Mr Simon Palmer: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Simon Palmer

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Ankle
  • 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.

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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)

  • W8500

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

    (5-50) (1-5) (1-5)

  • W2830

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

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W8640

    Complex therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle, with multiple bony, joint surface and soft tissue procedures - (5-50)


  • W0463

    Complex procedure to mid foot and hindfoot without autogenous graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers/fixation) - (1-5)

  • W7580

    Open surgical stabilisation of patella, including soft tissue/tendon transfer or release, +/- application of cast (adult) - (1-5)


  • W0464

    Complex procedure to mid foot and hindfoot with autogenous graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers, fixation) - (1-5)

  • W3032

    Removal of fixator/frame/pins/wires and change of plaster - (1-5)

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (1-5)

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)

  • W3530

    Removal of percutaneous wire - (1-5)


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