Mr Matthew Barry

Mr Matthew Barry

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon


"Spire Southampton Hospital provides a great environment to see and treat children."

Specialises in

My practice as a children’s orthopaedic surgeon includes foot and ankle problems, limb lengthening, deformity correction, fractures and the management of the complications of fractures in children such as growth plate (areas of cartilage at the ends of the body's long bones) disturbances, fracture nonunion or fracture malunion.

I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the Royal London Hospital in April 1998 where I worked for 19 years with a practice that was 50% children's orthopaedic surgery and 50% adult trauma and limb reconstruction. In October 2017, I moved to Southampton where I was appointed to University Hospital Southampton as a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, joining a team of six other paediatric orthopaedic consultant colleagues.

I have extensive experience in over 150 cases in the use of circular external fixators (Ilizarov or Taylor Spatial Frame) in both adults and children, for severe trauma as well as limb lengthening and deformity correction. I have experience in the use of the Precice nail which is a motorised, implanted, telescopic nail to lengthen the femur or tibia.

Team member on seven limb reconstruction missions to Gaza, State of Palestine.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Barry at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Foot and ankle problems in children
  • Limb lengthening and deformity correction in children
  • Treatment of bone healing complications (fracture malunions and nonunions) in children

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Additional information

Ankle surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Paediatric orthopaedics
Soft tissue injuries

MB BS / The Royal London Hospital, University of London / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training.

Professional memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery

British Limb Reconstruction Society

Professional leadership

I am chair of the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Committee

Book editor:
Paediatric Orthopaedics in Clinical Practice ISBN: 978-1-4471-6767-9
Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma in Clinical Practice ISBN: 978-1-4471-6755-6

Other publications of aspects of paediatric orthopaedics and trauma in children

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