Foot and Ankle

This is a specialist service for patients with Foot and Ankle disorders. We provide treatment for all foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Rheumatoid foot
  • Diabetic foot
  • Post trauma reconstruction including Ilizarov frame techniques
  • Ankle fusion and replacement
  • Arthroscopy of ankle and foot
  • Tendon transfers
  • Tendinopathy and Plantar Fascitis -  both surgical and non-surgical management including Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Hallux vagus and rigidus
  • Forefoot deformity
  • Toe deformities


The Oswestry foot and ankle service is composed of five fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons whose code of practice is purely foot and ankle. This makes the unit one of the largest foot and ankle services within the country.

The team is active in the development of foot and ankle sub-speciality with Mr. Makwana and Mr Hill members of the BOFAS Education Committee.

As one of the leading Foot and Ankle units in the UK we provide a referral centre for the treatment of complex foot and ankle disorders and trauma. The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust has always had a commitment to education and the Foot and Ankle Unit is proud to run one of the leading educational surgical courses.
 

Consultants in the Foot and Ankle unit are:-

For Foot and Ankle Surgery:

  • Patients can be reassured by our specialist expertise and our consistently low infection rates.
  • This Department works closely with ORLAU for gait analysis, dynamic EMG and Pedobarography (measurement of dynamic foot pressures)
  • We work closely with both orthotics and physiotherapy, offering specialist teams with combined  clinical care in outpatients
  • We also offer specialist services to treat soft tissue, cartilage and ligament problems of the foot  and ankle – including problems associated with sporting injuries in athletes. All aspects of  arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery are offered and cartilage implantation (MACI) for early arthritic  problems is performed. The majority of this is carried out as day case surgery and followed by  intensive physiotherapy under the care of our specialist physiotherapy team.