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

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

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C6117327

Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

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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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Osteoarthritis
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

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 drfreeman@theclinic.co.uk