Stephen Palmer: Profile

Mr Stephen Palmer is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He offers private assessment and treatment for knee problems at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, one of Essex's leading private hospitals.

Training and experience

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 in 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.

Stephen is available for private consultation at Springfield Hospital on Thursdays.

Clinical interests

Mr Palmer has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of sports injuries to the knee and osteoarthritis, and offers a range of modern procedures suitable for both the young and the elderly, including knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee replacement with the long-lasting Oxinium knee implant and Visionaire patient-specific total knee replacement.

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

I specialise in...

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee osteoarthritis

Professional details


MBBS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), MD.

Qualified in 1990 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3491889
    Date of registration: 01-Aug-1991

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Memberships and associations

Stephen Palmer is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Languages spoken

  • English