Mr Patrick Foster
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (adult and paediatric limb reconstruction)
BM BCh, MA, FRCS
I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and was appointed to the Major Trauma Centre and Leeds Children’s Hospital at the General Infirmary at Leeds in February 2013. This is the regional centre for major trauma, limb reconstruction, paediatric orthopaedics and bone infection. It is consistently in the top two for volume of major trauma cases every year. I am the current Lead Clinician for Paediatric Orthopaedics treating children with limb problems of all ages.
Full range of limb reconstruction conditions treated including congenital deformity (fibular hemimelia, congenital short femur, radial club hand), skeletal dysplasias (achondroplasia, multiple hereditary exostoses, SED), post-meningitis, Ollier’s disease, metabolic conditions (hypophosphataemic rickets), acute trauma and post-traumatic deformity, hemihypertrophy, CTEV (club foot), brachymetatarsus, bone infection, non-union, rotational deformity and stump revisions.
Techniques used include osteotomy with internal fixation (intramedullary nail including precise magnetic lengthening, plate) and external fixation “frames” (Ilizarov method, hexapod TSF, rails LRS/MRS) and guided growth. I have performed over 860 frames in my first 9 years as consultant.
I provide Medicolegal reports within my areas of expertise including medical negligence cases. I am recognised by the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and am a clinical adviser to the Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Patrick Foster at Spire include:
BM BCh / University of Oxford / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MA / University of Oxford / 2003
Master of Arts
FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2010
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons