Mr Adrian Hughes


M.A, M.B.,B.S, MSc, F.R.C.S (Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 6028709

Practising since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Hughes graduated from Cambridge University in 1998, completing his medical training at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School, London in 2001. After completing his orthopaedic training in Bristol and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011, he then completed the internationally prestigious Ilizarov Fellowship at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Mr Hughes gained international fellowship training in Sydney, Australia at the Prince of Wales Hospital. This training covered all aspects of foot and ankle surgical management, specializing in both the surgical and non-surgical management of arthritis and degenerative conditions, sports injuries and deformity. Whilst in Sydney, he also trained in severe trauma reconstruction at the St. George Level 1 trauma unit. He received further international training in both trauma and foot and ankle surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA as well as in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mr Hughes has an established NHS practice at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, as well as limb reconstruction after severe injuries.

Special interests

  • Foot Ankle and Lower Limb
  • Key Hole Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal

Other interests

With a keen interest in medical training, Mr Hughes is involved in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and is a regular faculty member on the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society training courses. He is also faculty on training courses concerning trauma reconstruction using circular frames and is a regular reviewer for the technical tips section in the journal of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Personal interests

When not spending time with his young family, Adrian enjoys exploring Devon on his road bike. He has completed several cycle sportifs and sprint distance triathlons. He can’t say he enjoys the run.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Adrian Hughes at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Ilizarov frame surgery
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Bone Graft
  • Flat foot correction
  • Toe surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery

Locations Mr Adrian Hughes works with


    Wonford Road, Exeter, EX2 4UG

    01392 276 591
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Mr Hughes has a keen interest in focused research and has published several projects including his research regarding novel techniques in foot and ankle key-hole surgery.

He is principle investigator for several multicentre trials in the UK. Projects include Achilles tendon injury management and trauma management of hip fractures.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Adrian Hughes does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Adrian Hughes does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Adrian Hughes does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.