Mr Nick Cullen
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
For the last 10 years, I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). I specialise purely in disorders of the foot and ankle. The RNOH is a national centre of excellence, and the foot and ankle unit is a tertiary referral unit dealing with complex cases that have been referred from centres all over the United Kingdom.
I deal solely with problems of the foot and ankle. My interests include sports injuries, toe deformity, bunions, arthroscopy, arthritis, and tendon disorders. I deal with many revision and complex cases. I see over 800 new patients and perform over 500 foot and ankle operations per year. I work closely with physiotherapists, orthotists, podiatrists and osteopaths tailoring care to each patient’s needs.
I qualified from UCH and Middlesex school of medicine in 1993, worked as a junior doctor in London and Cape Town, South Africa before embarking on my orthopaedic training on the Middlesex hospital rotation. I have undertaken postgraduate fellowships at the RNOH Stanmore and Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge.
I am actively involved in teaching, I am the co-convenor of the internationally renowned Stanmore foot and ankle course. I lecture on the regional orthopaedic training programmes and nationally on various courses including the British foot and ankle society. I am actively involved in research and in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals.
I publish regularly in the peer reviewed foot and ankle literature, I have presented at national and international scientific meetings. I am the Audit lead in the foot and ankle unit at the RNOH.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nick Cullen at Spire include:
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Foot and Ankle unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Departmental Audit Lead Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Acute compartment syndrome--a life and limb threatening surgical emergency. Malik AA, Khan WS, Chaudhry A, Ihsan M, Cullen NP. J Perioper Pract. 2009 May;19(5):137-42.
Ankle Arthroscopy: A Study of Tourniquet Versus No Tourniquet. Zaidi R, Hasan K, Sharma A, Cullen N, Singh D, Goldberg A. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Dec 27
Clinical tip: revision first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis for sagittal plane malunion with an opening wedge osteotomy using a small fragment block plate. Cullen NP, Angel J, Singh D, Smith J, Dudkiewicz I. Foot Ankle Int. 2005 Nov;26(11):1001-3.
Comparison of three different fixation methods of calcaneal osteotomies. Abbasian A, Zaidi R, Guha A, Goldberg A, Cullen N, Singh D. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):420-5.
Fixation of an Akin osteotomy with a tension suture: our results. Cullen NP, Angel J, Singh D, Burg A, Dudkiewicz I. Foot (Edinb). 2009 Jun;19(2):107-9. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2009.01.009. Epub 2009 Mar 18.
Foot and Ankle International 20013; 24 Comparison of three different fixation methods of calcaneal osteotomy
Foot and Ankle International: 2006 Dec 27, Variation of the distal metatarsal articular angle with axial rotation and inclination of the first metatarsal.
Is peroneum friction syndrome complicated by sesamoid fatigue fracture: a new radiological diagnosis? Case report and literature review. Bashir WA, Lewis S, Cullen N, Connell DA. Skeletal Radiol. 2009 Feb;38(2):181-6. doi: 10.1007/s00256-008-0588-3.
Levels of evidence in foot and ankle surgery literature: progress from 2000 to 2010 Zaidi R, Abbassian A, Cro S, Guha A, Cullen N, Singh D, Goldberg A. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 1;94(15):e1121-10.
Oedema of the abductor digiti quinti muscle due to subacute denervation: report of two cases. Chimutengwende-Gordon M, O'Donnell P, Cullen N, Singh D. Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Mar;20(1):e3-6.
Open ankle arthrodesis via an anterior approach. Gordon D, Zicker R, Cullen N, Singh D. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):386-91.
Plantar fasciitis: a review. Cullen NP, Singh D. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Feb;67(2):72-6.
Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction. Amin A, Cullen N, Singh D. Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Jun;76(3):289-97.
SPECT-CT imaging of obscure foot and ankle pain. Williams T, Cullen N, Goldberg A, Singh D. Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Mar;18(1):30-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2011.01.009. Epub 2011 Feb 12.
The demand incidence of symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis presenting to foot & ankle surgeons in the United Kingdom. Goldberg AJ, MacGregor A, Dawson J, Singh D, Cullen N, Sharp RJ, Cooke PH. Foot (Edinb). 2012 Sep;22(3):163-6. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Mar 20.
Me and my operation: New metal joint to relieve the pain of an arthritic big toe, Daily Mail
Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore
I live in Hertfordshire with my wife and two children. I am a keen sportsman, having captained my university 1st XV at Rugby, I went on to be part of the medical team at Saracens and now coach, and am a keen rugby fan! I try to keep fit, and have managed to struggle around a few sprint triathlon events in recent years. Otherwise I like to travel, and wine taste!
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