Mr Mike Walton is a specialist in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery based in Manchester, UK. He was awarded his primary medical degree from Nottingham Medical School in 2000, before going on to complete his higher surgical training on the Bristol rotation. He was awarded a fellowship specifically in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Mr Walton developed his interest in sports injuries from a very early stage in his career and pursued postgraduate training in the area. Having been awarded a Masters with Merit from the University of Bath in 2010 in Sports and Exercise Medicine, he then travelled to Perth for sub-speciality training where he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the world's leading healthcare specialists at the University of Western Australia. Here he was involved in the management and treatment of top-level athletes and military and was given the chance to develop advanced keyhole and joint replacement surgical techniques. He continues to regularly treat professional sports athletes with a particular interest in extreme and action sports.
He is Clinical Director of Upper Limb Surgery at Wrightington Centre of Excellence for orthopaedic surgery. The Unit is one of the largest centres for upper limb surgery in the world and has an international reputation for innovation and research. Wrightington consistently performs the most upper limb joint replacements in the country and the team runs one of the most prestigious training fellowships in the world with regular international fellows.
Mr Walton believes strongly in a multidisciplinary approach to surgery. He works closely with therapists to provide optimal non-operative care for shoulder pain. He is married to Julia, a specialist shoulder therapist and has 2 teenaged boys. He enjoys hockey, water-sports and skiing.