Mr Simon Burtt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, BSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Bunion removal and treatment
  • Joint pain injections
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Morton's neuroma treatment

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. I was appointed as a consultant in 2006 at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, my specialisms are all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. Special interests include radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy and minimally invasive foot surgery for great toe osteoarthritis, bunions and flat foot.

My research interests are primarily Achilles tendon disorders, plantar fasciitis, minimally invasive foot surgery and trauma management. Research collaborations include the assessment of the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for soft tissue injuries, and the study of non-operative rehabilitation for Achilles tendon rupture. I believe in tailoring non-operative and operative treatment options to the individual.

I undertook my undergraduate medical training at St George’s Hospital, University of London, qualifying in 1994. After holding posts at University College Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, I completed higher orthopaedic training on the South East Thames orthopaedic surgical rotation between 2000 and 2006, working at King’s College Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospitals. I completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine with foot and ankle surgery at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Australia in 2005, and visitations to the Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011 and the Centre for Chirurgie Orthopedique et Sportive, Bordeaux, Merignac, France, 2014.


General Medical Council Number: C4112738

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Burtt at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Minimally invasive bunion surgery (MICA)
  • Plantar fasciitis radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Achilles tendon radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive removal of bone lumps for big toe osteoarthritis (cheilectomy)
  • Toe deformity correction
  • Flat foot correction
  • Foot and ankle fractures (breaks)
  • Ankle osteoarthritis treatments including arthroscopy and fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Sub-talar joint arthroscopy

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery

Special clinical interests: Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, Ankle ligament injury.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / London / 1994
Undergraduate Medical Degree

BSc / London / 1994
Bachelor of Science

FRCS(Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons, London / 2006
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS(Tr & Orth) / Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Australia / 2005
Higher training in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Specialist Training Committee - East of England Deanery.

Research and publications

Lipoma Arborescens – A Rare Cause of Bilateral Ankle Tenosynovitis                                           
Hughes M, Burtt S, Ramabhadran B. Rheumatology 2018 Apr 1;57(4):762-763

The Epidemiology of Reoperations for Trauma
Barksfield RC, Coomber R, Woolf K, Prinja A, Wordsworth D, Lopez D, Burtt S                            
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2015; 97: 40–45

Current NHS posts

Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Orthopaedic Tutor, Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Personal profile

I live near Harpenden with my wife and family. My hobbies include bridge and cricket.

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Sophie Rakison
Private secretary telephone 01582 714 360
Private secretary email