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- Foot & Ankle
After graduating from the University of Manchester, Mr Briggs trained in orthopaedic surgery in the North East of England, the USA and Germany. He was appointed as a consultant in 1994, developing a specialist interest in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. He introduced the modern generation of ankle joint replacements to Newcastle in 2000. He has an international reputation for his work in rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, and is well known for his expertise with problems associated with diabetes, haemophilia, and foot and ankle problems associated with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and stroke.
Mr Briggs’s main research interests are in the structure and function of the foot. With over 30 publications and book chapters, and research prizes at national and international meetings, he is regularly invited to conferences and educational meetings for his expertise. He was the first British Orthopaedic Surgeon to be awarded the prestigious Austrian-Swiss-German Fellowship in 2004. He is currently developing new surgical techniques in the reconstruction of the forefoot.
Mr Briggs was the Director of Orthopaedic Training in the North of England from 1999 to 2004. He has served on the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association, and was Secretary then Chairman of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is a past editor of The Foot journal.
Areas of interest
Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Rheumatoid arthritis; Diabetes, including diabetes mellitus; Lower limb neurological disorders; Haemophilia
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
Structure and function of the foot and ankle
Metatarsophalangeal plantar plate reconstruction
Outcome studies after surgery for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cavus foot, neurological disorders, haemophilia
Music and piano
Drawing and painting including life drawing
Photography of the natural world
Spastics Society Prize, 1980
B.O.A. De Puy International Orthopaedic Traveling Fellow, 1992
John Charnley Trust Award, 1992
AO-International Traveling Fellow, 1993
European Foot and Ankle Society Research Poster Prize, 2002
ASG (Austrian-Swiss-German) Traveling Fellow, 2004
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Poster Prize, 2008
Gesellschaft für Fußchirurgie Research Poster Prize, 2012
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Poster Prize, 2013
1. The Thomas method of ankle arthrodesis: 2 to 20 year follow-up. PJ Briggs, GD Stainsby. The Foot 1997; 7: 14-18.
2. Surgical Management of Acute Tarsometatarsal Fracture Dislocation in the Adult. B Buzzard, PJ Briggs. Clin Orthop Rel Res 1998; 353: 125-133.
3. Metatarsal Head Preservation in Forefoot Arthroplasty and the Correction of Severe Claw Toe Deformity. PJ Briggs, GD Stainsby. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2001; 7: 93-101.
4. Active and Passive Mechanisms Involved in the Control of Heel Supination. PA Tansey, PJ Briggs. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2001; 7: 131-136.
5. A Reversed Z-Plasty skin incision for Achilles Tendon Reconstruction. S Green, PJ Briggs. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2002; 8: 277-280.
6. Rehabilitation Following Ankle Surgery in Haemophilia. BM Buzzard, PJ Briggs. In: Musculoskeletal Management in the Haemophilias, Ed EC Rodríguez-Merchán. Publ: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford etc; 2003 Ch 26: 146-151.
7. Instability of the tibio-fibular syndesmosis: Have we been pulling in the wrong direction? JJ Candal-Couto, D Burrow, S Bromage, PJ Briggs. Injury 2004; 35: 814-818.
8. Reconstruction of the Rheumatoid Forefoot: The Stainsby Operation. PJ Briggs. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2003; 18: 303-310.
9. Distal ligamentous restraints of the first metatarsal. An in vitro biomechanical study. F-M Khaw, P Mak, GR Johnson, PJ Briggs. Clinical Biomechanics 2005; 20: 653-658.
10. The structure and function of the foot in relation to injury. PJ Briggs. Current Orthopaedics 2005; 19: 85-93.
11. Tension band fixation for triple arthrodesis. A technique report. C Young, PJ Briggs. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2007; 13: 15-18.
12. Morton’s neuroma. PJ Briggs. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2006; 76(2): 68-71.
13. Extension metatarsal osteotomy without plantar aponeurosis release in cavus feet. Does it improve the clawing of the toes? AK Singh, PJ Briggs. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2012; 18: 210-212.
14. Arthroplastie - Verfahren nach Stainsby zur Behandlung des rheumatischen Vorfuß. PJ Briggs, GD Stainsby. In: Vorfusschirurgie, 2nd Edition, Ed D Sabo, Springer-Medizin, 2012; Ch 11: 133-137.
15. Flexion strength of the toes in the normal foot. An evaluation using magnetic resonance imaging. SM Green, PJ Briggs. The Foot 2013: DOI: 10.1016/j.foot.2013.07.001
Courses offered to GPs
Management of the Foot and Ankle: What I do as an Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon
Developments in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Facts and Fiction
(Talks and seminars on any subject related to the foot and ankle can be given on request)
- B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology University of Manchester 1978
- M.B., Ch.B. University of Manchester 1981
- M.D. University of Manchester 1994
- F.R.C.S. Royal College of Surgeons of England 1986
Reference number 2713663
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Research Society
British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society
British Limb Reconstruction Society
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Royal Society of Medicine
Manchester Medical Society
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