Mr Loren Charles

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS BSc(Hons) PG Dip Clin Ed MFSTEd MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Loren Charles at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

Treatment of foot pain

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Professional profile

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in adult hip, knee and foot disorders.

I perform joint preservation surgery, such as arthroscopic microfracture and chondroplasty procedures when possible, but for more advanced arthritis I offer hip and knee replacements. I follow enhanced recovery and rehabilitation protocols, working closely with allied professionals to ensure patients to normal activity as rapidly as possible. I have very good patient feedback and satisfaction. I also have a specialist interest in treating foot pain and deal with many common conditions such as bunions, toe deformity, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis.

In 2004 I graduated from UCL Medical School, having also obtained an Honours degree. I completed my orthopaedic training in this region and qualified from the London Deanery. I have a postgraduate Master’s degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics. I was awarded The Charnley Latta Scholarship and completed an internationally renowned Fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. There I undertook specialist training from leading surgeons in hip and knee surgery and gained exposure to the latest techniques in foot surgery. On my return to England, I was appointed as a lower limb consultant orthopaedic surgeon for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, and I work at both Darent Valley and Queen Mary’s Hospitals.

I have published in peer reviewed journals and am committed to higher surgical training; I have gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, am a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers and also teach Advanced Trauma Life Support.

I provide an expert and personal service using the best techniques to deliver excellent patient outcome.

Clinical Interests

Foot surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers

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Current NHS posts

Darent Valley Hospital
Queen Mary's Hospital

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Personal Profile

In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, golf, hiking and skiing as well as spending time with my wife and three children.

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Financial Interests


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Private contact details

Private secretary Louisa Diplock
Private secretary telephone 07305068591
Private secretary email