Mr Ian Sharpe


BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr Orth)

GMC number: 3546734

Practicing since: 1991


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • One clinic weekly - either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday
  • Overview

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01392 262162


Mr Sharpe studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London. During his medical school training he was awarded a Medical Research Council Scholarship and gained a 1st Class Honours BSc in aspects of Inflammation and Neoplasia. He qualified in 1991 and trained in orthopaedic surgery in the South West of England, during which time he was awarded a BOA Travelling Fellowship to Prague, and won several prizes for research and presentations. He obtained the Royal Surgical College’s Diploma in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCS TR&Orth) in 2001. He undertook Fellowships in Childrens orthopaedic surgery in Sydney and a Foot and ankle and trauma Fellowship in Seattle, He established the Foot and Ankle unit at PEOC in 2003, and is now Lead Clinician for the Unit.

Other interests

Mr Sharpe specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery – including hallux valgus(bunion) correction, rheumatoid foot reconstruction, lesser toe deformity, arthroscopic ankle and foot surgery, and has particular expertise in the reconstruction of complex lower limb and foot and ankle injuries. He has a particular interest in ankle replacement surgery – both primary and revision surgery.

His practice in the private and NHS sector is now solely with problems of the foot and ankle.  He works closely with the physiotherapy department, podiatrists and orthotists to provide a comprehensive, holistic service of care for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle disorders tailored to each patients needs.

Personal interests

Triathlons – Olympic and Half-Ironman distances and road cycling.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ian Sharpe at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Bone Graft
  • Flat foot correction
  • Toe surgery
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Ian Sharpe works with

Related experience


Ankle replacement surgery – primary and revision surgery


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of British Foot and Ankle Society
  • British Medical Association

Other post held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital
  • Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Trauma - Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Ian Sharpe works with

Mr Ian Sharpe works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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

Free events with Mr Ian Sharpe

Arthritis of the ankle and foot

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Exeter Hospital

Mr Ian Sharpe

This free virtual event at Nuffield Health Exeter hospital is for anyone who is interested in finding out more information about arthritis of the ankle and foot .

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