Mr Matthew Barry
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS, FRCS(Orth)
"Spire Southampton Hospital provides a great environment to see and treat children."
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Barry at Spire include:
Spire Southampton Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
British Limb Reconstruction Society
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