Ankle

Definitive diagnosis of trauma injuries and chronic ankle conditions is often the starting point to a successful recovery. Located within the Spire private hospital setting we are able to offer clients access to urgent MRI scans, surgery and non-invasive treatments to swiftly identify and treat most conditions with a successful outcome. Professor Nick Harris specialises in total ankle replacement and has contributed to the design and development of a recent implant.

Sensational comeback for long distance runner after successful surgery

When Nick Little suffered a serious injury to his shinbone while competing in a race in Leeds he feared his running days might be over. Nick, 27, a keen long-distance runner who clocks up around 75 miles a week, was devastated. He wasn’t able to run for three months and could barely walk. Every step was painful and he had to hobble on crutches just to get around. Today, after having surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital, Nick is back at competition level after making a sensational comeback to running in April this year and achieving his fastest ever running time ...
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Airline pilot Richard Mavor is taking on extreme challenges just months after severing his Achilles tendon

A commercial airline pilot has completed some ambitious outdoor activity challenges following successful surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon at Spire Leeds Hospital. Richard Mavor, 52, who is married with four children, and lives near Skipton, scaled the Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town, South Africa last month before descending by paraglider. During the year since his surgery he has also been skiing, winter mountaineering, climbed a number of the Munros in Scotland and completed two small triathlons. He injured his tendon while running the Windsor half marathon in March last year – part of his training for an ...
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Huddersfield man one of first to benefit from latest procedure in total ankle replacement

When Neil Shuttleworth, a retired printing specialist from Huddersfield, had total ankle replacement surgery he told his surgeon at Spire Leeds Hospital his first ‘mission’ after surgery was to walk comfortably down the famous Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes eating ice cream with his wife Christine. Neil, 81, underwent a Rebalance Total Ankle Replacement (Zimmer-Biomet) which is one of the newest replacements available. It uses a high-density E-Poly bearing (a type of polyethylene with added vitamin E) which bullet proof vests are made from. It is the only ankle replacement at present using E-poly for the bearing which has ...
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Total ankle replacement! Total success!

Before having total ankle replacement surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital, Barbara Davison could only walk a short distance with the help of a walking stick. Today, Barbara, 72, a retired farmer who lives in Barnoldswick in North Yorkshire is pain free and can comfortably walk several miles. The problem first started three years ago. Barbara woke up with a painful left ankle and a limp which never went away. What started as a niggling pain eventually became debilitating. She developed a slight deformity and wasn’t able to walk without a painfully altered gait - her foot was angled out sideways ...
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Common ankle conditions we treat

Osteochondral Lesion of the Ankle

Osteochondral lesions are areas of damage to cartilage and underlying bone in joints. They are commonly found in the ankle ...
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Fractured or Broken Ankle

Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures accounting for approximately 9% of all fractures. They range from relatively ...
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Ankle Anthroscopy

Many ankle problems can now be managed arthroscopically. This means putting a camera and small instruments such as shavers into ...
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Posterior Ankle Impingement

Posterior ankle impingement is a condition which occurs with maximal ankle plantarflexion. It usually presents with posterolateral ankle pain. It ...
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Ankle Sprain and Instability

Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries especially with sports such as basketball. They can result ...
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Osteolysis – a complication of Total Ankle Replacement

Osteolysis is a recognised complication of Total Ankle Replacement . Cysts develop in the bone adjacent to the replacement. If ...
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Ankle Arthritis

The pain and reduced mobility caused by ankle arthritis can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Primary ankle ...
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Peroneal Tendons – Tenosynovitis and subluxation

The peroneal tendons are positioned on the lateral (outer) side of the ankle. There are usually three tendons the longus, ...
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Total ankle replacement

When conservative treatments fail Total Ankle Replacement surgery can reduce pain significantly and help you return to an active life ...
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