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Mr Philip Wykes has been an Orthopaedic Consultant at the Royal Bolton Hospital for over 13 years. He qualified from the University of Bristol Medical School in 1987. Following house jobs in the South West, he was a lecturer in anatomy at Manchester University for one year. He then underwent basic surgical training in the North West as well as spending a period of time in the Trauma Unit at Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa.

Mr Wykes achieved his Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons and underwent higher specialist training in orthopaedics in the North West. He was awarded the intercollegiate fellowship in orthopaedic surgery in 2003 and received his certificate for completion of specialist training in 2005. He was appointed as a Consultant in October 2005. During his training he visited several centres of excellence in the UK, France and North America in order to acquire expert skills in upper limb surgery. He also visited world experts in shoulder arthroscopy.

Phil continues to present and publish work on upper limb disorders at National and International conferences. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the British Society of Surgery of the Hand and the British Elbow and Shoulder Surgery Society.

He currently teaches shoulder arthroscopy to surgeons in training as well as core skills in orthopaedic surgery. He has contributed chapters to orthopaedic text books.

Outside of work, Phil is a keen sportsman. He enjoys football, rugby, cycling and running. In addition, he is married with 3 daughters.

Professional Memberships

  • BESS
  • BSSH
  • BOA

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder: arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery including subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair, dislocation surgery, shoulder replacement including reverse
  • Elbow: tennis elbow, ulnar nerve release, arthritis and stiffness surgery including keyhole
  • Hand and wrist: carpal tunnel, trigger finger, arthritis and dupuytrens
  • Treatment of upper limb injuries and fractures including, wrist, scaphoid, clavicle

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