Mr Simon Palmer: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Simon Palmer

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Specialises in

  • Foot
  • Knee

About me

Mr Simon Palmer is an Orthopaedic consultant, with British & Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has world wide recognised experience in trauma and sports injuries.He now works and lives in West Sussex.

Mr Palmer qualified as a doctor in 1990 receiving his degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University. Here he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries. He completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital Trauma Unit and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the GMC(General Medical Council) on 27th May 2002.

Prior to his current post as a Sussex Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester,Goring Hall Private Hospital and the Nuffield Private Hospitals in Chichester and Brighton, Mr. Palmer worked as a Consultant in orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Mr Palmer is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical school (University of Sussex), is an Educational Supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, is a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction. He is the clinical lead for research in his department.

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; Joint replacements; joint preserving; ligament preserving; partial knee replacement; ankle replacement; Cartilage repair; Foot surgery; bunion surgery; minimillay invasive bunion surgery; Ankle surgery; Sports injuries; Bunions; Arthroscopy; Tibialis posterior reconstruction; Hallux rigidus; Tibialis posterior dysfunction; Tendinopathy; Hallux valgus; Lithotripsy; Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL); Shock wave therapy; Achilles tendon; Plantar fasciitis; Foot surgery; Ankle surgery; Ankle arthroscopy; Ankle arthritis; Ankle fusion; Ankle replacement; Flat feet; Hammer toe; Big toe arthritis; Ankle sprain; Ankle instability; Ankle ligament injury; Ankle cartilage injuries; Ankle impingement; Stress fractures; MidFoot arthritis; Morton's neuroma; Orthopaedic surgery;

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Procedures completed

  • W0300

    Multiple procedure on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - (5-50)

  • T5780

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis - (5-50)

    BMI Goring Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)

    BMI Goring Hall Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (5-50)

  • W0310

    Multiple procedures on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - bilateral - (5-50)

    Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Southlands Hospital (1-5) BMI Goring Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital (1-5)

  • W8640

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

  • W7420

    Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)

    Worthing Hospital (1-5)

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