Andy Murphy

Plymouth Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic

For more information, please contact Andy's secretary, Elizabeth Binding on 01752702096 or email her here

Member of:

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • British Elbow & Shoulder Society
  • British Trauma Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


  • Qualified in medicine from University of Bristol in 1992.
  • Surgical trainee in Bristol, Bath and Plymouth (1992-1998).
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1998).
  • Higher surgical trainee in orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Southampton university hospital and Wessex region (1998-2003).
  • Fellow in trauma & orthopaedic surgery Royal College of Surgeons (2003).
  • Specialist Fellow in shoulder & elbow surgery and sports injuries. Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic centre Exeter (2003-2004).
  • Specialist Fellow in shoulder and trauma surgery Southampton University Hospital (2004-2005).
  • Awarded Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/Ethicon travelling Fellowship (2004).
  • Awarded British Shoulder & Elbow Society European travelling Fellow (2005)
  • Masters degree in sport and excercise medicine (SEM) University College London (2005).
  • Foundation member of the UK Faculty of Sport & exercise medicine (2006)
  • Honorary fellow School of Sport and health sciences University of Exeter (2007).

Sports medicine posts:

  • Finish line physician, Hawaii Ironman Triathlon 1991 
  • Medical and doping officer, British Triathlon Association 1992-2002
  • Team Physician, UK Triathlon team 1996-2002
  • Medical Director, Commonwealth Games Triathlon, Manchester 2002
  • Honorary Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Consultant to Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth Albion RFC and Plymouth Raiders pro basketball team.

Other interests:

  • Shoulder and elbow surgery (including advanced reconstructive arthroscopic procedures - keyhole surgery, joint replacement, sports injuries, complex upper limb reconstruction)
  • Knee surgery (arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, sports injuries)
  • Sports injuries (surgical and non-surgical treatment)
  • Trauma surgery (bone, joint, tendon and ligament injuries)
  • Medicolegal reports (personal injury and clinical negligence claims)