Mr Paul Parker qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas service in Germany and Central America, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the United States of America. He became a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 1998. Within the NHS he works as an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – a busy UK Level 1 trauma centre.
Mr Paul Parker is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an Intercollegiate Examiner in Orthopaedics – responsible for accrediting the next generations of surgeons. Paul holds several UK and International University Senior lecturer posts and has a wide research portfolio. He runs and teaches on many courses and is always in demand to lecture and teach both nationally and internationally.
Paul Parker’s practice is mainly lower limb reconstruction based. Whether it is a torn meniscus cartilage in your knee, a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament or an ankle ligament sprain, all modern treatment options are available including meniscal restoration, microfracture cartilage regeneration and tendon repair. Overuse sports injury advice and surgery when necessary is also a mainstay of his practice. He works closely with top-level physiotherapists and orthotists in the region and takes a holistic team based approach to care. From his military experience he understands the demands of the soldier/athlete, thus therapy and surgery for chronic compartment syndrome, medial tibial syndrome (shin splints) and Achilles tendon problems are also a special interest.
Paul is a keen 10k runner, he has regular weekly clinics on a Monday at the BMI Priory Hospital in Birmingham and the BMI Woodlands Hospital in Darlington on a Friday. You do not need to be a private patient to receive consultant delivered care. Ask your GP about free access via the Choose and Book system! Other appointments are available on request.