Mr Michael Walton

Mr Michael Walton

Mike Walton

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04717607

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  • Open Referral network
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Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Shoulder & Elbow


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About me

Mike is the Clinical Director of the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington Hospital. Wrightington is the Centre of Excellence for orthopaedic surgery in the North West and manages complex tertiary referral and revison cases from around the region, nationally and internationally. It is regarded as one of the worlds leading orthopaedic centres and performs more shoulder replacement operations than any other centre in th UK.

Mike specialises in all aspects of shoulder surgery. He has a particular interest in advanced arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques for shoulder surgery and sports injuries and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder including total joint replacement, reverse shoulder replacement and revision surgery. Mike was recently awarded the prestigeous Copeland Fellowship by the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. He regulalry treats professional athletes and works closely with their teams to ensure optimal return to play.

Mike is on the specialist register for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. He grew up in Manchester before attending Nottingham Medical School. He underwent higher surgical training on the Bristol Rotation and was awarded fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in 2009. He was awarded a Masters degree with Merit from the University of Bath in Sports and Exercise Medicine and was made a Member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK) in 2012. Mike travelled to Perth for sub-speciality fellowship training where he worked with some of the world's leading pioneers in tendon pathology at the University of Western Australia.

Mike is actively involved in research and has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented work both nationally and internationally. He advises the NIHR on research funding grants. He works closely with many implant companys to develop new techniques and prostheses.

Areas of interest

Shoulder Surgery;
Sports Injuries;
Shoulder Arthroscopy;
Shoulder Pain;
Shoulder Instability;
Shoulder Impingement;
Rotator Cuff Tears;
Shoulder Replacement;
Revision Shoulder Replacement;
Shoulder Fractures;
Clavicle Fractures;
Frozen Shoulder;
AC Joint Injuries;
AC Joint Reconstruction;

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