Mark Herron has over 12 years of experience at Consultant level in managing all adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders.
Having qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1991 and trained in orthopaedic surgery between Birmingham and Bristol, he was later awarded fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Oxford, Dublin and Bristol. His appointment to a Consultant post was at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2003 where he spent the next five years developing the Foot and Ankle Unit into a nationally recognized tertiary referral service. Following this he setup a Foot and Ankle Clinic in Birmingham where he continues to see patients from around the world.
He has worked widely in elite sport, including dance, and has been the foot and ankle surgeon to the British gymnastics team and Warwickshire County Cricket Club. In this field he has particular expertise in Achilles tendon disorders and all aspects of ankle instability and impingement syndromes.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques around the foot and ankle, especially for the ankle and great toe, are an interest of his. In general these significantly limit post-operative discomfort, allow rapid weight bearing and minimize recovery times and accelerate return to function. They are often of great use in arthritic and post-traumatic problems.
Mark Herron uses a wide variety of techniques for bunion correction, the emphasis being on minimizing pain and allowing early return to work. He also regularly undertakes all other deformity correction (such as flat feet and high–arched feet) as well as all revision cases.
His team includes specialist radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and orthotists ensuring that the most appropriate non-operative treatments are always available.
Returning an individual to their sport or active duties is the main driver for my practice, and the ability to think laterally in complex cases is the motivating factor for delivering excellence in care for my patients.’
Mark qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 1994 and went on to complete his Master’s thesis in ‘The Use of Local Anaesthetic as an Intervention’ in 2000 at NENE University.
Mark has led Podiatry services across two large hospital sites in the West Midlands over a 15 Year period, which focused extensively on musculoskeletal injury and trauma in both the civilian and military population.
Mark feels that the ability to work within a multi disciplinary team is the key to obtaining an optimum outcome for the client. He has been fortunate enough to work alongside expert clinicians throughout his career and his clinical reasoning skills reflect this. The focal point of expertise for Mark’s practice is the mechanical function of the foot and ankle, and its functional link to symptoms within the lower quadrant.