Foot and ankle surgery, ankle replacement, hip and knee replacement, knee arthroscopy
Ankle fusion, ankle replacement
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital
British Orthopaedic Association (Fellow)Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.
Mr Smiths surgical practice specialises in lower limb surgery. He principally treats foot and ankle conditions with a particular interest in ankle arthritis and ankle replacement surgery. He also treats knee and hip arthritis and performs arthroscopic knee and ankle surgery. His NHS practice is at Wrightington Hospital, a centre for bone and joint surgery.Mr Smith qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1994 and undertook junior doctor posts in the Greater Manchester area. He subsequently acquired a training post in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the North West where he completed his general orthopaedic training taking a particular interest in surgery to the lower limb.In the latter part of his training time he worked in various fellowship posts focusing on lower limb joint replacement, and foot and ankle surgery. Through one of these fellowships, which involved working with Mr Wood at Wrightington Hospital, Mr Smith developed a particular interest in ankle replacement and ankle and hindfoot arthritis. In July 2006 Mr Smith was appointed as a locum consultant lower limb surgeon at Wrightington Hospital and subsequently a substantive consultant in trauma and orthopaedics at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.Clinical interestsMr Smith has an interest in hindfoot and ankle surgery and treats ankle arthritis with ankle fusion or ankle replacement depending on individual patient circumstances. Mr Smith also treats ankle injuries with arthroscopy when suitable and reconstructs lateral ligament injuries of the ankle. Other common procedures include subtalar fusion and triple fusion (hindfoot fusion) for arthritis around the hindfoot.
Mr Smith is married with four daughters. He enjoys rugby, walking and climbing although most of his spare time is spent keeping fit and enjoying his family.
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PRP is currently being used as an alternative treatment method for orthopaedic conditions which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. Mr Smith is currently performing this procedure for lower limb conditions at Spire Cheshire Hospital.
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