Biography


David J Redfern 

MBBS, FRCS(Lon), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Qualifications                                          

MBBS (London) 1993

FRCS  (London) 1998  

FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2004

Professional Membership 

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

European Foot & Ankle Society

Honorary corresponding member DAF (German Foot Ankle Society) 

GRECMIP - MIFAS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery)


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Current Position 

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
London Foot & Ankle Centre

Company Director Foot Sense Ltd
Sussex Foot & Ankle Centre 


Leader in Field

Mr Redfern is an international leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle. In conjunction with his colleague, Joel Vernois, he has introduced percutaneous surgical techniques to UK surgeons over the last 10 years. He has travelled internationally lecturing and teaching these techniques to surgeons worldwide including Australia, Europe and USA. He jointly developed the MICA technique as well as developing and refining new techniques such as percutaneous calcaneal osteotomy.

He is regularly convener/faculty for percutaneous surgery courses in the UK, Germany & USA


Honorary Professional Appointments

GRECMIP Scientific Committee (appointed 2018)

Chair Of European Foot & Ankle Society Scientific Committee (2011-2016)

Council European Foot & Ankle Society (2013-2017)

Honorary lifetime member German Foot & Ankle Society (DAF) (awarded 2014)

Reviewer Foot Ankle Surgery (Journal of EFAS) (appointed 2014)

Fellow AO Trauma Foundation (appointed 2013)

EFORT Scientific Advisor (appointed 2011)

Reviewer Bone & Joint Journal (appointed 2013)

International review panel for Foot & Ankle International (appointed 2004)

Healthcare Commission Orthopaedic Advisor (HCC disbanded 2009)


Fellowships:                  

Clinical Fellow, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, UK

Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, USA


Clinical Experience          

Mr Redfern has a broad experience in all abnormalities affecting the foot and ankle. 

He is a full-time specialist foot and ankle surgeon with both trauma and elective practice in the private sector. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques but his practice covers the whole spectrum of adult foot and ankle pathology including extensive experience in sports injury and arthroscopy, complex foot and ankle trauma, complex hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot reconstruction, and ankle replacement. He runs a tertiary referral centre for foot and ankle problems in London (London Foot and Ankle Centre) and Sussex (Sussex Foot & Ankle Centre)


Medico-legal Experience

Mr Redfern has run an expert medico-legal practice for more than 15 years specialising in a cases involving foot & ankle injury or surgery. His practice includes medical negligence expert witness work.


Post Graduate Awards 

2015   

Honorary European Certification Foot & Ankle Surgery

Awarded by EFAS (European Foot & Ankle Society)

2014

Career achievement award

Awarded honorary life membership of DAF (German Foot & Ankle Society)


Awards During Training

2004

Sam Simmons Prize – 2nd prize

(Sam Simmons Meeting, Wiston House, Washington, Sussex) Redfern, D.J., Campbell, J.T., Belkoff, S.M.: A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking and Non-locking Plates for the Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures

2003

Chan Chen - 1st Prize

(5th European Foot & Ankle Society Instructional course / British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Bristol, England) Redfern, D.J., Campbell, J.T., Belkoff, S.M.: A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking and Non-locking Plates for the Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures

Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Award (USA award)

(Eastern Orthopaedic AssociationAnnual International Meeting. Dublin, Ireland) Redfern, D.J., Sauvé, P.S., Sakellariou, ASuperficial peroneal nerve injury following ankle fracture 

Chan Chen - 2nd Prize

(5th European Foot & Ankle Society Instructional course / British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Bristol, England) Redfern, D.J.,Coleridge, S.D., Bendall, S.P.: Incidence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Type I) Following Elective Foot And Ankle Surgery

2002

Sam Simmons Prize – 2nd prize

(Sam Simmons Meeting, Addington Hall, London) Pearse, E.O., Redfern, D.J., Sinha, M., Edge, A.J.:Outcome following a second hip fracture. Outcome following a second hip fracture

2001

Raine Prize – 1st Prize

(St Georges Hospital, London) Redfern, D.J.: Bunion surgery: Can capsular closure influence range of motion?


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Mr Redfern was awarded a career achievement award from the DAF (German National Foot & Ankle Society) with a lifetime membership of the society in 2014

Mr Redfern is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Mr Redfern is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Mr Redfern photographed (left) at his MIS course for surgeons in Germany

Mr Redfern photographed (left) at his MIS course for surgeons in Germany

Previous Appointments:                    

Medical Director, The Montefiore Hospital, Hove (2012-2014)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (2005 - 2013)

Mr Redfern training surgeons at his course in Germany

Mr Redfern training surgeons at his course in Germany

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Training Commitments

Minimally Invasive surgery Courses: 

Mr Redfern has been running international cadaveric surgical courses for the last 10 years. He has trained in the region of 500 surgeons worldwide

Faculty GRECMIP minimally invasive surgery course

Trauma: Invited faculty AO international “Masterclass Foot & Ankle Trauma”  Switzerland 2015

Minimally Invasive surgery Courses:

Mr Redfern has been running international cadaveric surgical courses for the last 10 years. He has trained in the region of 500 surgeons worldwide

Faculty GRECMIP minimally invasive surgery course

Trauma: Invited faculty AO international “Masterclass Foot & Ankle Trauma”  Switzerland 2015

Mr Redfern pictured (left) in theatres in Italy

Mr Redfern pictured (left) in theatres in Italy

Teaching Experience

Mr Redfern has taken an active role in teaching throughout his career having taught medical students in both Cambridge University and Brighton & Sussex Medical Schools as well as surgical trainees in the UK, Europe and the USA. He continues to teach consultant surgeons worldwide in the art of minimally invasive techniques and remains committed to training other doctors.

He has also taught orthopaedic trainees in the South West / South East Thames region.


European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS)

Mr Redfern spent 7 years as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (2018). He was chair of the committee for 2 years.

He was elected to EFAS council in December 2013 and served the maximum term of 4 years. He remains a dedicated member of EFAS.


Clinical Governance & Management

  •  Medical Director Montefiore Hospital, Hove 2012-2014

  • Chair Medical Advisory Committee Montefiore Hospital, Hove 2012-2014

  • NCEPOD study advisor ‘Emergency admissions study’ 2006

  • Lead Clinician Clinical Governance Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals 2005-2007

  • Regular audit / Clinical Governance structure as part of London Foot & Ankle Centre

  • Medical Director Montefiore Hospital, Hove 2012-2014                  

  • European Foot & Ankle Society Scientific Committee Secretary since 2006

  • BSUH Clinical Governance Lead Clinician. 2005 - 2007


Research Experience

  • GRECMIP Scientific Committee (appointed 2018)

  • Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Foot & Ankle Society 2011-2016

  • Research director for T&O Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 2006-2011 

  • Fellowship Biomechanical & Clinical Research 2002-3 (Johns Hopkins, USA)

  • International reviewer for several orthopaedic journals

    - Foot & Ankle International (since 2004)

    - Foot & Ankle Surgery (since 2013)

    - Bone Joint Journal (Br) (since 2013)


Research Grants

Synthes  - $60,000

Biomechanical Comparison of Locking and Non-Locking Plates for the fixation of Fractures of the Distal Humerus. Matityaha, A., Redfern, D.J., Belkoff, S.M.

Synthes  - $30,000

A Biomechanical Comparison of Locking and Non-locking Plates for the Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures. Redfern, D.J.(Principal investigator), Campbell, J.T., Belkoff, S.M.