Osteochondral lesions are areas of damage to cartilage and underlying bone in joints. They are commonly found in the ankle on the talus following trauma. Small unstable flaps of cartilage can often be managed arthroscopically with a debridement of the loose cartilage flap and bone […]
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As both a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon & Professor of Sports Medicine I understand the special demands of performance fitness. I have a large sports injuries practice and there is no greater challenge to your surgery than getting a professional athlete back playing. I don’t just look after professional athletes - I find it just as rewarding getting amateur sports people back to their weekend sports.
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Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures accounting for approximately 9% of all fractures. They range from relatively minor simple avulsion fractures to more complex fractures involving both the tibia and fibula. Not all fractures require surgical treatment but in most cases patients […]
Posterior ankle impingement is a condition which occurs with maximal ankle plantarflexion. It usually presents with posterolateral ankle pain. It is seen in dancers in the demi-pointe and full pointe positions, and footballers when leaving the ground in a jump and striking the ball in […]
Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries especially with sports such as basketball. They can result in injuries to the lateral ligaments, damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint itself (osteochondral injuries), and sometimes damage to the surrounding tendons such […]
Navicular stress fractures are most common in middle distance runners(see press). They usually present with vague midfoot pain during or after exercise. Early diagnosis with MRI and CT allows early treatment and immobilisation. Patients often however present late with well established fractures. These usually require […]