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Mr David Redfern graduated from The University Of London in 1993 and continued his postgraduate training in London and Cambridge including a position teaching anatomy at Cambridge University. He later completed specialist fellowships at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and the Avon Orthopaedic Unit, Bristol,UK.
In 2004, Mr Redfern was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals where he ran a specialist foot and ankle service. He has extensive experience in the treatment of all foot & ankle disorders, including trauma and sports injuries. He has a particular interest in less invasive surgical techniques including arthroscopic surgery and percutaneous / "keyhole" surgery. He has pioneered such "keyhole" surgical techniques having introduced them to the UK, USA, Germany and Australia. He lectures and trains surgeons in these techniques worldwide having trained UK surgeons now offering these techniques and over 500 surgeons worldwide. He has performed more than 3000 "keyhole" bunion operations to date.
He has published internationally on foot and ankle surgery and continues to publish . Mr Redfern currently sits on council of the European Foot & Ankle Society as well as their scientific committee. He has also served on council of the British Foot & Ankle Society. He reviews scientific papers for several international surgical journals.
Areas of interest
Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Arthroscopic surgery; Keyhole surgery; Bunion surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Hammer toe surgery; Arthritis; Joint replacement surgery
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle
Peroneal tendon reconstruction
Foot & ankle trauma including calcaneal fractures and ankle fractures
Sailing, windsurfing, snowboarding and travel.
- MBBS, FRCS (Lon), FRCS (Tr & Orth) Johns Hopkins University 1993
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
European Foot & Ankle Society (Chair of Scientific Committee)
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (served on council 2009-2011)
GRECMIP (UK council)
EFORT (European Federation National Associations Trauma & Orthopaedics)(Scientific Advisor)
International review panel for Foot & Ankle International (since 2005)
Royal Society of Medicine