Mr Rodney Hammett


MBBS (Lon), MRCS (Eng), BSc Hons (Lon), FRCS (Tr Orth), MSc (Cardiff)

GMC number: 4526009

Practising since: 1998


Orthopaedic surgery

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Rod Hammett is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in surgery of the foot and ankle at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

After qualifying from University College and Middlesex Hospitals School of Medicine in 1998, he undertook basic surgical training in Bedford Hospital and higher surgical training in orthopaedics in Bristol and the Severn Deanery.

Having established an interest in foot and ankle surgery, he then spent a year on fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with internationally renowned foot and ankle surgeon Terry Saxby. Working in an independent hospital he gained extensive experience in foot and ankle surgery including hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, arthroscopy, arthrodesis & arthroplasty.

On returning to the UK, he completed a further fellowship in trauma and limb reconstruction surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary. He has published work on trauma, hindfoot arthrodesis and forefoot surgery. He took up a post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Taunton &a Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in August 2010.

Mr Hammett performs the following at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital:

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Rodney Hammett at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Ilizarov frame surgery
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Toe surgery
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Steroid injections
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Flat foot correction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Rodney Hammett works with

Related experience


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

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Rodney Hammett works with

Mr Rodney Hammett works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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