Michael Butler MA MB BS FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Foot and Ankle Specialist

Michael Butler Consultant Orthopaedic SurgeonMichael Butler qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1996, having attended Cambridge University for his undergraduate studies. After junior doctor jobs, he attended Keogh Barracks and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to complete Officer Training and then undertook 2 years as a Regimental Medical Officer to an infantry regiment.

Mr Butler started Basic Surgical Training in the South West of England in 2000 and gained the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2001. He started Higher Surgical Training in 2003, working around the South West to gain a wide experience of all the elements of Orthopaedic Surgery. Mr Butler was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Trauma and Orthopaedics in November 2007.

Mr Butler undertook further specialist training at the world-renowned Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol (including trauma surgery at Frenchay Hospital) and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He was awarded the CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in 2009 and was entered onto the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council in August 2009.

Mr Butler continues to serve in the Armed Forces and holds a consultant appointment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle. Mr Butler has full admitting rights at the Duchy Hospital where he consults and operates on NHS and private patients.

Mr Butler works very closely with Mr Stephen Parsons and treats a wide variety of patients for complex problems of the foot and ankle- from high intensity athletes and servicemen and women to the difficult problems in later life of tendon dysfunction and arthritis of the foot and ankle. He has maintained his interest in knee surgery and performs knee arthroscopy and primary knee replacement surgery.

Mr Butler is heavily involved in teaching the surgical trainees within the region and has a strong interest in research, presenting at national and international meetings. He is a Review Board Member for Foot and Ankle Surgery the European Journal for foot and ankle surgeons and is also an invited reviewer for The Knee, an international journal for knee surgeons.

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