Mr Paul Parker

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Last updated: 2 May 2020

Specialises in

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Knee

About me

COVID-19: Face to face appointments are not currently available, however, Mr Parker is providing both a telephone and video consultation service to patients via BMI Woodlands and BMI The Priory Hospitals. Please contact the practice manager on 07725118835 for further details.

Mr Paul Parker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon who specialises in injuries of the lower limb. Mr Parker works at BMI Woodlands Hospital (Darlington), and BMI The Priory Hospital (Birmingham). Mr Parker and his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis and management of injuries of the knee, foot and ankle. His main area of expertise is knee and ankle injury reconstruction, particularly sports injuries and cartilage preserving and regeneration surgery, including meniscal repair and microfracture.

Mr Parker qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas military service in Central America and Germany, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the US, and became a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 1998. Mr Parker's NHS practice commenced at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Catterick, North Yorkshire, before moving to the newly acquired Military Defence Hospital Unit at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. He worked between the Friarage Hospital and James Cook University Hospital until 2012.

In 2012 Mr Parker's NHS practice moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, (a busy UK level 1 trauma centre), which is now a weekly commute from his home in North Yorkshire.

Mr Parker has served on over 15 operational tours with the military, and his experience as a high level military doctor has given him invaluable transferable skills, that he brings both to his position as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, (a busy UK level 1 trauma centre), and to his private practice.

Mr Parker is a keen skier and runner and has a key understanding of the needs of an athlete. He has been a pitch side doctor for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and consulting orthopaedic surgeon for Middlesbrough Football Club games.

Mr Parker has a keen interest in research and medical education. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a member of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society, a senior lecturer in Special Operations Medicine, Course Director of the Damage Control Orthopaedics Trauma Skills Course, as well as being an assessor for the FRCS(Orth) Consultant's exit exam for the Intercollegiate Board in orthopaedics.


Areas of interest

Sports injuries of the lower limb;
Musculoskeletal injuries;
Knee pain;
Knee arthroscopy;
Joint injections;
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries;
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction;
Achilles tendonitis;
Ankle Pain;
Ankle arthroscopy;
Ankle ligament repair and reconstruction (AFTL/CFL);
Cartilage regeneration techniques in the ankle and knee;
Foot pain;
Foot surgery for toe problems (hammer or claw toes, ingrowing toe nails);
Heel pain;
Plantar faciitis;
Bunion surgery;
Chronic compartment syndrome;
Ganglion removal/steroid treatment.

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  • W8640

    Complex therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle, with multiple bony, joint surface and soft tissue procedures - (1-5)

    BMI Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

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