About Matthew Kent

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Mr. Matthew Kent is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has specialist experience in the area of the shoulder and elbow surgery with a focus on joint replacement and arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Mr. Kent qualified in 1999 from Liverpool University. After completing his basic surgical training in the Merseyside region he spent a year in New Zealand. On return to the UK he completed his specialist orthopaedic training in Cambridge. From an early stage Mr. Kent focused his training on shoulder and Elbow surgery and completed two specialist shoulder and elbow fellowships, one in Norwich and the other in Liverpool. He was appointed as a consultant in 2011.

NHS Consultant Post

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Mr. Kent has been actively involved with research and is currently the clinical research lead for upper limb surgery at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals. As part of his training he completed an MsC in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff university producing research and a thesis on upper limb biomechanics. Current areas of research interest include the use of shoulder replacement in trauma, biomechanics of shoulder replacement and ACJ stabilization.

Additional Training

Mr. Kent has been able to visit a number of renowned centers in the UK and Europe to gain further experience. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious travelling fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society allowing him to visit multiple centers in the USA focusing on the treatment of complex and revision shoulder and elbow arthroplasty ‘joint replacement’. He has been able to bring the skills and experience gained from this back to Liverpool to help in the treatment of these difficult conditions


  • Northwest Upper Limb Group – President
  • British Shoulder and Elbow Society – Member
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Surgeons of England – Fellow
  • Medical Protection Society