For a number of years I had suffered problems with my left foot in spite of wearing a number of different orthopaedic devices. The discomfort was approaching a level where walking, which I enjoy, was becoming very difficult and painful and I was becoming increasingly concerned about my mobility.
As a consequence my GP referred me to The Foot and Ankle Clinic in May 2008 and following a thorough examination and x-rays an operation involving forefoot reconstruction was carried out successfully in June 2008.
Following a short period of convalescence, including several follow-up appointments to check the healing process, I was able to resume normal walking without any discomfort, and continue to do so much to my relief and well being.
Mrs B Tyler
I just thought that I would update you on progress. It is now almost exactly 2 years since I had my traumatic car accident.
At the time I have serious doubts about whether I would be able to live a normal life again. However the initial decision on the approach to remedial treatment was borne out of expertise and experience and proved to be fully indicated by subsequent events.
The subsequent surgical reconstruction of the foot was awesome and was reflective of you, and the Clinics leading edge capability in such areas of traumatic injury.
I am now running again and doing everything that I did pre the accident. For this I am eternally grateful that I was recommended to yourself and the Clinic immediately post the accident.
Revision LisFranc and Midfoot Fusion
I was referred to the Foot and Ankle Clinic in 2006. An operation on the same foot, by a different surgeon, had been unsuccessful, and so it was with trepidation I decided to try again. After my first consutation I knew that this time it would be very different. The format for my treatment was explained in a clear and precise manner. I met The Clinical Specialist Orthotist, who fitted me with custom foot orthoses. I had a very enlightening appointment with him, where casts of my feet were taken for custom made orthotics, which were amazingly ready for collection within the week. Although the orthotics gave me some relief it was soon clear that I would need to progress to surgery.
The surgeon guided me through what the procedure would entail and a series of x-rays and scans followed. All the staff where polite and professional at all times. I was in hospital for a total of four days where I experienced the care and kindness expected from such a dedicated team of professionals. I had follow-up appointments at the Foot and Ankle Clinic for a further five months during which time I was confident that if I was worried about anything with regards my recovery I needed only to pick up the phone. The Foot and Ankle Clinic restored my faith in the medical profession.
Multiple Forefoot Procedure
Ten years ago I retired from a wonderful career. At first I had plans to travel and visit places I longed to see. My husband and I got off to a good beginning, but soon my left foot became painful and deformed. I could walk for only short distances. I visited a podiatrist and used orthotics. These helped for a time, but my foot got progressively worse. The condition put limits on my active retirement. Sightseeing and even my shopping sprees were threatened!
I visited my GP, who arranged for x-rays at my local hospital. This was quickly followed up by my GP with an appointment at the Foot and Ankle Clinic. At my first appointment the surgeon diagnosed the problems - more than one! This was followed by ultrasound and CTscans, which confirmed the diagnosis. The first operation was on the toes and the forefoot. Several weeks later I had a Lisfranc fusion in the midfoot. Both operations have been successful. My foot is better than it has been for years!
I found everyone at the Clinic to be a pleasant, caring and efficient. My surgeon took time to listen and explain what was happening. His diagnosis, surgery and after care have been excellent. If I could turn the clock back I would have seen him years ago. I am delighted with the outcome. With a few bits of metal in my foot I am me again!