Mr Karl Trimble

MBChB , FRCS(Tr&Orth)


Mr Trimble is a specialist foot & ankle surgeon and has been a consultant since 2006. He has a wealth of experience having worked in many centres of excellence both in the UK and overseas. 

Mr Trimble was fortunate to be granted an international fellowship to train at the North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, a clinic which specialises in the treatment of high-class athletes. His UK fellowship took place in Bristol at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.

Mr Trimble specialise in ligament reconstruction, keyhole surgery, surgery for arthritis of the ankle & foot and forefoot surgery including for bunion deformity. He also works closely with an orthotist who can provide bespoke footwear & insoles.

The Nuffield Hospital has a full range of diagnostic & interventional radiology services, providing MR scan, ultrasound & guided diagnostic injections.


  • Every Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00


Current posts

  • Director of Surgery, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust


  • Foot & ankle surgery
  • Sports medicine

Other interests

Sports injury and Sports medicine

Personal interests

Surfing, Ski mountaineering & off-piste skiing, Sailing and Running

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Court of Examiners of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Directors Committee


Mr Trimble is an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His NHS practice takes place in a large teaching hospital and as such is actively engaged in teaching, training and research.


Mr Karl Trimble works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

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

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

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