Mr Patrick Foster

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (adult and paediatric limb reconstruction)


Specialises in

  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Surgery for adolescents
  • Sports injuries ilizarov frames
  • Osteotomy

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


General Medical Council Number: C6030149

Treatment information

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


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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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Paediatric orthopaedics

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

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Private secretary Ruth Turner
Private secretary telephone 07719 002356
Private secretary email