Mr Ian Sharpe


BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr Orth)

GMC number: 3546734

Practising since: 1991


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Ian Sharpe graduated from St Marys Hospital, London in 1991 and completed his general surgical and orthopaedic training in the South West of England. He undertook Fellowships in Sydney and Seattle and gained his FRCS (Tr&Orth) accreditation in 2001, and was appointed a consultant at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter in 2003. He established the Foot and Ankle unit - which has now grown to include four consultants - and was the first Clinical Lead for the team from 20014 -21. He was Clinical Lead for Trauma from 2006-10 and Clinical Director of the orthopaedic Centre from 2014-18. He has established an internationally recognised ankle replacement primary and revision unit, and has published on the subject. The unit has a well established Fellowship programme to train future foot and ankle specialists - and Mr Sharpe sits on the Educational Committee of BOFAS.

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 is a recognised expert in ankle replacement surgery – both primary and revision surgery. He utilises computer-aided ankle replacement surgery using the Prophecy systems.

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 posts 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 Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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.