Mr Joel Humphrey

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Foot and Ankle

BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS MSc(Sports Med) FRCS(Orth)

Year qualified:2003

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Joel Humphrey is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in the foot and ankle. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Orthopaedic Sciences from University College London, he completed his medical qualification at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine. Mr Humphrey continued to work in London and his Specialist Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedic training was at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Prior to his appointment as a consultant Mr Humphrey undertook two prestigious fellowships. Initially the Foot and Ankle Reconstruction fellowship in Cambridge at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, broadening and refining his foot and ankle surgical skills. Then the Trauma fellowship in Oxford at the John Radcliffe Hospital, gaining expertise on the latest surgical techniques in managing complex foot and ankle trauma.

Mr Humphrey also has a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and lead the research on Real Tennis injuries for the Tennis & Rackets Association. As an active sportsman himself and having run several European marathons he understands how sports injuries can impact on your life. Mr Humphrey though takes pride in providing the same level of treatment to all individuals, irrespective of age or activity levels.

In addition to his clinical practice Mr Humphrey continues to be involved with research, and has published multiple peer review articles and written book chapters. His research has been presented at national and international conferences, and has been awarded several research grants including from the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS). Mr Humphrey trains junior surgeons in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, and is an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.

Mr Humphrey has been an Orthopaedic Consultant on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since 2017 and holds a consultant appointment at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)

Clinical Interests

  • Achilles tendons
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Complex trauma
  • Deformed toes
  • Foot deformity
  • Foot surgery
  • Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
  • Hallux valgus (bunion)
  • Ingrown toe nails 
  • Metatarsalgia (forefoot pain)
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Pes cavus (high arched feet)
  • Pes planus (flat feet)
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Sports injuries

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at Milton Keynes University Hospital

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