Mr Robert Clayton: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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 - (5-50)


  • T7250

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


  • W7430

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


  • 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)


  • W0460

    Complex procedure to mid foot or hindfoot without autogenous bone graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • T6780

    Primary repair of achilles tendon - (1-5)


  • W2830

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

  • W1040

    Osteotomy of short bone of foot (excluding hallux valgus and including internal fixation) - (1-5)


  • W8640

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

  • A6110

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

  • W3530

    Removal of percutaneous wire - (1-5)


  • W0462

    Complex procedure to mid foot or hindfoot with autogenous bone graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers/fixation) - (1-5)

  • W6019

    Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)


  • T5540

    Fasciotomy of limb - (1-5)

  • W9040

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


  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

  • T6810

    Secondary repair of Achilles tendon - (1-5)

  • W3100

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

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