Mr Matthew Ricks

BSc, MBBS MSc Trauma Surgery, MSc Adv HCP, FRCS (Tr & Ortho)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Sports injury

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Main Speciality


Sub Speciality

Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Sports injury
Joint replacement
Arthroscopic surgery
Upper limb surgery

Current memberships

Fellow Royal college of Surgeon of England
British Shoulder and Elbow society
European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow SECEC/ESSE
South Thames Shoulder and Elbow group
British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Professional Profile

I am a specialist fellowship-trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in the Shoulder, Elbow and Hand. I practice across Eastbourne and Hastings hospitals providing care for Sussex and specialise in the comprehensive management of all conditions affecting the upper limbs.

With international fellowships in France, Australia and the UK, I received extensive training in surgical best practice, while consistently keeping apace with the latest surgical techniques. Originally qualifying from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital in 2007, I underwent specialist training in the Wessex region. Following my surgical training I carried out fellowships in Melbourne Australia, Nice France and Wrightington UK. Following a fellowship in Wrightington covering Shoulder, Elbow and Hands I was appointed a consultant at the unit. After 4 years of consultancy at the unit the opportunity arose to move back to Sussex where I am originally from and my family are. I then took up a Consultancy at East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

As a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare Trust, I handle complex cases of the Upper Limb. I have a first class honours BSc and two Masters degrees in the area of Orthopaedics. Having been awarded the BESS travelling shoulder fellowship and the Watanabe Travelling fellowship, I was able to visit leading surgeons around the world developing an interest in Arthroscopic and Arthroplasty surgery. I have held committee positions in the European Shoulder and Elbow society and the British Hand society.

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