Mr Rish Parmar

Specialist Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder surgery. Arthritis, impingement, rotator
cuff, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulna nerve compression
(cubital tunnel), Dupuytren’s contracture, Trigger finger, Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, shoulder

Academic Background:

Mr Parmar is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb (arm) surgery. He has
specialist experience in trauma, joint replacement, sports injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole)

Mr Parmar graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000. He underwent postgraduate
training in Manchester and Stoke prior to working in Sydney, Australia. He then completed his
training in the North West of England, gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in
2010 and joined the Specialist Register in 2014.

Mr Parmar was awarded competitive specialist fellowships at three world renowned units:
Wrightington, Liverpool Upper Limb and Trauma at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. This allowed him
to gain further experience of complex upper limb conditions and to become familiar with many
treatment options, utilising both arthroscopic (keyhole) and open techniques. He has since
visited centres in Europe and North America to acquire new skills. He has been awarded the
British Elbow and Shoulder Society Mayo Elbow Fellowship.

Mr Parmar is an enthusiastic teacher. He has taught on international and national courses and
has been involved in organising the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit courses. He is currently the
teaching lead for Shoulder & Elbow module for the Mersey region orthopaedic trainees and has
been a regular instructor on the Advanced Trauma Life Support course for over ten years, having
now progressed to training the trainers for this course. He is heavily involved in educating the
future of our healthcare being an educational and clinical supervisor of junior doctors. He has
ongoing research interests and has presented his work both nationally and internationally. He is a trustee of The Frostick Foundation a charity set up to help improve the patient care for the patients of Liverpool.

Mr Parmar is currently the secretary of the North West Upper Limb Group. A group of surgeons and
physiotherapist in the North West of England who regularly meet to advance care for our

Mr Parmar maintains a medicolegal practice writing a number of reports annually and being a
subeditor for the OPiL Bond Solon Training course.

Mr Parmar volunteered for a year as a consultant in Malawi and has been invited to present his
experiences both nationally and internationally. Subsequently he has maintained an active
interest in supporting orthopaedics in developing countries. He has written chapters for
textbooks specifically aimed at treating orthopaedic injuries in the austere environment. He is
a founding member of the Implants for Malawi fundraising group and the registered charity North
West Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa.

Using this breadth of experience Mr Parmar aims to deliver patient focused care in treating a
wide variety of upper limb conditions.

Mr Parmar works in a centre with a fantastic reputation for trauma surgery and will perform surgery on a variety of upper limb trauma and sports injuries.

Professional Memberships:

• The Royal College of Surgeons of England
• British Elbow & Shoulder Society
• British Orthopaedic Association
• British Medical Association
• World Orthopaedic Concern
• North West Orthopaedic Alliance for Africa (co-founder)
• North West Upper Limb Group (Secretary)
• Mersey Hand Group
• The Frostick Foundation

NHS Base:

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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