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I am a fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. I treat all disorders of the upper limb with a particular interest in trauma injuries and degenerative conditions. I am passionate about arthroscopic upper limb surgery and was awarded an arthroscopic travelling fellowship around the UK. I have experience of international fellowships where I refined my arthroscopy and joint replacement skills of the upper limb.
After completing my training in London and the South of England I undertook fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and then Nice, France. I went on to do an Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital and subsequently was appointed as a Consultant at the unit.
I am currently part of the committee for the international Shoulder and Elbow society (SECEC) developing the Educational and Qualification portfolio. I am a full member of the British and European Elbow and Shoulder Societies and the British Hand society. I am an active part of the Wrightington research unit and have completed a BSc and two masters degrees in the area of Trauma and Orthopaedics. I am passionate about education and training and regularly teach and train other healthcare practitioners. I also co-ordinate the FRCS exam course for trainee surgeons held at Wrightington Hospital.
Areas of interest
Mr Ricks specialises in all aspects of the upper limb including hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery. He has a particular interest in:
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytrens Disease, Trigger Fingers, Ganglions, Ligament Injuries, Trauma and Sports Injuries
Painful and Stiff Elbows, Arthritis, Trauma and Sports Injuries, Ligament Reconstructions, Elbow Replacement
Shoulder Pain and Poor Movement, Frozen Shoulder, Cuff Tears, Dislocations, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacements, Trauma and Sports Injuries
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Wrightington Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Outcomes following surgery
The management of Trauma patients
The management of Professional athletes
I am married with two young children and at every opportunity we will be out walking the dog in the Cheshire countryside. I am a passionate sports fan loving football, rugby and cycling.
Courses offered to GPs
I have a particular interest for education and training and relish the opportunity to teach. I am course lead for the FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedic course run at Wrightington Hospital for training future Orthopaedic Consultants.
If you are a health professional and would like me to arrange some teaching then please contact my secretary and I am happy to arrange face to face or Video teaching sessions.
- MBBS Barts and the London Medical School 2007
- BSc Clinical Material - First Class Hons University of London 2006
- FRCS Tr & Ortho Royal College of Surgeons 2017
- MSc Advancing Healthcare Practice OU 2017
- MSc Trauma Surgery Swansea University 2017
Reference number 6160692
Affiliations / memberships
Committee Member for the European Society for surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC)
British elbow and shoulder society member (BESS)
British society of surgery of the hand member (BSSH)
Orthopaedic research society
European wrist arthroscopy society (EWAS)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Matthew Ricks