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."
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Freeman at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - ankle and foot
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS, BSc (Hons) / Guy's King's & St Thomas' Medical Schools / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science with Honours
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.