Mr Stephen Mannion

Mr Stephen Mannion

Orthopaedic Consultant
MA, Mchir, DTM&H, DMCC, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Mannion at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I obtained my medical degree from Cambridge University and then did basic surgical training in the South East Thames Region. Between appointments in the NHS I worked in surgical programmes for aid agencies in conflict situations; Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Rwanda (during the 1994 genocide). I passed my FRCS in 1994 and then did higher surgical training on the Guy's and St Thomas' rotation in London.

After passing my FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 1999 I was appointed trauma fellow in San Antonio, Texas where I completed my Mchir dissertation in the biomechanics of landmine injury. I then went to be a medical missionary in Malawi for over three years. While in Malawi I was the only orthopaedic surgeon for the central and northern regions of the country, a catchment population of 6-7 million people. On returning to the UK in early 2003 I did a short knee surgery fellowship at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London before taking up my post in Blackpool.

In my UK practice I welcome referrals in general orthopaedics, but I have a special interest in lower limb arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy. I continue to return to Malawi on a regular basis where I am still involved in training and research progammes.

Clinical Interests

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Hand surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries
Sports medicine

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Foundation Fellow & Council Member, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Muller / SICOT Fellow 2002/2003
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

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.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01253 308031

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