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.
Definitive diagnosis of trauma injuries. Access to urgent MRI scans, surgery and non-invasive treatments within a private hospital setting. We aim to minimise the time before you are back to fitness.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]