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Mr Simon Palmer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth), MSc (sports med), FFSEM

Practices at: BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Simon Palmer is an Orthopaedic Consultant, with British & Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has worldwide recognised experience in trauma and sports injuries. He now works and lives in West Sussex.

Mr Palmer can diagnose and treat all foot and ankle conditions including bunions, flat feet (planter fasciitis), ankle or foot deformities. Knee conditions and sports injuries.

Mr Palmer’s initial surgical training included Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London, he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Bath University. He completed a six-year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital Trauma Unit and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination.

Prior to his current post as a Sussex Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester and BMI Goring Hall hospitals and a part-time contract at the Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre in Haywards Heath Mr Palmer worked as a Consultant in Orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust in Oxford.

Mr Palmer also teaches at Brighton and Sussex Medical school and trains surgeons and surgical podiatrists in foot surgery. He is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sussex.

Clinical Interests

Mr Palmer developed his speciality in surgery of the foot, ankle and knee as a fellow of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic Australia. At this time he also developed his interests in sports medicine and sporting injury. He has an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath and is on the Faculty of Sports Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • European Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member of British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI)

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Western Sussex Hospitals

Research Interests

Mr Palmer has a keen research interest and has published and presented papers worldwide. Current interests include cartilage transplantation, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery (including minimally invasive bunion surgery) and knee and  ankle joint replacement. He also has a busy medico-legal practice and teaches at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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