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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Matthew Ricks

Mr Matthew Ricks
Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon 

BSc (1st class Hons) MBBS MSc (Trauma Surgery) MSc Adv HCP FRCs Tr & Ortho

Speciality Areas:

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


Elbow Surgery

  • Painful and Stiff Elbows
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma and Sports Injuries
  • Ligament Reconstructions
  • Elbow Replacement


Shoulder Surgery

  • Shoulder Pain and Poor Movement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Cuff Tears
  • Dislocations
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacements
  • Trauma and Sports Injuries


Contact Details:

Wrightington Hospital
PA: Catherine Greaves
Tel: 01257 246233

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (Wigan)
PA: Karen White
Tel: 01942 77 3256

Clinic Access Times:


08:30 - 17:00 Theatre - Wrightington Hospital
Wednesday 13:30 - 17:00 Elective Clinic - Wrightington Hospital
Thursday 13:30 - 17:00 Fracture Clinic - RAEI
Friday 08:30 - 17:00 Theatre - Wrightington Hospital


Matthew Ricks is a fellowship trained Upper Limb consultant specialising in the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder and is on the GMC specialist register. He is a new addition to the team at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh and is a full time Orthopaedic Consultant providing Trauma care at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Hospital (Wigan) and a full Elective service at Wrightington Hospital.

He completed his Orthopaedic surgical training in London and the south of England spending his final year doing Complex tertiary trauma and Elective Upper limb work at University Hospital Southampton a level 1 Trauma Unit. After completing his training he undertook international Upper limb fellowships in Nice, France and Melbourne, Australia. Coming back to the UK to do an Upper limb fellowship at Wrightington Hospital and subsequently being appointed as a Consultant. He was awarded the prestigious BESS travelling fellowship and visited North America.

He has also been awarded the Ethicon and Barbers awards and has spent time abroad developing Upper limb operative skills to bring to the UK.
Mr Ricks has maintained a strong interest in teaching and research and has completed a BSc and two Masters degrees in the area of Trauma and Orthopaedics. Matthew has over 30 publications in the international medical literature and regularly presents his work around the globe. He is very enthusiastic about teaching fellows, trainees and healthcare professionals.

Professional Memberships:
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow