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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.
Whilst 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. 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.
Areas of interest
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
Current NHS consultant posts held
Interim Clinical Senior Lecturer in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
St George’s Medical School
University of London
Lead, iBSC module in Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine ( Part time)
Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery,
Blackpool Victoria Hospital ( 50% Job share appointment)
General orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, lower limb arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery.
Congenital talipes equino-varus (Clubfoot)
Bone and joint infections
Intramedullary nailing techniques
Orthopaedic outcome measures
My interests include fitness training, running, sailing and marathon canoeing. I play jazz / blues percussion and the blues harmonica.
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!
Extreme Medicine Personality of the Year 2014
Honorary Fellow, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa, 2011
Founding Fellow & Council Member 2001- 2003
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, 2009
Lancashire County Council Red Rose Awards
Healthcare worker of the year 2005
Afghanistan Medal 2009
Reserve Decoration (RD) UK Reserve Forces 2004
Clubfoot treatment in Malawi – a public health approach
Lavy CB, Mannion SJ, Mkandawire NC, TindallA, Steinlechner C,
Disabil Rehabil . 2007 Jun 15-30, 29 (11-12) 857-62
Landmines and landmine injuries: an overview.
Steve Mannion, Eddie Chaloner
Results of manipulation of idiopathic clubfoot deformity in Malawi by orthopaedic clinical officers using the Ponseti method: a realistic alternative for the developing world?
Tindall A, Steinlechner C, Lavy C, Mannion SJ, Mkandawire N
Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics in Sri Lanka post-tsunami.
J Calder, S Mannion
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume 07/2005; 87(6):759-61.
Damage Control in Orthopaedic Injuries
Hosp Med 2005 Feb; 66(2):87-8
The London nail bombings: the St. Thomas' Hospital experience.
A J Hart, S Mannion, P Earnshaw, A Ward
Injury 12/2003; 34(11):830-3.
Chris Lavy, Steve Mannion, Nyengo Mkandawire
Tropical Doctor 02/2002; 32(1):56
10 year experience of injuries sustained in the clearance of anti-personnel landmines
R Brown, E Challoner, S Mannion, T Cheatle“ Lancet Vol 358; Dec 2001, 2048 – 2049
Syndromic diagnosis of musculoskeletal tuberculosis
S Chimangeni, S Mannion
East & Central African Journal of Surgery
Vol 7, No 1, 21-22
Fractures and Orthopaedic conditions other than injuries
Chapters, in Child Health Manual Ed D Southall
British Medical Journal Publications 2001
Change in lower extremity morbidity from landmine injury: An analysis of new protective footwear
Robert M. Harris, Lanny Griffin, Roman Hayda, Mark S. Rountree, Ricky Bryant, Nigel Rossitor, Steve Mannion
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 01/2000; 14(2):145.
Blast and Gunshot Injuries
Chapter, in Trauma Care Manual Eds J Ryan,
I Greaves, K Porter.
Arnold Publications, London 2000
Haemoglobin SC disease presenting with a compartment syndrome secondary to a deep vein thrombosis
K Ivil, S Mannion
Case report, International Journal of Clinical Practice, 2000 54;10, 679-80.
Anti-Personnel Land Mines- An International Disgrace
In Greaves, I et al (eds) 1997 ,Trauma 1,
Arnold Publishers 343-350
The application of registration bone scintigram with plain radiographs in the diagnosis and management of wrist pain
S. Mannion, L. Biassoni, M. Lewis, M. Maisey, J. Spencer
The Journal of Hand Surgery, June 1997 22B, 10
Reference number 3337794
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Foundation Fellow & Council Member,
College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Muller / SICOT Fellow 2002/2003
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, FY3 8BP
- 14:00 - 18:00
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- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, FY3 8BP
- 09:30 - 13:30
- 01253 394188
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.