Mr John Targett

Mr John Targett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Targett at Spire include:


Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

  • Knee surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sports injury
  • Sports medicine

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Professional profile

Availability: Friday mornings

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private knee surgery, back surgery and general orthopaedic surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

I have a specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery, including personalised and standard knee replacement surgery, injuries of the knee such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, as well as surgery on the meniscus (cartilage) and to provide a new articular surface for damaged areas of the knee joint.

I have extensive experience in all aspects of knee surgery including complex reconstructions and post-traumatic injury treatments. I work closely with specialist physiotherapists to ensure the best possible recovery following surgery. I offer assessment of low back pain and associated conditions such as sciatica, and undertake hip replacement surgery using well-proven implants.

My orthopaedic training was South West Thames based at St George's teaching hospital. During my time training, I gained a wide experience of all areas of orthopaedic surgery before concentrating on knee and spinal surgery.

I gained the Higher Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1995, and in the same year was appointed orthopaedic consultant at Basildon Hospital. I am a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and have held a senior clinical management position at a private hospital as well as being Director of Orthopaedics at Basildon Hospital for over five years.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Higher Orthopaedic Fellowship
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I am married with three children living near to Brentwood. I am a keen golfer, with a handicap of 15, and exercise regularly. Over many years of practice I have continued to enjoy private practice and am regularly attending national and international meetings in order to keep my orthopaedic practice up to date.

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