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Mr Patrick Foster

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon (adult and paediatric limb reconstruction)
BM BCh, MA, FRCS

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Patrick Foster at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • Limb deformity and limb lengthening, congenital and acquired
  • Post trauma reconstruction and treatment of complications
  • Bone infection
  • Guided growth
  • Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frames, MRS external fixators
  • Tibia and femur osteotomy
  • Feet, hips, knees, toe problems in children

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Professional profile

I 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 three for volume of major trauma cases every year.

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 Precice magnetic lengthening, plate) and external fixation “frames” (Ilizarov method, hexapod TSF, rails LRS/MRS) and guided growth. I have performed over 500 frames in first 5 years as consultant.


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Paediatric orthopaedics


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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

British limb Reconstruction Society
British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
British Trauma Society


Professional leadership

National Committee, British Limb Reconstruction Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

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