Richard Hawken

Mr Richard Hawken, an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialises in Shoulder and Elbow with expertise gained through roles at Torbay Hospital since 2011 and a background in surgial training and teaching at Oxford University. His practice spans from trauma & orthopaedic surgery to a range of shoulder related conditions and treatments.


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  • Torquay
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Mr Richard Hawken is a highly experienced consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, having qualified from Southampton University in 1997. With over 14 years of expertise, he has worked in New Zealand, taught anatomy at Oxford University, and completed his surgical training in the South West Peninsula region. Mr Hawken holds a special interest in Shoulder and Elbow surgeries, passing the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam in 2009. His commitment to patient care is evident through his shared decision-making approach, ensuring patients are well-informed about their treatment options. Having been appointed as an NHS Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Torbay Hospital in 2011, Mr Hawken specialises in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery with a focus on Shoulder and Elbow conditions. He also works privately at Mount Stuart Hospital in Torquay. His areas of expertise include a wide range of shoulder treatments such as arthroscopic and open surgeries, instability surgery, rotator cuff surgery, frozen shoulder treatment, and shoulder arthritis treatments including total shoulder replacements. Furthermore, he is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to his patients, emphasising non-operative and operative options. Aside from his professional career, Mr Richard Hawken is known for prioritising patient involvement and informed decision-making in his practice. With a passion for shoulder conditions and a commitment to delivering high-quality care, he is a respected figure in the field of Orthopaedic surgery. His dedication to ongoing training and development showcases his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in orthopaedic care, benefiting patients under his care.

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