Mr Richard Freeman

Mr Richard Freeman

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

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

"Spire Hospitals are ideally situated and have the latest surgical facilities for the full range of foot and ankle procedures. The staff are enthusiastic about providing the highest standards of modern orthopaedic care."

Specialises in

  • Keyhole bunion surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Sports and soft tissue injuries
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis

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I specialise in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. My interest is in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery. I utilise a range of modern surgical techniques to achieve excellent results where traditional treatments have failed. These techniques also allow for full weight bearing post-operatively in the vast majority of cases, allowing early rehabilitation and return to sport or work.

I have wide experience managing sports injuries and complex trauma including deformity correction and the management of bone infection. In my NHS practice I regularly receive referrals of complex patients from across the South Coast.

I completed medical school in London before training around the South East region in the generality of orthopaedics. I then undertook a foot and ankle fellowship in London where I developed arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery skills. The fellowship involved treating a large number of elite athletes including premiership football and rugby players and Olympic athletes. I then completed a fellowship in trauma at the Major Trauma Centre, here I gained experience in managing complex trauma, in particular lower limb and foot and ankle injuries.


General Medical Council Number: 6117327

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Freeman at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Ankle arthritis surgery
  • Ankle fusion
  • Big toe joint replacement
  • Flatfoot correction
  • Foot and ankle arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle fracture surgery
  • Keyhole bunion surgery
  • Keyhole foot and ankle deformity correction
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital I treat children and young people from three to 18 years oldĀ 

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Additional information

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Soft tissue injury
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, trauma.

MB BS / Guy's King's & St Thomas' Medical Schools / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

BSc (Hons) / Guy's King's & St Thomas' Medical Schools / 2005
Bachelor of Science with Honours

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

Professional leadership

Lead surgeon for foot and ankle trauma at the Major Trauma Centre in Brighton

I am a Consultant at the Major Trauma Centre in Brighton. I manage complex trauma and tertiary referrals from across the South Coast. I am also an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Medical School in Brighton.