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Mr Dishan Singh

Mr Dishan Singh

Mr Dishan Singh
Mr Dishan Singh MBChB FRCS (Orth)
Position:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Clinical Lead and Director, Foot and Ankle Unit
Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCLH, University of London
Private Patient Unit Enquiries:
Email:
ppu@rnohppu.com
NHS Contact Details:
Email:
rnoh.footandankle@nhs.net
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 3947 0050
Specialties:
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Specialist clinical interests:
Neurological foot problems, flat foot, pes cavus (high arched foot) bunions, lesser toe deformities, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendon disorders.
Professional profile:

Mr Singh studied medicine at Manchester Medical School graduating in 1983. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1988 and then proceeded to specialist orthopaedic training at the Royal London Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital during which he spent one year on a research fellowship from the British Orthopaedic Association to study the effects of free radicals on joint inflammation and prosthetic implant loosening.

He was appointed as a clinical senior lecturer in 1995, within the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science with clinical commitments at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Barnet General Hospital. He took leave in 1996 to do a foot and ankle fellowship in Texas, USA and, on his return, set up with John Angel the foot and ankle unit of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he now works full time and is director of the unit. He is also an honorary senior lecturer in orthopaedics at the Royal Free Hospital, London and University College Medical School, University of London. Mr Singh is heavily involved in training and set up the first foot and ankle fellowship in England with over a dozen of past fellows now in post as consultant orthopaedic surgeons with an interest in foot and ankle surgery. The Stanmore Foot and Ankle course continues to educate national and international orthopaedic surgeons in advanced foot and ankle surgery and he lectures nationally and internationally to orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, general practitioners, nurses and professions allied to medicine. More recently, he has become involved in the training and regulation of the profession of physician assistants, a new profession in the United Kingdom.

Mr Singh is a past –president of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and is a referee for many international orthopaedic journals. He is an advisor to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is a specialist advisor to BMJ Clinical evidence. He has authored several text books and is currently editing the foot and ankle section of the European textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma. He was instrumental in the introduction of modern foot and ankle surgery techniques (such as Scarf osteotomy, Weil osteotomy and pes cavus correction) to the United Kingdom and has also innovated on surgical techniques himself. He has also set up a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care within the foot and ankle unit where patients are seen not only by doctors but also by nurses and therapists during their journey. 

Education and training:

1983 MBChB, Manchester 
1988 FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England
1995 FRCS (Orth)
1996 CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training)

