David J Redfern and Stephen P Bendall
David J Redfern

David J Redfern

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Foot & Ankle Specialist

Mr Redfern qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1993 and undertook his specialist registrar training in the London deanery (St George’s Hospital). He has completed two specialist fellowships in foot and ankle surgery and research. The first fellowship was based in the USA for a year working at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital and University in Baltimore. He then completed a second fellowship at a specialist foot and ankle unit in Bristol. He was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals in 2004 with a full time practice in problems affecting the foot and ankle.

He has published extensively in international foot and ankle journals and is an international reviewer for the Foot & Ankle International Journal. He is secretary of the scientific committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) and has chaired foot and ankle sessions for international congresses for EFAS and EFORT.

He has lectured internationally and is involved in training of orthopaedic surgeons. He also lectures and trains medical students at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. His practice is dedicated exclusively to the full spectrum of foot and ankle problems and sports injuries. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and is the most experienced UK surgeon in MIS techniques for forefoot surgery (including bunions and arthritis). He practices in Sussex and London.

Stephen P Bendall

Stephen P Bendall

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Foot & Ankle Specialist

Mr Bendall trained at Charing Cross Hospital qualifying in 1982. His orthopaedic training was as a registrar on the Charing-Cross Hospital training scheme before going onto St George’s Hospital as a Senior Registrar. He went to Baltimore USA as a Fellowship working at the University of Maryland and at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

On his return from the USA he was appointed at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath in 1997 as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. His area of interest apart from trauma was Foot and Ankle Surgery. Since appointment as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon he have been involved in training and research. He is an examiner at the FRCSOrth examination where he chairs the oral question standard setting group. He is also secretary to the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Society (BOFAS) Education Committee.

He has published on a variety of topics within foot and ankle surgery and his interests in this field include hallux rigidus, joint replacement of the big toe, ankle arthroscopy, SCARF osteotomy, and complex regional pain syndrome. More recently he has teamed up with David Redfern and a French surgeon to develop minimally invasive(MIS) foot surgery. This is an exciting venture and he has been appointed as chair of the BOFAS MIS group to look into and develop this area within the UK.