Mr Michael Walton

Mr Michael Walton

Mike Walton

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04717607

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
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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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (5-50)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (5-50)

  • W9050

    Shoulder hydrodistension +/- image guidance - (5-50)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (5-50)

  • T7915

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (5-50)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (5-50)

  • W5050

    Reverse polarity arthroplasty of shoulder - (5-50)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W7714

    Primary open or arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation procedure (including labral/SLAP/tendon repair) - (5-50)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W1920

    Primary open reduction of long bone with fixation - (1-5)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W7715

    Coracoid bone block transfer for recurrent instability of shoulder (Bristow-Latarjet procedure) - (1-5)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W7872

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (1-5)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W8700

    Diagnostic arthroscopic examination of joint, +/- biopsy (not otherwise specified) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

  • W7713

    Primary stabilisation of multi-directional instability of shoulder joint +/- tendon repair - (1-5)

  • W8150

    Arthrotomy of large joint (including removal of loose body from joint) - (1-5)

    HCA The Wilmslow Hospital (1-5)

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