Mr Matthew Ricks

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons) MBBS MSc MSc FRCS Tr & Orth

General Medical Council Number: 6160692

Specialises in:

  • Shoulder surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Wrist surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Soft tissue and sports injuries

Practising at:


Tel: 01424 757455

An initial consultation with Mr Ricks is £200

Mr Matthew Ricks is a specialist fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the Shoulder, Elbow and Hand. Practicing across Eastbourne and Hastings hospitals providing care for Sussex. Mr Ricks specialises in the comprehensive management of all conditions affecting the shoulder, Elbow and Hand.

With international fellowships in France, Australia and the UK he 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 he underwent specialist training in the Wessex region. Following his surgical training he carried out fellowships in Melbourne Australia, Nice France and Wrightington UK. Following a fellowship in Wrightington covering Shoulder, Elbow and Hands he was appointed a consultant at the unit. After 4 years of consultancy at the unit the opportunity arose to move back to Sussex where he is originally from and family are. He then took up a Consultancy at East Sussex Healthcare Trust.

As a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare Trust, Mr Ricks handles complex cases of the Upper Limb. Mr Ricks has 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 he was able to visit leading surgeons around the world developing an interest in Arthroscopic and Arthroplasty surgery. Mr Ricks has held committee positions in the European Shoulder and Elbow society and the British Hand society.


Clinic Times

Monday: 5pm – 8pm fortnightly

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Ricks include:


Additional information

  • MBBS (Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), St Bartholmews and The Royal London Hospital.

Professional Memberships:

  • The British Society for the Surgery of the Hand
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association
  • European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

SECEC / ESSE Committee member
BSSH Overseas Committee member
MDT lead for BSSH Lion Malawi Hand unit

Mr Ricks has a number of published articles, including:

  • Arthroscopic management of anterior glenoid bone loss – Lemmex D, Ricks M,  Boileau P, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
  • Medicolegal implications of Virtual fracture clinic – Street J, Ricks M. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2021 Sep 2;82(9).
  • Long term results of Arthroscopic capsular shrinkage for palmar midcarpal instability of the wrist – Ricks M, Belward P, Hargreaves D. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2021 Jun;10 (3):224-228.
  • A randomised prospective study comparing migration of hydroxyapatitie and non hydroxyapatite coated glenoid components using radiosterometric analysis – Akhtar A, Ricks M, Trail I. JSES Arthroplasty. Dec 2020.
  • Return to play following clavicle fractures in Australian Rules Football Players – Ricks M, Warby S, Hoy G, Research Journal. 2019 Aug.

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