Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon



Telephone: +44 (0)20 3947 0050

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Foot & Ankle Surgery

All our Foot & Ankle consultants provide expert care for the following conditions:

  • Ankle Arthritis and deformity
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacements
  • Flat feet deformity and tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Forefoot deformity (including bunions, arthritis and lesser toes)
  • Hindfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Midfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Neuromuscular feet (including CharcotMarie Tooth)
  • Osteochondral defects of the talus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports and dance injuries
  • Tendon disorders

The Foot & Ankle Unit has a strong pedigree of research. The unit is actively involved with cutting edge research into novel methods of treating arthritis, deformity correction, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and into methods for assessing foot and ankle conditions. The Foot & Ankle unit collaborates with other renowned centres both nationally and internationally to ensure that the RNOH can continue to provide the best standard of care to its patients. The unit may discuss recruitment to a clinical trial with patients if it is felt to be appropriate.

Shelain Patel is a consultant orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He graduated from University College London Medical School and completed basic surgical training in London before becoming a clinical research fellow at University College Hospital. He then joined the UCLH & Middlesex Hospital orthopaedic training programme. He subsequently completed recognised foot & ankle fellowships in Windsor and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, was awarded the BOSTAA fellowship to visit centres of excellence in USA and Holland, and was awarded sponsorship by BOFAS to undertake the BOA Clinical Leaders Programme.


Throughout his career Mr Patel has been actively involved with research. He is widely published with numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters and consensus publications. He is actively involved in research at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science based at RNOH.


Mr Patel was elected to sit on a national committee with the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS), and is a reviewer for numerous orthopaedic peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Patel is a keen educator and trainer, and has won a Top Teacher award by UCL Medical School. He runs departmental teaching for registrars and is regularly invited as faculty for orthopaedic courses and registrar training programmes.

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