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.
Foot and Ankle Deformity
Arthritis (incl Arthroscopic ankle fusion, ankle replacement)
Forefoot surgery incl hallux valgus/bunion
Sports Foot and
Family and outdoor sports
Treatments and tests offered by Mr David Townshend at Nuffield Health
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle fusion
- Ankle replacement
- Ankle ligament repair
- Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
- Cartilage reconstruction
- Cartilage resurfacing
- 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
- 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.