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Mr Paul Parker

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Queens University Belfast: MB BCh BAO (1985) Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: FRCSEd (1991) Fellowship of Orthopaedic Surgeons of the Combined Royal Colleges UK: FRCS(Orth) (1997)

Practices at: The Priory Hospital, Woodlands Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Paul Parker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with over 22 years experience, specialising in injuries of the lower limb. He works at Woodlands Hospital in Darlington and The Priory, Birmingham where he holds clinics for both private and NHS patients.

Mr Parker and his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis and management of injuries of the knee, foot and ankle. His areas of expertise include sporting injuries and musculoskeletal problems, such as knee and ankle ligament injuries, shin splints, fractures, overuse injuries, plantar fasciitis, toe problems, bunions, and knee or ankle instability. Mr Parker is also keen to use modern joint preservation techniques to prolong the life of the knee and ankle and avoid joint replacement surgery.

Mr Parker qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas military service in Central America and Germany, he trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the USA and became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998. Mr Parker began as a Consultant at The Friarage Hospital in North Yorkshire in 1998 and worked at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust until 2012. As well as being a Consultant he is also a Colonel in the British Army and in 2013 his military career took him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (the largest 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 and to his private practice.

Mr Parker is an avid skier and runner and has a key understanding of the needs of an athlete. He has been a pitch side doctor for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon for Middlesbrough Football Club games. Mr Parker has a keen interest in research and medical education and regularly lectures internationally. He 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 and also 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

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

Professional Memberships

  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Paul Parker from The Priory Hospital shares his advice on this common source of heel pain, discussing causes, symptoms and how to treat it.

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