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Mr Nick Cullen

Mr Nick Cullen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nick Cullen at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Ankle surgery, ankle replacement, ligament repair, ankle fusion, toe deformity correction, tendon transfers, flat foot correction, Achilles tendon problems, Ankle fracture, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, ankle arthroscopy.

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Professional profile

For the last 10 years, Mr Nick Cullen has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). He specialises 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.

Mr Nick Cullen 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 his orthopaedic training on the Middlesex hospital rotation. He has undertaken post graduate fellowships at the RNOH Stanmore and Addenbrookes hospital Cambridge. He is actively involved in research and in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. He works closely with physiotherapists, orthotists, podiatrists and osteopaths tailoring care to each patient’s needs.

Mr Cullen deals solely with problems of the foot and ankle his interests include sports injuries, toe deformity, bunions, arthroscopy, arthritis, and tendon disorders. He deals with many revision and complex cases. Mr Cullen sees over 800 new patients and performs over 500 foot and ankle operations per year.

Mr Cullen is actively involved in teaching, he is the co-convenor of the internationally renowned Stanmore foot and ankle course. He lectures on the regional orthopaedic training programmes, and nationally on various courses including the British foot and ankle society. He is involved in the training of nurses, physiotherapists and other health care professionals.

Mr. Cullen publishes regularly in the peer reviewed foot and ankle literature, he has presented at national and international scientific meetings. Mr. Cullen is the Audit lead in the foot and ankle unit at the RNOH.


Clinical Interests

Ankle surgery
Arthroscopy
Foot surgery
Sports injury
Osteoarthritis


Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Website http://www.stanmorefoot.com
Private secretary Jade Dempsey
Private secretary telephone 020 8901 0339
Private secretary fax 0208 9015552
Private secretary email Jade.dempsey@spirehealthcare.com

Journals

Media Coverage

Modern Toe Surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)

Professional leadership

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Foot and Ankle unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Departmental Audit Lead Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore.

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Research and Publication


Articles

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.

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

Open ankle arthrodeses via an anterior approach. Gordon D, Zicker R, Cullen N, Singh D. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):386-91.

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.

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.

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.

Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction. Amin A, Cullen N, Singh D. Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Jun;76(3):289-97.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plantar fasciitis: a review. Cullen NP, Singh D. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Feb;67(2):72-6.

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Personal Profile

Nick Lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two Children. He is a keen sportsman, having captained his university 1st XV at Rugby, he went on to be part of the medical team at Saracens, and now coaches, and is a keen rugby fan! He tries to keep fit, and has managed to struggle around a few sprint triathlon events in recent years. Otherwise he likes to travel, and wine taste!

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