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Simon Palmer – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Simon Palmer – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Simon Palmer is an Orthopaedic and Trauma Consultant with British & Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb. Mr Palmer is an Senior Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (University of Sussex), is an Educational Supervisor to trainee surgeons, is a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction. He is also the Clinical lead for research is his department. Prior to working as a Sussex Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Palmer worked as a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery in Oxford in the UK and a Visiting Fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery in The North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, 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. Mr Palmer has a keen research interest as the research lead in his department and has published and presented papers worldwide particularly in the field of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. His initial surgical training included Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital 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, where he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries. He completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma at Oxford, when he passed the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the GMC (General Medical Council) on 27th May 2002. He developed his minimal access surgical techniques for foot and ankle surgery with European surgeons with interests in the same ideas and regularly attends meetings with his Spanish and French colleagues on the continent. He offers arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment many conditions of the foot and ankle and has extensive experience with minimally invasive bunion surgery. When he’s not treating patients, Mr Palmer is a keen triathlete and regular ironman triathlon competitor. He enjoys skiing, watching rugby and also has a busy family life in West Sussex!

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