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Mr Ronnie Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BA (hons) MB/BChir FRCS (Tr & Orth) MMEdSci

Practices at: The Highfield Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Ronnie Davies is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon working at Manchester Foundation Trust.  He has a specialist interest in shoulder & elbow surgery.

He trained at Cambridge University medical school and, after spending a few years around the area as a junior doctor, moved back to Manchester where he completed his specialist training in trauma & orthopaedic surgery.  He subsequently undertook higher fellowship training in shoulder & elbow surgery at the renowned Robert Jones Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, before commencing work as a consultant in Manchester.

Mr. Davies knows that many shoulder problems can be successfully treated without surgery.  He takes his time to speak to patients in plain English so that they can understand the cause of their problems and treatment options.  He confesses that he really loves the variety of his job and gets a lot of satisfaction from meeting and treating all types of people.

Mr. Davies worked for three and a half years at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a large major trauma centre, treating all types of common injuries, including complex injuries around the shoulder and elbow.  He now works at Wythenshawe Hospital, running specialist shoulder & elbow clinics, and performing trauma surgery.  He also performs surgery such as keyhole shoulder surgery and shoulder replacements at Trafford Hospital’s purpose-built Orthopaedic Centre.

Although he treats most conditions, including rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and shoulder arthritis, he has a particular interest in using technology to improve the accuracy of surgery, including 3D printing and surgical navigation.  He runs some innovative services, including a one-stop clinic for shoulder problems, allowing X-rays, scans, injections and other treatments all to be provided in a single visit.

His main passion outside clinical medicine is teaching and training.  He is the Education Lead for the North West orthopaedic teaching programme, organising regular teaching for a group of 60 trainee surgeons.

Mr. Davies was born and raised in Bury.  He is married to a clinical psychologist and has two little boys.  In his free time, he enjoys racket sports and cooking.


Clinical Interests

Mr Davies is experienced across the full range of shoulder and elbow surgery.  His special interest lies in shoulder replacement surgery and, given the technological advances in surgical navigation, they can be done more accurately than ever before.  He has experience in standard (anatomic) shoulder replacements and also reverse shoulder replacements, which can be used if there is a problem with the muscles and tendons around the shoulder.

Mr Davies also fosters an interest in elbow surgery.  Historically, there were few good treatments for elbow problems and people were left to cope with the pain.  Technology and understanding have moved on and we now have some excellent treatments available, including non-surgical treatments for tennis elbow and reliable elbow replacements.

Many shoulder and elbow conditions can be treated with keyhole surgery (arthroscopic surgery).  The commonest conditions treated are:

Rotator cuff tears
Frozen shoulder
Shoulder dislocations
Subacromial impingement or bursitis
Calcific tendonitis
Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) arthritis


Professional Memberships

General Medical Council
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association for the Study of Medical Education