Mr Townshend was born in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. After a research fellowship in New Zealand he returned to the North East for Higher Surgical Training. In 2009 he undertook a year’s specialist fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery at the University of Brtish Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Mr Townshend has been a Consultant at the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust since 2010 offering a specialist foot and ankle practice.
Our Foot and Ankle service is the largest in the North East. We use the Infinity and Inbone total ankle replacement systems and have one of the largest series in the UK since its’ introduction in 2014. Ankle fusions are performed as an arthroscopic (key-hole) procedure wherever possible.
As well as ensuring that we provide an excellent service to our current patients, we are looking to the future too and have developed a very successful research department and where appropriate, many patients are invited to participate in ground breaking studies. We have many studies running within Northumbria, but also contribute to national and international multi-centre research projects.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust