Mr Paul Parker

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Mb, BCh, BAO, FRCSEd, FIMC, FRCS (Orth)

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Mr Paul Parker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon who specialises in injuries of the lower limb. Mr Parker works at BMI Woodlands (Darlington), & BMI The Priory (Birmingham). He & his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis/management of injuries of the knee, foot & ankle. His main area of expertise is knee & ankle injury reconstruction, particularly sports injuries & cartilage preserving and regeneration surgery, including meniscal repair & microfracture.

Mr Parker qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas military service in Central America/Germany, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London/Edinburgh/US & became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998.

His NHS practice commenced at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Catterick, North Yorkshire, before moving to the newly acquired Military Defence Hospital Unit at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. He worked between the Friarage & James Cook University Hospitals until 2012 when his NHS practice moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (busy UK level 1 trauma centre), which is now a weekly commute from his home in North Yorkshire.

Mr Parker has served on over 15 operational tours with the military. His experience as a high-level military doctor has given him invaluable transferable skills that he brings both to his position as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon in the NHS, & to his private practice. He is a keen skier and runner & has a key understanding of the needs of an athlete. He has been a pitch side doctor for the 2015 Rugby World Cup & consulting orthopaedic surgeon for Middlesbrough Football Club games.

He has a keen interest in research/medical education, & is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a member of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society, a senior lecturer in Special Operations Medicine, Course Director of the Damage Control Orthopaedics Trauma Skills Course, & an assessor for the FRCS(Orth) Consultant exit exam for the Intercollegiate Board in orthopaedics.

For further information on Mr Parker’s clinics/services, please contact his Practice Manager on 07725118835.

Clinical Interests

  • Knee pain
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Joint injections
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries of the lower limb
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Foot surgery for toe problems
  • Bunion surgery
  • Chronic compartment syndrome
  • Ganglion removal/steroid treatment
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Ankle ligament repair and reconstruction (AFTL/CFL)
  • Cartilage regeneration techniques in the ankle and knee

Professional Memberships

  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Professional Memberships

  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

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