansdowne Road with free parking available for patients.

Weekly Clinic Days: Wednesday mornings.