Mr Stephen Mannion
MA, MChir, DTM&H, DMCC, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Mannion's practice here at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital welcomes referrals in general orthopaedics, but he has a special interest in lower limb arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy.
He also specialises in: hand surgery i.e. trigger finger and carpal tunnel; Knee replacement surgery; Arthroscopic surgery of the knee; Arthroscopic surgery of the hip; Hip replacement surgery; Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Congenital deformity; Dupuytren's contracture surgery; Wrist surgery.
He obtained his medical degree from Cambridge University and then did basic surgical training in the South East Thames Region. Between appointments in the NHS he worked in surgical programmes for aid agencies in conflict situations; Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Rwanda (during the 1994 genocide)
Whilst in Malawi he was the only Orthopaedic surgeon for the central and northern regions of the country, a catchment population of 6-7 million people. Returning to the UK in early 2003 he did a short knee surgery fellowship at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London before taking up his post at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He continues to return to Malawi on a regular basis where he is still involved in training and research programmes.
Mr Mannion passed his FRCS in 1994 and then did higher surgical training on the Guy's and St Thomas' rotation in London. After passing his FRCS(Tr & Orth) in 1999 he was appointed trauma fellow in San Antonio, Texas where he completed his Mchir dissertation in the biomechanics of landmine injury. He then went to be a medical missionary in Malawi for over three years.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Mannion at Spire include:
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Muller / SICOT Fellow 2002/2003
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust.
I am very much a local lad; both my grandmothers were boarding house landladies in Blackpool, I was educated at Arnold School and my first ever paid employment was on Blackpool Pleasure Beach selling hot dogs.
My interests include fitness training, running, sailing and marathon canoeing. I play jazz/blues percussion and the blues harmonica.