Mike Walton

Mike Walton specialises in all aspects of shoulder surgery. He has a particular interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder surgery and sports injuries. He also specialises in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder including reverse shoulder replacement and revision surgery.

Mike is on the specialist register for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. He grew up in Manchester before attending Nottingham Medical School. He underwent higher surgical training on the Bristol Rotation and was awarded fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in 2009. He developed an interest in sport injuries early in his career and was awarded a Masters degree with Merit from the University of Bath in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Mike travelled to Perth for sub-speciality fellowship training where he worked with some of the world’s leading pioneers in tendon pathology at the University of Western Australia. He was involved in the management of elite athletes and soldiers and developed his keyhole and open surgery techniques.

Mike has a specialist shoulder practice at the Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He has developed a particular interest in complex shoulder instability and shoulder replacement surgery. He regularly treats professional athletes and works closely with their rehabilitation teams. Mike is actively involved in research and has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented work both nationally and internationally. He is a scientific reviewer for several international journals and also the National Institute for Health Research.