Mr David Townshend


MB BS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 4408846

Practicing since: 1997


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Ad hoc
  • Overview

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0191 2816 131


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.

Other interests

Foot and Ankle Deformity

Arthritis (incl Arthroscopic ankle fusion, ankle replacement)

Forefoot surgery incl hallux valgus/bunion

Sports Foot and Ankle disorders

Personal interests

Family and outdoor sports

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr David Townshend at Nuffield Health

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

Locations Mr David Townshend works with

Related experience


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


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

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

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