Mr Ben Hickey

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

BM, MRCS, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MD

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I am interested in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including management of patients with sports injuries and the use of minimally invasive techniques.After completing the Wales Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar training programme, I spent a year as a foot and ankle fellow to Dr Harvinder Bedi in Melbourne, learning minimally invasive foot surgery. I subsequently completed a fellowship with Professor James Calder at the Fortius Clinic, London and Mr Lloyd Williams' London Orthopaedic Clinic with a specific focus on the management of elite athletes with foot and ankle injuries. I therefore gained further exposure to minimally invasive surgical techniques.I was appointed as a Consultant at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales in 2018. In addition to providing an elective foot and ankle service I also work as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and am involved in the on call service.I completed a higher degree in research (MD) during my Orthopaedic training. I have published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals and have contributed to several foot and ankle surgical textbooks. I regularly review papers for several journals. I have a keen interest in evaluating treatments with a focus on quality improvement and patient reported outcomes. I have also completed an MSc in Medical Education and am an instructor on the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ben Hickey at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

Other treatments

All aspects of foot and ankle surgery including arthroscopy, minimally invasive techniques and treatment of
sports injuries.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ankle surgery
Foot surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

BM / University of Southampton / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association BOA

European Foot and Ankle Society EFAS

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society BOFAS

European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy ESSKA

Ankle and Foot Associates ESSKA-AFAS

Current NHS posts

Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Personal profile

I am married with young twin daughters. Having grown up in both Australia and South Wales I enjoy travelling, being outdoors and spending time at the beach.

Contact information

Private secretary Anna Gizzi
Private secretary telephone 01978 268065
Private secretary fax 01978 291397
Private secretary email