Mr Mike Hayton

Mr Mike Hayton Bsc(Hons). MBChB. FRCS (Trauma and Orth). FFSEM (UK).

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

Mike is on the Specialist Register as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2003, and his clinical practice is exclusively surgery of the Hand and Wrist.

In addition he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Human Bone cell research group at the University of Liverpool and also at the University of Salford.

His NHS base is at Wrightington Hospital.

He consults privately at The OrthTeam Centre (M20 2AF), and on the private wing at his NHS base Wrightington Hospital (WN6 9EP).

Mike has developed a special interest in sports injuries and is the hand surgeon to many professional sports teams and national sporting bodies. He has been awarded the status of a Founding Fellow in the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM UK ) and has been an examiner for the Faculty.

Over the past 5 years Mike has received payments as a speaker and also as a clinical advisor from the following companies :

  • Stryker
  • Arthrex
  • Medartis

Mike is a keen teacher and regularly lectures in the UK and Europe and North America. He has been invited to give lectures at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS) for the last 8 years, including being a regular program chair of hand and wrist sports injuries symposia.

He has given two keynote lectures at the AAHS, namely, the "Danyo Lecture" in 2011 and the prestigious "Presidential Invited Lecture" in 2015.  

His research is regularly published in European and American Literature. Mike was an examiner for the Intercollegiate Board of Examinations for the FRCS(Trauma and Orthopaedics).

His specialist training originated in Liverpool (4 years), a Whiston Hospital Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship (6months), a Wrightington Hospital Fellowship (2 years) and as a visiting Resident to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, USA (3months)

He is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and was accepted as an International Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in 2014.

Mike is married with three children. His hobbies are centered on sport and played rugby union at the highest National league, ultimately Captaining the English Universities Team.

A serious neck injury which brought his contact sports career to a rapid halt and now plays golf (badly) and generally keeps fit with a variety of sports. 


British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Orthopaedic Association

American Society for Surgery of the Hand