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Mr David Townshend


Orthopaedic surgery


Lower limb


MB BS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 4408846
Practicing since: 1997


Mr Townshend undertook higher surgical training in the Northern Deanery and a specialist fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He was appointed to the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust in 2010.

Limited private practice

  • Amputations
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Cheilectomy
  • Flat foot correction
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Hindfoot fusion
  • Hindfoot osteotomy
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Keller’s arthroplasty
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Midfoot osteotomy


Mr Townshend has published papers in a number of peer reviewed journals. His research interests include ankle replacement, arthroscopic ankle fusion, lesser toe correction and thromboprophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery. He was awarded the Northern Deanery Kreibich Prize for research during registrar training.


  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other post held

  • Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Joint Specialty Lead Orthopaedics, NENC Clinical Research Network

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