Mr Paul Parker

Mr Paul Parker

Paul Parker Orthopaedics

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03054820


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Knee


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Paul Parker is the British Army's most senior Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He and his team can provide a comprehensive assessment in the diagnosis and management (both conservatively and operatively) of injuries of the knee, foot and ankle.

Mr Parker's specialises in lower limb sports medicine, and soft tissue knee and ankle reconstruction. His interests also include the more general wear and tear problems with the knee, ankle, foot and toes, such as knee or ankle instability, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. He is also keen to use modern joint preservation techniques to prolong the life of the knee and ankle, and avoid joint replacement surgery.

Mr Parker qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1985. After overseas military service in Central America and Germany, he trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in London, Edinburgh and the US, and became a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 1998. Mr Parker's NHS practice commenced at the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Catterick, North Yorkshire, before moving to the newly acquired Military Defence Hospital Unit at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. He worked between the Friarage Hospital and James Cook University Hospital until 2012.

As well as being a Consultant, Mr Parker is also a Colonel in the British Army and in 2012 his NHS practice moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, (the UK's biggest level 1 trauma centre), which is now a weekly commute from his home in North Yorkshire.

Mr Parker is a keen skier and runner and has been a pitch side doctor for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and consulting orthopaedic surgeon for Middlesbrough Football Club games. Having served on over 15 operational tours with the military, Mr Parker has an excellent understanding of the needs of the 'soldier athlete' and routinely treats military personnel from all over the UK and overseas.

Mr Parker has a keen interest in research and medical education. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a member of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society, a senior lecturer in Special Operations Medicine, Course Director of the Damage Control Orthopaedics Trauma Skills Course, as well as being an assessor for the FRCS(Orth) Consultant's exit exam for the Intercollegiate Board in orthopaedics.


Mr Parker's private practice covers a wide area of the North East of England and the Midlands, holding regular clinics at both BMI Woodlands Hospital in Darlington, and BMI The Priory Hospital in Birmingham. To book an appointment or for further information, please contact the Practice Manager on 07725118835 or visit

Areas of interest

Sports injuries of the knee foot and ankle;
Knee and ankle ligament injuries;
Cartilage regeneration techniques in the ankle and knee;
Knee, foot and ankle pain;
Knee and ankle arthroscopy;
Joint injections;
Achilles tendonitis;
Foot surgery for toe problems (hammer or claw toes, ingrowing toe nails);
Plantar fasciitis;
Bunion surgery;
Chronic compartment syndrome;

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Procedures completed

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (5-50)

    Priory Hospital (The) (5-50) Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)

    Woodlands Hospital (5-50) Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • W8640

    Complex therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle, with multiple bony, joint surface and soft tissue procedures - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • W0300

    Multiple procedure on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - (1-5)

    Woodlands Hospital (1-5) Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • W0860

    Metatarso-phalangeal cheilectomy - unilateral, as sole procedure - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • W7420

    Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)

    Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

  • W8630

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle with either soft tissue procedure or bony +/or joint surface procedure (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

  • T5540

    Fasciotomy of limb - (1-5)

    Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • A6110

    Excision of lesion of peripheral nerve (e.g. neurilemma) - (1-5)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

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