Mr Christopher Lawrence

Mr Christopher Lawrence

BSc MBBS FRCS (Tr&Ortho)

Orthopaedic Surgery

19 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“When I first saw Mr Lawrence he diagnosed my issues straight away and explained the treatment well. I had to wait 8 months for surgery but it went well; follow up appointments were excellent too. “
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Subspecialty

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA): 184998
  • General Medical Council: 6078101
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £207

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Springfield Hospital

    Lawn Lane Springfield, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM1 7GU
    62 reviews

    Mid Essex Hospital Trust (Broomfield Hospital)

    Court Road Broomfield, Chelsmford, United Kingdom, CM1 7ET
    19 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 20:30
    Tue
    08:30 - 12:30
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Lawrence is a fellowship trained Shoulder & Elbow Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Chelmsford. His main areas of interest are arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery for recurrent instability and impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulder as well as acromioclavicular joint problems and shoulder joint replacement.


    Christopher also has an interest in elbow surgery including tennis and golfers elbow and ulna nerve release, plus minor hand surgery including carpal tunnel decompression.


    Mr Lawrence continues to have an interest in teaching, having been awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally on research related to shoulder surgery as well as co-authored a book chapter.


    Areas of interest

    shoulder; instability; stabilisation; rotator cuff; ACJ; acromioclavicular joint; decompression; subacromial decompression; biceps; frozen shoulder; adhesive capsulitis; shoulder replacement; shoulder arthroplasty; tennis elbow; golfers elbow; ulna nerve and carpal tunnel.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Shoulder Replacement

    Rotator Cuff repair

    Shoulder stabilisation

    Surgery for Frozen Shoulder

    Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery / Shoulder Arthroscopy

    Tennis Elbow Release

    Ulna Nerve Release

    Carpal Tunnel Decompression

    Shoulder Osteoarthritis

    Shoulder Instability 

    Sports Related Shoulder Injury

    Shoulder Stabilisation Surgery - Open or Arthroscopic

    Rotator Cuff Repair - Arthroscopic & Open

    Proximal Humerus Fractures 

    Clavicle Fractures

    Humerus Fractures

    Frozen Shoulder Surgery

    Shoulder Injections

    Carpal Tunnel Decompression

    Procedures

    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Tendon Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint Injection
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Bone Spurs
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
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    Education

    Mr Lawrence qualified as a doctor in 2003 from St Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Whilst in London, he gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Anatomy and Development Biology from the University College London. He completed a surgical rotation as a junior doctor at Broomfield Hospital. Mr Lawrence ten started Specialist Registrar Training on the East Anglian training programme in 2008, rotating through different hospitals in the region. Whilst a senior trainee in Cambridge, he was the Chief Resident for the Musculoskeletal Directorate and Cambridge Orthopaedic Club Secretary. Mr Lawrence passed the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) examination in 2014. In 2015 he was awarded Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Trauma & Orthopaedics and was granted specialist recognition by the GMC. He has completed two post-CCT Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Southampton General Hospital. The focus of both fellowships was on shoulder surgery including arthroscopic, open and arthroplasty techniques. Mr Lawrence was also awarded the Watanabe Travelling Fellowship which allowed him to visit eminent shoulder and elbow surgeons across the UK to increase his breadth of experience.

    He is a member of the BOA, BESS and Watanabe Faculty.

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Shoulder Pain
    2/7
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    1/7
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1/7
    Dislocated Shoulder
    1/7
    Frozen Shoulder
    1/7
    Osteoarthritis
    1/7
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    1/7
    Shoulder Labral Tear
    1/7
    Shoulder Replacement
    1/7
    Tendon Repair
    1/7
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    When I first saw Mr Lawrence he diagnosed my issues straight away and explained the treatment well. I had to wait 8 months for surgery but it went well; follow up appointments were excellent too.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Lawrence was empathetic to my wish to resume my normal activities, never patronising about my age, explained everything clearly, friendly and made me feel he cared. He seems to have done a good job because I’m really pleased with the results!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Lawrence quickly identified the problem, explained the procedure in detail, booked the operation date, performed the operation, 3 months later a successful result. Cannot thank him enough
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Amazing. Very happy with the whole procedure and the outcome of both surgeries.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Lawrence was excellent throughout the entire process. He was able to explain and consult on the options available to me and we came to an appropriate decision. Operation was a resounding success and I am back to full motion is record time. I would certainly recommend Mr Lawrence for any shoulder surgery requirements!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    From my initial appt To a final check I was kept fully informed of the expectations of my treatment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Lawrence was very helpful and has reassured me about my shoulder pain and been oven me good advice.
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