Mr Alun Yewlett
BSc (1st Class Hons) MBBS (London) MSc (Trauma Surgery) FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) MAcadMeD AICSM
Consultant Orthopaedic and Regenerative Surgeon (Shoulder, Elbow and Hand)
- Office based arthroscopic techniques using the Mi Eye device
- Patient specific total shoulder arthroplasty (anatomic and reverse) primary and revision
- Rotator cuff tears and regenerative techniques for complex tears (keyhole and open techniques)
- Lower trapezius transfer for irreparable rotator cuff repairs
- Tendonopathies around the elbow
- Complex upper limb trauma
- Non operative regenerative treatments for arthritis
- Fractures around the upper limb
- Distal biceps ruptures, Pec Major ruptures, Triceps ruptures
- Shoulder dislocations and instability
- Claivbrace treatment for clavicle fractures
- mFAT techniques for delaying arthroplasty in selected cases
- Compression neruopathies , carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, lacertus syndrome
- Wide awake surgery
Mr Yewlett is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Regenerative Sports Surgeon specialising in the upper limb. He was headhunted to work with the renowned 108 Harley Street sports injury team in 2018. He has experience of treating international patients of varying levels of sporting ability over the past 4 years and many patients have travelled to the UK specifically to be treated by him.
He was the first upper limb surgeon to be approved by the Alliance Medical Insurance Group in the UK to perform the Mi-eye procedure for shoulders in 2018 and still uses this for diagnostic purposes in selected complex cases.
In 2022 he was invited to join the LIPS group and was delighted to accept. His NHS base is in Grantham and District Hospital in the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust where he has been a consultant since 2017 and it was recognised in 2022 as one of the eight accredited surgical hubs for elective work nationally in the UK.
His brief on joining the trust was to repatriate complex work into the region which he has done in the fields of revision shoulder and elbow arthroplasty and tendon transfers for complex cuff tears. He offers a "one stop" shoulder ultrasound service and performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections under guidance as needed at the same time.
His philosophy is to preserve the joint where possible and will try and avoid operative interventions unless there is no better non operative alternative. He will tailor a bespoke management plan to suit the needs and expectations of the individual as part of a shared decision making process. Since the COVID pandemic many patients are now presenting with the sequelae of untreated upper limb injuries in the form of irreparable cuff tears, malunions and nonunions and he has experience of 3D reconstructions using patient specific bespoke solutions to treat patients with clavicle and complex humeral deformities and tendon transfers where appropriate for irreparable cuff tears.
He has published widely and in addition to his higher degrees in trauma has published chapters in a number of textbooks and more than 40 peer reviewed publications. In 2023, he published his data of treating patients with shoulder arthritis with microfragmented fat to delay shoulder arthroplasty and this is a treatment that is available for selected patients who are keen to avoid or delay joint replacement.
He holds a number of honorary NHS contracts at other tertiary centres of excellence where he works as part of a consultant team to treat complex shoulder and elbow cases. In addition to his regenerative work he is also a high volume shoulder arthroplasty surgeon and specialises in patient specific shoulder replacement.
Mr Yewlett qualified with a first class honours degree from Imperial College in addition to his medical qualifications in 2004. He subsequently trained in the United Kingdom on the highly regarded all Wales Orthopaedic rotation and undertook post CCT fellowships with the internationally renowned shoulder teams at Exeter in the PEOC with Mr Smith, Mr Kitson and Mr Thomas, Stockport with Mr Ravenscroft, Mr Morgan and Mr Sandher and SWLEOC with Vipul Patel and Nick Little, in addition to a shorter fellowship spent in Holland and Belgium with Prof Van Riet and Prof Eygendaal.
He was appointed as a consultant in 2015 in South Wales before moving to Lincolnshire in 2017 to take on his current substantive post.