Our Practitioners

Mr Richard Cove

MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc

Role: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Treatments:  Orthopaedics

Specialist in knee, ankle and foot problems

Mr Cove is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in knee, foot and ankle surgery including arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement surgery, and surgery for foot and ankle pain and deformity.

Mr Cove underwent orthopaedic training in the South-West Region and completed fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Ireland and Knee surgery in Bristol. He was awarded a Master of Science degree for his research into the treatment of early arthritis of the knee.

Appointed in 2012 to the orthopaedic department of North Devon District Hospital, Mr Cove has developed the service with day case foot and ankle and knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery including arthroscopic ankle fusions. He was clinical lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics 2017-2022 and was proud to be part of a team that has excelled in terms of productivity, safety and patient outcomes.

He is actively involved in the training of junior doctors and trainee orthopaedic surgeons.