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Mr Ian Braithwaite – Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA (Cantab.& Oxon.)  BM  BCh  FRCS  FRCSED  FRCSOrth  MChOrth  MD

Qualifying in 1985 Mr Braithwaite has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, in the NHS and privately, since 1996. With degrees from both Cambridge and Oxford he then rapidly gained the FRCS and undertook orthopaedic training in Liverpool. He completed an MD research degree in one year, then passed the MChOrth and FRCSOrth exams in 1994.

Following a year of foot and ankle training in Liverpool with Professor Klenerman he won a fellowship in spinal surgery in London. He spent a year at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with Ben Taylor and Michael Edgar. Travelling Fellowships in Hong Kong (John Leong) and Adelaide (Robert Fraser) followed.

On return Mr Braithwaite took up his NHS post in Chester, setting up the spinal service for the area. He was heavily involved in teaching and training, and was an examiner for the Consultants’ exit exam (see CV). He is widely published (see publications).

Mr Braithwaite no longer works directly in the NHS, but holds a coveted Honorary Consultant contract at the Countess of Chester Hospital which enables him to continue to contribute to the NHS in education and training, and benefit from the NHS resources for revalidation.

Mr Braithwaite has considerable expertise in spinal disorders of all kinds, and foot and ankle disorders. Patients who consult with Mr Braithwaite enjoy a full and thorough assessment to arrive at a diagnosis and plan of management. There is access on site to state-of-the-art scanning (MRI, CT, etc) and a very well equipped physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre. Mr Braithwaite works closely with a range of specialists for complex problems, both locally in Chester and further afield.

Mr Braithwaite consults privately in Chester and Wrexham.



General Medical Council (GMC)               3096624

Medical Protection Society (MPS)             145627

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)                 

British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)     

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)