Mr Christopher Walker
Consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon
MCh(Orth), FRCS(Orth), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FFSEM
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a particular interest in conditions of the foot and ankle. I have extensive experience, spanning more than 20 years, which includes arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery, together with external fixation techniques for complex deformity correction.
I treat a range of conditions from sports related injuries in professional footballers and rugby players to removing bunions and re-aligning toes. I am frequently called on to provide second opinions and surgery for complex problems.
I studied at the University of Liverpool, qualifying in 1981. I undertook seven years of my surgical training in London and completed this in Liverpool.
Prior to taking up my Consultant post I visited foot and ankle centres in the USA at Oakland, Seattle and Baltimore. I was appointed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 1994. I have built a dynamic team and we have been designated a Centre of Excellence for foot and ankle surgery by Stryker, a world leading medical technology company.
Surgeons from around the world come to observe and this stimulates discussion and learning. The ethos of team working has been extended across to Spire Liverpool Hospital and I am one of the founding partners of the Bone and Joint Centre, a “one stop shop” for all types of orthopaedic conditions. Our main focus is to provide patients with the highest standards of treatment. We have learnt a great deal about what we believe are the best ways to look after patients and we make sure each person gets the care they need.
I have achieved wide recognition in the world of foot and ankle surgery and run a BOFAS registered Fellowship for surgeons and regularly lecture at national and international meetings. I am Co-Director of the Liverpool Advanced Foot & Ankle Cadaver Courses.
I was Chair of the Scientific Committee and then became President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in 2007.
I was Director of the Society from 2009 to 2011. I was awarded a Fellowship (Ad Eundem) of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2016 in recognition of my contribution to care of the injured athlete.
I have provided opinion for radio and newspaper articles and provided commentary on the effects of high heels on the foot in Channel Four’s "Embarrassing Bodies".
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Walker at Spire include:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust