Mr Mike Walton
Consultant Shoulder Surgeon
BMedSci, BMBS, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth), MFSEM(UK)
I grew up in Manchester before attending Nottingham Medical School. In 2009, I underwent higher surgical training on the Bristol Rotation and was awarded fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. I developed an interest in sport injuries early in my career and was awarded a Masters degree with Merit from the University of Bath in Sports and Exercise Medicine. I travelled to Perth for sub-speciality fellowship training where I worked with some of the world's leading pioneers in tendon pathology at the University of Western Australia. I was involved in the management of athletes and elite soldiers and developed my keyhole and open surgery techniques.
I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Wrightington Hospital for five years. Wrightington is one of five centres of excellence for orthopaedic surgery in the UK. I have a highly specialist shoulder surgery practice and routinely manage complex cases from other surgeons (tertiary referrals) and revision cases.
I have a particular interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques (keyhole) for shoulder surgery and sports injuries. I also specialise in shoulder joint replacement surgery including total shoulder replacement, reverse replacement and revision replacement. I routinely treat professional athletes and work closely with their rehabilitation teams. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to ensure the highest standard of care. With this approach I am able to manage over 70% of patients without the need for surgery. I believe in working closely with industry partners to develop the practice of shoulder surgery. I am currently developing new techniques in tendon reattachment (tenodesis), bone reconstruction in shoulder joint replacement and I am on the design team for a new clavicle plating system.
I am actively involved in research and have published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and have presented work both nationally and internationally. I am scientific peer reviewer for numerous national and international journals as well as the National Institute for Health Research and Arthritis UK.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mike Walton at Spire include:
BMedSci / Nottingham University / 1998
Bachelor Medical Sciences
First Class Honours
BMBS / Nottingham University / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS(Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
MSc / University of Bath / 2011
Master of Sports and Exercise Medicine
MFSEM(UK) / Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK) / 2012
Membership of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital
Senior Lecturer, Salford University
I am married to Julia, a specialist shoulder physiotherapist, and spend most of my extra-curricular life looking after two young boys.
I am a keen sportsman, skier and kite surfer.