Memberships:
General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Publications:
  1. Singh D, Nazhat NB, Freeman MAR, Blake D. Electron spin resonance spectroscopic demonstration of the generation of reactive oxygen species by diseased human synovial tissue following ex vivo hypoxia-reoxygenation. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1995; 54: 94-99.
  2. Singh D, Bentley G, Trevino SG. Callosities, corns and calluses. BMJ 1996; 312: 1403-1406.
  3. Singh D, Angel JC, Bentley G, Trevino SG. Plantar fasciitis. BMJ 1997; 315: 172-175.
  4. Yeap JS, Singh D, Birch R. A method for evaluating the results of tendon transfers for foot drop. Clin Orthop 2001; 383: 208-213
  5. Yeap JS, Singh D, Birch R. Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction: a primary or secondary problem?  Foot and Ankle Int 2001; 22: 51-55.
  6. Zammit J, Singh D. The peroneus quartus muscle – incidence and clinical significance. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2003; 85-B:1134-7.
  7. Kohls-Gatzoulis JA, Haddad F, Berry G, Livingstone J, Angel JC, Singh D. Tibialis posterior insufficiency . British Medical Journal 2004; 2004;329:1328-1333.
  8. Saifuddin A, Abdus-Samee M, Mann C, Singh D, Angel JC. CT guided diagnostic foot injections. Clinical Radiology 2005; 60:191-195.
  9. Hassouna HZ, Singh D. Morton’s metatarsalgia: pathogenesis, aetiology and current management. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2005; 71:646-655.
  10. Houlden H, Charlton P, Singh D.  Neurology and orthopaedics.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007; 78:224-232.
  11. Hassouna Z, Singh D, Taylor H, Johnson S. Ultrasound guided steroid injection in the treatment of interdigital neuralgia. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2007; 73:224-229.
  12. Patten L, Singh D. Setting up a nurse-led patient forum to inform choice. Nursing Times 2008; 104: 5 34-35.
  13. Tai CC, Ridgeway S, Ramachandran M, Ng VA, Devic N, Singh D. Patient expectations for hallux valgus surgery. J Orthopaedic Surgery 2008; 16: 91-95. 
  14. Madhav RT, Kampa RJ, Singh D, Angel JC. Cobb procedure and Rose calcaneal osteotomy for the treatment of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica; 2009; 75:64-69.
  15. Nguyen C, Singh D, Harrison M, Blunn G, Herman A, Dudkiewicz I. Biomechanical properties of new mini compression screws. Foot and Ankle Int 2009; 30: 545-550 . 
  16. Kohls-Gatzoulis J, Woods B, Angel JC, Singh D. The prevalence of symptomatic posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction in women over the age of 40 in England. Foot Ankle Surg 2009;15: 75-81.
  17. Kazzaz S, Singh D. Postoperative cast necessity after a Lapidus arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Int 2009; 30: 746-751.
  18. Singh D, Dudkiewicz I. Lengthening of the shortened first metatarsal after Wilson’s osteotomy for hallux valgus. JBJS (Br) 2009;91B:1583-1586.
  19. Parker L, Singh D. Principles of foot and ankle fusion. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2009; 23:385-394.
  20. Amin A, Cullen N, Singh D. Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction. Acta Orthop. Belg., 2010; 76: 289-297,
  21. Chimutengwende-Gordon M, O’Donnell P, Singh D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Plantar Heel Pain: night pain and calcaneal oedema. . Foot and Ankle Int 2010; 31: 865-870.
  22. Williams T, Cullen N, Goldberg AJ, Singh D. SPECT-CT imaging of obscure foot and ankle pain. Foot Ankle Surg 2011;17: in press.

Books

  1. Singh D. Biology of cartilage. In: Barrett D, ed.  Essential Basic Sciences for Orthopaedics. London: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994.
  2. Trevino SG, Murphy GA, Singh D. Sports-related disorders of the foot and ankle. In:  Janisse D, ed. Introduction to pedorthics. Pedorthic Footwear Association, 1998.
  3. Singh D, Hashemi-Nejad A (eds). Management of spinal disorders. Netherlands etc: Harwo­od Academic Publishers, 1998.
  4. Singh D, Birch R. Principles of management of fractures, joint injuries and peripheral nerve injuries. In: Henry MM, Thompson JN, eds. Clinical Surgery. WB Saunders, 2001.
  5. Common disorders of the foot and ankle. STEP Course. Royal College of Surgeons of England. London,  2002
  6. Singh D, Lavy C, Bentley G. Orthopaedics. In: Hobsley M, ed. Pathways in surgical management. 3rd edition. London: Edward Arnold, 2002.
  7. CD ROM on Sports Injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Primal pictures. London, 2002.
  8. Logan BM, Singh D, Hutchings RT. McMinn’s Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy. 3rd edition. London: Mosby, 2004.
  9. Singh D, Birch R. Principles of management of fractures, joint injuries and peripheral nerve injuries. In: Henry MM, Thompson JN, eds. Clinical Surgery 2nd edition. WB Saunders, 2004.
  10. Surgery chapter. In: Isitt J. Charcot-Marie-Tooth – a practical guide. London: Resonant Media, 2006.
  11. Madhav R, Eastwood D, Singh D. Biomechanics and joint replacement of the foot and ankle. In: Ramachandran R, ed. Basic Orthopaedic Sciences, the Stanmore Guide. London: Hodder Arnold, 2007. (also associate editor of whole book)
  12. James L, Singh D. Surgery of the ankle. Briggs T, Miles J, Aston W. Operative Orthopaedics, the Stanmore Guide. London: Hodder Arnolt, 2010.
  13. Clint S, Singh D, Birch R. Principles of management of fractures, joint injuries and peripheral nerve injuries. In: Henry MM, Thompson JN, eds. Clinical Surgery 3rd edition. WB Saunders, 2010.

Peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals (FULL)

  1. Singh D, Nazhat NB, Freeman MAR, Blake D. Electron spin resonance spectroscopic demonstration of the generation of reactive oxygen species by diseased human synovial tissue following ex vivo hypoxia-reoxygenation. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1995; 54: 94-99.
  2. Singh D, Bentley G, Trevino SG. Callosities, corns and calluses. BMJ 1996; 312: 1403-1406.
  3. McGarvey WC, Singh D, Trevino SG. Partial Achilles tendon ruptures associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a case report and literature review. Foot and Ankle International 1996; 17: 8-10.
  4. Singh D, Angel JC, Bentley G, Trevino SG. Plantar fasciitis. BMJ 1997; 315: 172-175.
  5. Singh D. When patients present with an “ankle sprain”. Pulse 1997; 57 ( 27): 72.
  6. Patel VR, Singh D, Calvert PT, Bayley JIL. Arthroscopic shoulder decompression: results and factors affecting outcome. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1999; 8: 231-237.
  7. Haddad FS, Bartlett M, Singh D. The sequalae of posterior talar fractures. Injury 2000; 31: 107-111.
  8. Singh D. Stress fractures of the tibia in the middle-aged. Pulse 2000; 60(50): 80.
  9. Yeap JS, Singh D, Birch R. A method for evaluating the results of tendon transfers for foot drop. Clin Orthop 2001; 383: 208-213
  10. Yeap JS, Singh D, Birch R. Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction: a primary or secondary problem?  Foot and Ankle Int 2001; 22: 51-55.
  11. Yeap JS, Singh D, Birch R. Long-term results of tibialis posterior tendon transfer for foot drop.  Intenational Orthopaedics 2001; 25:114-118.
  12. Singh D. Diagnosing common disorders of the feet. The Practitioner 2001;245:452-456.
  13. Kohls-Gatzoulis JA, Singh D, Angel JC. Tibialis posterior insufficiency occurring in a patient without peronei: a mechanical aetiology.  Foot and Ankle Int 2001; 22:950-952.
  14. Clint S, Singh D, Saifuddin A. Posterior impingement of the ankle due to myositis ossificans. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2003; 9:137-140.
  15. Zammit J, Singh D. The peroneus quartus muscle – incidence and clinical significance. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2003; 85-B:1134-7.
  16. Jackson M, Singh D. Total ankle replacement. Current Orthopaedics 2003; 17:292-298. 
  17. Singh D. Ottawa ankle rules: Patients with ligamentous injury need better treatment in Britain. BMJ  2003;326:1147.
  18. Madhav R, Singh D. Re: Scarf osteotomy, the dark side. Foot and Ankle International 2003; 24:572
  19. Singh D, Carrington R. Common soft tissue injuries and disorders. Surgery 2004; 22:37-39.
  20. Ridgeway S, Lee C, Tai C, Singh D. Malignant multifocal haemangio-endothelioma of the lower leg. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2004;10:75-78.
  21. Malik AK, Singh D. Intermittent acute dorsal foot pain secondary to a talonavicular osteophyte. The Foot 2004;14:113-115.
  22. Ridgeway S, Tai C, Singh D. A case report of brachydactyly types D and E: a new variation of brachydactyly.  Foot and Ankle Int 2004; 25:419-422.
  23. Kohls-Gatzoulis JA, Singh D. Tibialis posterior dysfunction as a cause of flatfeet in elderly patients. The Foot 2004;14: 207-9.
  24. Kohls-Gatzoulis JA, Haddad F, Berry G, Livingstone J, Angel JC, Singh D. Tibialis posterior insufficiency . British Medical Journal 2004; 2004;329:1328-1333.
  25. Panchbhavi VK, Singh D, Trevino SG. Clinical Tip: Distraction technique for restoring length of the fibula in ankle fractures.  Foot and Ankle Int 2005; 26:501-502.
  26. Ritchie JFS, Singh D.  Getting around after foot and ankle injury or surgery. European Orthopaedic Product News May/June 2005.
  27. Hassouna HZ, Singh D. Variation in the treatment of Morton’s metatarsalgia. Foot 2005;15: 149-153.
  28. Saifuddin A, Abdus-Samee M, Mann C, Singh D, Angel JC. CT guided diagnostic foot injections. Clinical Radiology 2005; 60:191-195.
