Personal profile

Mr Mark Fardon is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with a busy NHS practice at Harrogate District Hospital.

He principally manages foot and ankle conditions, including complex primary and revision surgery, though he has a secondary interest in arthroscopic knee surgery and knee replacement.

His subspecialty interests encompass arthroplasty (joint replacement) and arthroscopic (key hole) surgery of the foot and ankle, deformity correction and arthrodesis of the forefoot, mid-foot, hind-foot & ankle and the management of sports injuries.

Mark offers a comprehensive service that includes non-operative or conservative management strategies. Particular attention is focused on good communication, high quality personalised care & advice and facilitating informed choice.’

Mark graduated MBBS with distinction from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1998. Twelve months of full time research culminated in 1997 with national presentation, publication and the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours. He moved to Yorkshire in 2000 and completed Basic Surgical Training in Leeds and Bradford, passing MRCS(Eng) in 2003, before entering Higher Surgical Training.

During six years of specialist training in orthopaedics, 18 months of experience was gained with fellowship trained Consultants specialising in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Leeds, Bradford and York.

After completion of FRCS(Tr & Orth) in 2007, subspecialty exposure to lower limb surgery was enhanced with six months of fellowship training in arthroscopic knee surgery and knee arthroplasty with Nick London in Harrogate.

Twelve months was also spent on the Wirral in the prestigious SAC approved Advanced Surgical Training Post in Foot & Ankle surgery, working with Nick Geary. During this time, interests in both complex primary and revision surgery were developed.

Mark maintains an active interest in research and training. He regularly lectures on foot and ankle topics. He participates as an ATLS instructor and has taught as a faculty member on both national forefoot instructional courses and on the Football Association pitch-side emergency course. He is both a Clinical and Educational Supervisor to junior doctors and surgeons in training. Mark represents Harrogate on the Surgical Training Committee and run the annual regional mock FRCS (Tr & Orth) exams. He has presented research findings locally, nationally and internationally, with publications in peer reviewed international journals.

Mark has particular interests in arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty, deformity correction, sports injuries and revision surgery. He consults privately at BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate and is recognised by all major insurers. Consultations are available by appointment on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

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Professional Membership

  • British Medical Association

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Clinical Interests

  • All aspects of foot and ankle surgery

  • Knee arthroscopy and arthroplasty

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