Mr John Grice
Mr John Grice
MBBS MSc SEM FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

John Grice Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Grice qualified from University College London Medical School in 2003, simultaneously to his busy International hockey career for England and Great Britain.

His post graduate training was in Wessex followed by 18 months of fellowships in Foot and Ankle in Bournemouth and London with Mr J Calder, Mr L Williams, Mr H Taylor and Mr M Farrar. These renowned fellowships offered a comprehensive training in the full range of foot and ankle and sports medicine conditions that present.

Surgery offered includes the full range of forefoot surgery, sports injuries, ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacement, complex primary & revision fusions.

He has also had excellent experience in managing routine and complex foot and ankle trauma and elective work, including bunions, forefoot pain, tendon pain, shin splints, exercise induced compartment syndrome, fractures, Lis Franc injuries and distal tibial fractures.

Due to trauma interests, he also completed a BOFAS fellowship in Malawi operating on general trauma patients and on foot and ankle elective patients. Additionally, Mr Grice travelled to Amsterdam to complete a short fellowship with the world renowned foot and ankle sports injury surgeon, Prof. N Van Dijk.

Sports medicine has continued to be a passion and Mr Grice is currently the pitch side doctor for Swindon Town Football club in addition to covering games and tournaments for Great Britain Women and Men’s senior Hockey team.

He also regularly provides ringside trauma cover as the medical officer for the English Amateur Boxing Association.

He takes an active role in training the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been invited to lecture on a number of local and national instructional courses. Mr Grice also leads audits and research in foot and ankle treatments and sport medicine:


Calder J, Mitchell A. Lomax A, Ballal MS, Grice J, Van Dijk N, Lee J. The broken “Ring of Fire”: a new radiological sign as predictor of syndesmosis injury? Orthop J Sport Med. 2017. 20;5(3)

Grice J, Marsland D, Smith G, Calder J. Efficacy of foot and Ankle corticosteroid injections. Foot and Ankle International. 2017;38(1):8-13

Grice J, Calder J. Guide wire placement for fifth metatarsal intra medullary screw fixation: A technical tip. The foot. 2016; 28: 12-15

Grice J, Watura C, Elliot RR. Audit of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Management of Acute Peroneal Tendon Tears and Review of Management Protocols. The Foot. (2016), pp. 1-3 .YFOOT-D-15-00029RI.

Grice J, Willmott, H, Taylor H. Cavus foot review. Accepted for publication in Orthopaedics and Trauma

Lord B, Grice J, Cox G, Yasan S, Wilson A. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction evolution and current concepts, Orthopaedics and Trauma(2015),

Eyre-Brook A, Grice J, Brant J, Elliot R. Periosteal Sleeve Avusion as a Tillaux Variant in an Adolescent Male: Case report. Foot. 2015. Jun;25(2):124-5 PMID 25804425

Sellei RM, Hingmann SJ, Kobbe P, Weber C, Grice JE, Zimmerman F, Jeromin S, Gansslen A, Hildebrand F, Pape HC. Measurement of compartment elasticity using pressure related ultrasound: a method to identify patients with potential compartment syndrome. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2015;82(3):198-202. PMID: 26317290

Fletcher J, Grice J, Tilley S. Micro External Fixation: the “do-it-yourself” Method. Tech Orthop. 2014. Tio_d_14_00003

Sellei R, Weber C, Kobbe P, Grice J, Prescher A, Pape H. Is there a compartmental pressure transfer in lower limb fractures? Cent Eur J Med. 9(2) 2014: 240-5

Sellei R, Weber C, Kobbe P, Grice J, Prescher A, Pape H. Does pressure increase translate into an adjacent compartment? A cadaveric study. Cent Eur J Med. 9(2) 2014: 235-9

Grice J, Cannon L. Percutaneous Core Decompression; a successful method of treatment of stage 1 AVN of the talus. European foot and ankle journalFoot and ankle surgery 2011 Dec

Grice J. Surgery and life. Bulletin for Royal College of Surgeons Annals. Jan 2009

S Haleem, L Lutchmann, R Mayahi, J E Grice, M J Parker. Mortality following Hip fracture: Trends and geographical variation over the last 40 years. Injury 2008 Jul

Grice JE, Roushdi I, Ricketts D. The Effect of Posters and Displays on the use of Alcohol Gel. British Journal of Infection Control Sept 2008: 9(5); 24-27

Grice J, Haleem S, McDermott I. Prevention of intra-operative contamination from surgical gown cuffs. Injury 2008.

Hamilton P, Grice J. Injuries in Rugby Union. Letter to JBJS, 2006


Sports in general especially hockey, boxing, football and tennis Enjoys wakeboarding and skiing in addition to musical interests playing in a Samba band.