  29. Dudkiewicz I, Singh D, Blankstein A. Missed diagnosis fracture of the proximal fifth metatarsus – the role of ultrasound.  Foot and Ankle Surgery 2005;11:161-166.
  30. Cullen NP, Angel J, Singh D, Smith J, Dudkiewicz I. Clinical tip: revision first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis for sagittal plane malunion with an opening wedge osteotomy using a small fragment block plate. Foot and Ankle Int 2005; 26:1001-3.
  31. Cullen NP, Singh D, Clowry O, Dudkiewicz I. Symptomatic nonunion of second metatarsal stress fracture following talo-navicular arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2005;11:203-205.
  32. Hassouna HZ, Singh D. Morton’s metatarsalgia: pathogenesis, aetiology and current management. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2005; 71:646-655.
  33. Cullen NP, Singh D. Plantar fasciitis: a review.  Brit Journal Hospital Medicine 2006; 67:72-76.
  34. Ritchie J, Singh D. Commentary on the clinical diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture.  Foot and Ankle Int 2006; 27:1161-2.
  35. Houlden H, Charlton P, Singh D.  Neurology and orthopaedics. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007; 78:224-232.
  36. Hassouna Z, Singh D, Taylor H, Johnson S. Ultrasound guided steroid injection in the treatment of interdigital neuralgia. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2007; 73:224-229.
  37. Patten L, Singh D. Setting up a nurse-led patient forum to inform choice. Nursing Times 2008; 104: 5 34-35.
  38. Tai CC, Ridgeway S, Ramachandran M, Ng VA, Devic N, Singh D. Patient expectations for hallux valgus surgery. J Orthopaedic Surgery 2008; 16: 91-95. 
  39. Jowett C, Singh D, Mitra P, O’Donnell P. Synovial Lipomatosis of Hindfoot Tendon Sheaths: Case Reports and Literature Review. Foot and Ankle Int 2008; 29: 752-755.
  40. Madhav RT, Kampa RJ, Singh D, Angel JC. Cobb procedure and Rose calcaneal osteotomy for the treatment of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica; 2009; 75:64-69.
  41. Nguyen C, Singh D, Harrison M, Blunn G, Herman A, Dudkiewicz I. Biomechanical properties of new mini compression screws. Foot and Ankle Int 2009; 30: 545-550 . 
  42. Kohls-Gatzoulis J, Woods B, Angel JC, Singh D. The prevalence of symptomatic posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction in women over the age of 40 in England. Foot Ankle Surg 2009;15: 75-81.
  43. Kazzaz S, Singh D. Postoperative cast necessity after a Lapidus arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Int 2009; 30: 746-751.
  44. Parker L, Singh D, Biz C. The "dot-in-circle" sign in Madura Foot. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2009;48:690.
  45. Singh D, Dudkiewicz I. Lengthening of the shortened first metatarsal after Wilson’s osteotomy for hallux valgus. JBJS (Br) 2009;91B:1583-1586.
  46. Parker L, Singh D. Principles of foot and ankle fusion. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2009; 23:385-394.
  47. Singh D, Parker L. Quiz on foot and ankle disorders. Orthopaedics and Trauma  2010: 24: 223-228.
  48. Amin A, Cullen N, Singh D. Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction. Acta Orthop. Belg., 2010, 76, 289-297,
  49. Jowett C, Singh D. Osteoid Osteoma of the Great Toe: A case report. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2010;16: e12-e15.
  50. Singh D, Biz C. Pseudotumour of the foot due to hypermobility of the first ray. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2010:16: e40-e43.
  51. Chimutengwende-Gordon M, O’Donnell P, Singh D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Plantar Heel Pain: night pain and calcaneal oedema. . Foot and Ankle Int 2010; 31: 865-870.
  52. Williams T, Cullen N, Goldberg AJ, Singh, D (2011) SPECT-CT imaging of obscure foot and ankle pain. Foot Ankle Surg (2011), doi:10.1016/j.fas.2011.01.009 (In press)
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