Stephen Mannion MA Mchir DTM&H DMCC FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at:

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital & BMI Lancaster Hospital


  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Ankle surgery

Special clinical interests:

  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Club foot treatment
  • Hand surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Sports injuries

Research interests:

Congenital talipes equino-varus (Clubfoot)
Bone and joint infections
Intramedullary nailing techniques
Ballistic trauma
Orthopaedic outcome measures
Hip fractures

Current NHS and / or University posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust
BMI Lancaster Hospital
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Memberships of professional,national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Foundation Fellow & Council Member,
College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
ATLS Instructor
Muller / SICOT Fellow 2002/2003
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

Contact details:

To make a private appointment tel:
01253 308022/308053 (Spire Fylde Coast Hospital)
Private secretary phone:
07767 748081
Private secretary email:


I obtained my medical degree from Cambridge University and then did basic surgical training in the South East Thames Region. Between appointments in the NHS I worked in surgical programmes for aid agencies in conflict situations; Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Rwanda (during the 1994 genocide)

I passed my FRCS in 1994 and then did higher surgical training on the Guy's and St Thomas' rotation in London. After passing my FRCS(Tr & Orth) in 1999 I was appointed trauma fellow in San Antonio, Texas where I completed my Mchir dissertation in the biomechanics of landmine injury. I then went to be a medical missionary in Malawi for over three years.

Whilst in Malawi I was the only orthopaedic surgeon for the central and northern regions of the country, a catchment population of 6-7 million people. Returning to the UK in early 2003 I did a short knee surgery fellowship at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London before taking up my post in Blackpool.

In my UK practice I welcome referrals in general orthopaedics, but I have a special interest in lower limb arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy. I continue to return to Malawi on a regular basis where I am still involoved in training and research progammes.

Personal profile:

My interests include fitness training, running, sailing and marathon canoeing. I play jazz / blues percussion and the blues harmonica.

I am very much a local lad; both my grandmothers were boarding house landladies in Blackpool, I was educated at Arnold School and my first ever paid employment was on Blackpool Pleasure Beach selling hot-dogs!