Mr Matthew Ricks

Mr Matthew Ricks

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06160692


  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Matthew Ricks is a specialist fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the Shoulder, Elbow and Hand. Practicing across Eastbourne and Hastings hospitals providing care for Sussex. Mr Ricks specialises in the comprehensive management of all conditions affecting the shoulder, Elbow and Hand.

With international fellowships in France, Australia and the UK he received extensive training in surgical best practice, while consistently keeping apace with the latest surgical techniques. Originally qualifying from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital in 2007 he underwent specialist training in the Wessex region. Following his surgical training he carried out fellowships in Melbourne Australia, Nice France and Wrightington UK. Following a fellowship in Wrightington covering Shoulder, Elbow and Hands he was appointed a consultant at the unit. After 4 years of consultancy at the unit the opportunity arose to move back to Sussex where he is originally from and family are. He then took up a Consultancy at East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

As a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare Trust, Mr Ricks handles complex cases of the Upper Limb. Mr Ricks has a first class honours BSc and two Masters degrees in the area of Orthopaedics. Having been awarded the BESS travelling shoulder fellowship and the Watanabe Travelling fellowship he was able to visit leading surgeons around the world developing an interest in Arthroscopic and Arthroplasty surgery. Mr Ricks has held committee positions in the European Shoulder and Elbow society and the British Hand society.

Areas of interest

Mr Ricks specialises in all aspects of the upper limb including Shoulder, Elbow, hand and wrist. He has a particular interest in:

Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Pain and Poor Movement, Frozen Shoulder, Cuff Tears, Dislocations, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacements, Trauma and Sports Injuries

Elbow Surgery
Painful and Stiff Elbows, Arthritis, Trauma and Sports Injuries, Ligament Reconstructions, Elbow Replacement

Hand and Wrist Surgery
Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytrens Disease, Trigger Fingers, Ganglions, Ligament Injuries, Trauma and Sports Injuries

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Procedures completed

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

  • T8050

    Surgical release of humeral epicondylitis (lateral or medial) (e.g. 'Tennis Elbow') - (1-5)

  • W7872

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

  • W7719

    Primary open shoulder stabilisation procedure (including labral/SLAP/tendon repair) - (1-5)

    Sussex Premier Health (1-5)

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