Mr Richard Freeman

Mr Richard Freeman

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
MB BS, BSc, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Foot and ankle surgery including arthroscopy
  • Sports injuries and soft tissue injuries
  • Joint pain treatment (joint injections)
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
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Practising at

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
Tel: 01293 785 511
Clinic times:
Tuesday: 1.30pm - 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tel: 01892 740047
Clinic times:
Friday (first, second and fourth): 2pm - 5pm

An initial consultation with Mr Richard Freeman is from £250.

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Ankle arthritis surgery
  • Big toe joint replacement
  • Foot and ankle arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle fracture surgery
  • Keyhole bunion surgery
  • Keyhole foot and ankle deformity correction
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction
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Professional profile

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: C6117327

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Soft tissue injury
Sports injury

Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

Member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

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

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Current NHS posts

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.

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741 150
Private secretary Lauren Osbourne
Private secretary telephone 01293 989 302
Private secretary fax 0203 393 1849
Private secretary email
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