Consultant Profile

Mr Stephen Gordon Royle

Mr Stephen Gordon Royle MB ChB, FRCS (Orth), MD
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Arthroscopy
      • Elbow surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Soft tissue injuries
      • Sports injury
      • Upper limb surgery
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:
    Surgery for rheumatoid arthritis
    Hand and wrist injuries
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital, Cheshire
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    British Orthopaedic Association
    British Medical Association
    British Society of Surgery of the Hand
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0161 232 2261
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0161 495 7790
    Private secretary fax:
    0161 610 1755
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    Since qualifying in 1982, Mr Royle's training was mainly based in the Northwest region. He undertook general training in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery at Preston, Wythenshawe, Salford and Blackburn Hospitals before undertaking 2 fellowships in 1992/3 at Wrightington Hospital (Hand surgery) and Haborview Medical Centre, Seattle (Trauma).

    Mr Royle was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon in 1994 at Trafford General Hospital with a particular interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery, but he also performed other operations such as joint replacements. In 2002 he moved to his current NHS post as a Consultant Hand & Trauma Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where he is presently Clinical Director.

    Mr Royle has written several research papers and give regular presentations and teaching sessions on hand problems and all aspects of trauma. In 1991 he gained a MD for a research project into lower leg injuries.

    Mr Royle has extensive experience of musculo-skeletal trauma, fractures and sports injuries. Common conditions requiring surgery are hand and wrist injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve problems, trigger fingers, Dupuytren's contracture, ganglions and other cysts and all forms of arthritis including a particular interest of Mr Royle's, rheumatoid arthritis.

    The majority of hand and wrist operations can now be done as day cases with only a few requiring an overnight stay. Many operations require closely supervised follow-up provided by excellent support staff including dedicated physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurse practitioners.
    Personal profile:
    Mr Royle is married to a General Practitioner who works in the High Peak area near Stockport and they live on the edge of the Peak District near to her practice in New Mills.

    They have 2 daughters who are currently at university and they all enjoy outdoor activities including a variety of sports such as golf, tennis and sailing.

    Mr Royle and his family regularly attend the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester and enjoy holidays abroad and in North Wales.

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    Mr Stephen Gordon Royle

    Mr Stephen Gordon Royle Consultant orthopaedic and hand surgeon with private appointments at Spire Manchester Hospital

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