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Stephen Palmer: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee specialist, Chelmsford, Essex

Stephen Palmer
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee specialist, Chelmsford, Essex: Stephen Palmer

Mr Stephen Palmer is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practising at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. He specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, knee replacement, revision knee surgery and ligament reconstruction.


Stephen Palmer, FRCS(Tr & Orth), is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London, graduating in 1990. Following basic training he specialised into the field of orthopaedic surgery, gaining valuable experience in the many centres of excellence prevailing in the Eastern region.


He has worked with many leading experts in the field of orthopaedic surgery and secured the privilege of acquiring a knee fellowship at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Gaining accreditation to the specialist register in 2000 he was appointed consultant, also in 2000.


A young, insightful and dynamic surgeon, Stephen pursued his interests in surgery of the knee, including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, and primary and revision joint surgery.


Popular with both the young and the elderly, Stephen has a varied client base. He is the clinical lead with the Physiotherapy & Sports Injury clinic at Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, combining their expertise to the treatment and follow up of patients.



Springfield Hospital is one of Essex’s leading private hospitals
Springfield Hospital is one of Essex's leading private hospitals

Research interests

  • Continuing long term follow up of Oxinium total knee replacement - a 6 year follow up submitted to the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery UK, awaiting acceptance and publication

  • Alignment of implants with Visionaire

Knee surgery and orthopaedic treatment in Chelmsford, Essex

NHS Base

Mr Palmer is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. 


Private practice

He sees private patients at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford on Thursdays.   


Areas covered for private knee surgery

Patients are referred from a wide region that includes:


  • Chelmsford
  • London
  • Braintree
  • Harlow
  • Southend
  • Ipswich
  • Brentwood
  • Colchester
  • Cambridge


Springfield Hospital - Ramsay Healthcare

GMC Number:


Check this doctor’s GMC registration

Date of registration:

01 Aug 1991


Special register

07 Mar 2002

Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery



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Mr Stephen Palmer

Tel: 01371 821454 (secretary)

Email: stephen.palmer@meht.nhs.uk

Web:  www.kneesurgeryessex.com



Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships


  • MB BS
  • FRCS(Tr & Orth)


Places of work

Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7GU 

Web: www.springfieldhospital.co.uk 

Call for appointments: 01245 234040

Practice manager Margaret Langridge: 07818 032910