Mr Michael Barrett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), PG Cert Med Ed

"Spire Cambridge Lea has fantastic facilities investing in the latest technology to treat patients. The team are very friendly and supportive, going above and beyond to help patients in their recovery."


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I am an expert Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in treating foot and ankle conditions including trauma, and sports injuries. I treat all conditions of the foot and ankle, including surgical and non surgical management of foot and ankle injuries, Achilles tendon disorders, hallux valgus (bunions), arthritis of the toe / foot / ankle, flat foot deformity, ankle instability, peroneal tendon dysfunction, plantar fasciitis, and Morton's neuroma.

Vastly experienced, I am an excellent teacher and published author in my field. I am also a consultant at Cambridge University Hospital, where I treat the most severely injured patients, and challenging foot and ankle conditions. I teach junior surgeons on a daily basis and am co-founder of the international, digital education platform orthohub.xyz.

I trained on the East of England orthopaedic rotation. During this time, I was awarded the Trainee of the Year, Trinity Cup (best in class), and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society gold fellowship awards. I completed fellowships in foot and ankle at the University Hospitals Dorset, and major trauma and limb reconstruction at the Royal London Hospital.

I have written book chapters on foot and ankle surgery for a Bailey and Love series, and authored several peer review publications.

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General Medical Council Number: C7038008

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Barrett at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Arthritis of the big toe
  • Bunion surgery
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrowing toenail¬†
  • Injury of the ankle ligaments
  • Lesser toe deformities
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Venous thromboembolism

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Additional information

Ankle surgery
Arthroscopy
Foot surgery
Medico-legal
Osteoarthritis
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine

MBChB / University of Liverpool / 2009
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB is a degree given to doctors at the completion of their university training.


Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

British Orthopaedic Society


Professional leadership

I am the founder of orthohub, one of the largest online educational communities for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals.

I have extensively publish and continue to publish in peer review journals. Examples of my work can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

In my spare time I very much enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children, as well as running and cycling.

Website http://www.cambridgefootsurgeon.co.uk/
Private secretary Natasha Angwin
Private secretary telephone 01223 618 630
Private secretary email office@cambridgefootsurgeon.co.uk