Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Unit

The Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Unit at the RNOH is led by recognised consultants with international reputation, each with specialised expertise in the management of a wide range of foot and ankle problems including sports injuries, arthritis and deformity.

Patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach with rheumatologists, sports doctors, on-site orthotists, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and physicians assistants.

Our surgeons are invited to lecture internationally and have produced many articles and textbooks about foot and ankle surgery.


Range of services

All our 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 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) receives clinical referrals to our specialist, tertiary neuro-musculoskeletal services from primary, secondary, and tertiary care institutions regarding both NHS and private patients.

From Monday 13th December, the RNOH Foot and Ankle service has committed to using ‘PATHPOINT’, an electronic referral and pathway management system, for all Consultant-led referrals from secondary and tertiary care organisations.

General Practitioners should continue to refer to RNOH using the UK Electronic Referral System (ERS)- please see below.

PATHPOINT offers significant benefits to referrers:

  • Secure, streamlined, electronic referral forms
  • Receive updates and notifications in real time
  • Increased visibility of all referrals and triage outcomes

For further information on the PATHPOINT system, please click here

Referrals are accepted from GPs and consultants. If you are a GP referring to the RNOH please use the NHS e-Referral Service system, e-RS. 

The Foot & Ankle Reconstruction 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 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.

Administration team, 0203 947 0050
Email: rnoh.footandankle@nhs.net

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