Mr Robert Clayton: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Robert Clayton

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

 

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Specialises in

  • Ankle
  • Foot

About me

Having studied medicine in Edinburgh as an undergraduate, Mr Clayton qualified in 2000 and remained in Edinburgh for his basic and higher specialist surgical training. He undertook a specialist training fellowship in complex surgery of the Foot & Ankle in Glasgow in 2009, followed by a lower limb reconstruction fellowship in Toronto. Mr Clayton has undertaken further specialist training in ankle replacement and forefoot deformity correction surgery with leading European Foot & Ankle specialists in cities including Zurich, Bordeaux, Paris and Padua.

Mr Clayton took up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in February 2010 as the first surgeon in Fife with a major subspecialty interest in Foot & Ankle surgery. He performs the full range of Foot & Ankle surgery including ankle replacements, hindfoot deformity surgery, ligament reconstructions and arthroscopic ankle surgery using modern techniques. He carries out forefoot deformity correction using techniques which including the scarf osteotomy for bunion surgery; this allows rapid post-operative mobilisation without the need for plaster casting. He introduced the Cartiva implant to Scotland for treatment of arthritis of the great toe (hallux rigidus) He also performs trauma surgery.

Mr Clayton has taken a leading role in developing Foot & Ankle surgical services in Scotland and has organised and taught on specialist aspects of Foot and Ankle surgery for trainee surgeons and other health professionals.Mr Clayton's surgical interests include all surgery of the Foot & Ankle.

Specfically in the forefoot surgical interests include bunion surgery, Morton’s neuroma, toe deformity correction. In the hind foot: heel pain including Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and surgery for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon pain. In the ankle and hindfoot: in particular ankle arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, treatment of ankle pain and instability, ankle arthritis and painful flatfoot.

Areas of interest

Foot surgery; Ankle surgery; Bunion surgery; Ankle ligament reconstruction; Morton's neuroma; Scarf osteotomy; foot arthritis; ankle arthritis; Flatfoot; Achilles tendon problems; Foot deformity correction; Minimally invasive foot surgery; Trauma; Arthroscopy; plantar fasciitis; hallux rigid; Cartiva; Ankle arthroscopy; Arthroscopic ankle fusion; ankle instability; ankle pain; foot pain

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Procedures completed

  • T5780

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis - (>50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (5-50)

  • T7250

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for achilles tendonitis - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (5-50)

  • W7430

    Reconstruction of lateral collateral ligament complex - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • W0300

    Multiple procedure on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • W1040

    Osteotomy of short bone of foot (excluding hallux valgus and including internal fixation) - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • W1590

    Correction of retracted/dislocated metatarsophalangeal joint (including tendon transfer, division/realignment of bone and internal fixation) - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5) BMI Kings Park Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)

  • W8640

    Complex therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle, with multiple bony, joint surface and soft tissue procedures - (1-5)

  • W0310

    Multiple procedures on forefoot, distal to and including the tarsometatarsal joints, which involves at least two distinct procedures not intrinsic to each other - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Kings Park Hospital (1-5)

  • T6780

    Primary repair of achilles tendon - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • W3100

    Bone graft (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • T6722

    Tendo achilles lengthening primary open - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • W6019

    Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)

  • A6110

    Excision of lesion of peripheral nerve (e.g. neurilemma) - (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • T5540

    Fasciotomy of limb - (1-5)

  • T6810

    Secondary repair of Achilles tendon - (1-5)

  • S5240

    Two or more injections into subcutaneous tissue / painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

  • W6913

    Total synovectomy of large joint - (1-5)

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