Mr Mark A Farndon


MBBS , BMedSci(Hons) , MRCS(Eng) , FRCS(Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 4539504

Practising since: 1998


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Alternate Thursday PM
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Mark Farndon is an experienced Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and lower limb specialist.

He has a primary interest in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including sports injuries, joint replacement, deformity correction, arthroscopic (keyhole), minimally invasive and revision surgery. He has a secondary interest in arthroscopic knee surgery and knee replacement.

Mark undertook specialist fellowships in both foot & ankle surgery and knee surgery during his training.

He was appointed as a consultant in 2010, has a busy practice in Harrogate and is the Clinical Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Mark works closely with a variety of specialist surgical colleagues, physiotherapists, podiatrists and orthotists.

He believes in providing the highest quality clinical information in an understandable manner. Excellent communication with thorough explanations of available options, allows informed choices to be made regarding treatment.

Patient case study: Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries in Teenagers - Alex's story

Mr Farndon specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Special interests

All aspects of foot & ankle surgery:

  • Sports injuries
  • Joint replacement / arthroplasty
  • Deformity correction
  • Arthroscopy & treatment of cartilage problems
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Arthrodesis / fusion surgery
  • Ligament / tendon repair
  • Nerve problems & neuroma treatment
  • Stress fractures
  • Revision surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery and knee replacement

Other interests

Mark's interest in teaching and training began whilst working for Newcastle University as a Demonstrator in Anatomy and Clinical Skills. 

He has been involved in training other doctors on Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) and ATLS Instructor courses for more than 10 years.

More recently he has been invited to teach as an Instructor on pitch-side emergency courses for the Rugby Football Union (Immediate Care in Sport) and the Football Association (AREA).

Mark is the Sector Tutor for Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training, representing Harrogate on the regional Surgical Training Committee and organises the annual regional mock FRCS (Tr&Orth) exams. He is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor to a number of junior doctors in training and teaches a variety of local and national instructional courses.

Personal interests

Mark enjoys cycling, running, triathlon, snowboarding, cooking, spending time with his family and watching his sons play rugby.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Mark A Farndon at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Chondroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Hindfoot fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Nerve surgery
  • Triple Fusion
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Extensive muscle repair
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Tendon transfer in foot and ankle
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Flat foot correction
  • Nerve blocks
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Amputations
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Toe joint replacement
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Ankle fusion
  • Calcaneal osteotomy
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Mark A Farndon works with

Related experience


Mark's research interests are varied and diverse with numerous publications and presentations on foot & ankle surgery and knee surgery. Research findings have been presented locally, nationally and internationally.

Recent activities include a chapter on subtalar fusion in the newly published EFORT orthopaedic surgery textbook, presentations to the EFORT/BOA Congress, Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, European Foot and Ankle Society and Pan-Arab Orthopaedic Associations and guest lectures to meetings in Oman and China.

Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals include papers on minimally invasive hindfoot surgery in Foot & Ankle International and complex ankle/hindfoot reconstruction in Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Current activity includes projects on injection therapy for Mortons neuroma and early weight-bearing after minimally bone graft for midfoot fusion surgery, with articles in preparation after accepted national and international presentations.


  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • European Foot & Ankle Society
  • Royal College of Surgeon of England
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • International Society of Arthoscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics at Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Mark A Farndon works with

Mr Mark A Farndon works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Mark A Farndon does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Mark A Farndon does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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