Mr Adam Devany

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(tr&orth)

"I'm proud to offer my services at this excellent hospital. The first time I set foot in the hospital I was immediately at ease with how comfortable and friendly the environment was, and staff alike."


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I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in the foot and ankle at the James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I am experienced and fellowship trained in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, with particular interests in arthroscopic cartilage regenerative procedures for osteochondral defects, sports injuries / instability / achilles treatments, bunion surgery and other foot deformity corrections, including flatfoot and neurogenic foot problems.

I have a clinical interest in flatfoot conditions and treating sports ankle injuries, particularly osteochondral injuries (OCDs) of the talus. 

I take great pride in my patient focused approach and recently scored an average 9.5/10 from a random selection of NHS patient feedback throughout the last year, with patients feeling listened to, comfortable and confident in their care. This rapport is essential to good patient care.

After graduating from Norwich Medical School in 2009, I completed my postgraduate Orthopaedic training on the East of England rotation, during which I was awarded Chief Resident status and 1st prize winner by the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, for my innovative project implementing the first app-based communications system in a UK hospital, featured on the BBC.

Following completion of training I undertook the prestigious Oswestry Foot and Ankle fellowship for 18 months, working with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, learning modern and advanced techniques in the subspecialty of foot and ankle.

I am widely published in peer reviewed journals and have presented at numerous international and national conferences, being shortlisted in 2018 for the ‘Investigator Award’ at the British Orthopaedic Association Conference.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Adam Devany at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

Other treatments

  • Achilles conditions (tendonitis, haglunds, pain, rupture)
  • Arthritis of the foot and / or ankle
  • Ankle impingement
  • Flatfoot and cavus foot reconstruction
  • Foot deformities
  • Hallux valgus 
  • Heel pain
  • Osteochondral defects and cartilage regeneration
  • Sports injuries of the foot or ankle (including instability and sprains
  • Tendon surgery and reconstruction
  • Toe deformities

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Ankle surgery
Arthroscopy
Foot surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Osteoarthritis

MBBS / Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia / 2009
Medical Degree

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 2012
Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS(tr&orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2018
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

Royal College of Surgeons of England

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

British Medical Association


Professional leadership

Immersive and blended learning steering committee, JPUH
Clinical Director for Connective surgery medical education group
Orthopaedic Lead, Foot and ankle surgery and diabetic foot MDT, JPUH
Tutor, Advanced Trauma Life Support, RCS

  1. Reducing the Hypertensive Effects of the Prolonged Surgical Tourniquet Using a Dual-Cuff Strategy: A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 58(2019)1177-1186.
  2. The Modified Anterior Drawer Test (MADT): A New Clinical Test for Assessing Subtalar Instability. A Cadaveric and Clinical Assessment. Clinical Research on Foot and Ankle. 2018;6:2.
  3. Long-term Follow-up of Patients Undergoing Tibialis Posterior Transfer: Is Acquired Pes Planus a Complication? The Foot, March 2018;34:83-89.
  4. The resistance to failure of spring ligament reconstruction. The Foot. June 2017;33:29-34.
  5. Arthroplasty in the Valgus Knee: Comparison and Discussion of Lateral vs Medial Parapatellar Approaches and Implant Selection. The Open Orthopaedics Journal. May 2015;9:94-97.
  6. Neutral heel lateral push test: The first clinical examination of springligament integrity. The Foot. June 2015;25:69–74.
  7. Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic intracorporeal inguinal hernia ligation in infants under 1 year of age. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2013 Apr;23(4):387-91

Media Coverage

New communication system project, Chief Resident 1st Prize Judge Business School, Cambridge University

James Paget University Hospital

I am married to Eloise and have two boys who keep me on my toes. I am a keen pianist, saxophonist and enjoy football and cricket.

Telephone 01603 255 614
Website http://www.devanyortho.com
Private secretary Teresa Evans-Brown
Private secretary telephone 01493 452 066
Private secretary email enquiries@devanyortho.com