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Consultant Profile

Mr David Townshend

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Townshend specialises in foot and ankle surgery in which he has experience in all aspects including bunion surgery, minimally invasive foot surgery, arthritis, ankle replacement and revision ankle replacement, sports injuries and ankle arthroscopy.

Mr Townshend is the trust’s lead clinician for foot and ankle surgery.

He is actively involved in research including ankle arthritis, arthroscopic ankle fusion, ankle replacement, and achilles tendon disorders.

Mr Townshend is a recognised surgical trainer and has been invited to teach on national and international courses in arthroscopy and ankle replacement

Mr Townshend was appointed to the trust as a specialist foot and ankle surgeon in 2010. Born in Edinburgh, Mr Townshend graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 1997 before undertaking higher surgical training in the Northern Region. He also undertook a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the University of British Columbia.

He is a member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, British Orthopaedic Society and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Mr. Townshend sees patients at North Tyneside and Hexham general hospitals.