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Mr Simon David Burtt MB BS, BSc(hons) FRCS(Lon) FRCS(Tr and Orth)
Qualified St Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1994.
BSc in Basic Medical Sciences with Orthopaedic Science from University College London
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999
Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar on South East Thames and Kent, Sussex and Surrey rotations.
Fellowship at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in 2005.
Visitation in forefoot surgical techniques: Dr Pierre Barouk, Clinique du Sport, Bordeaux Merignac, France
Ankle arthroplasty visitation: Dr Pascal Rippstein, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland
I have more than 10 years’ experience at consultant level in a busy acute 560 bed hospital. I work as part of a team of eleven consultants, and I am the senior consultant in the foot and ankle unit serving a direct population of 360 000 and taking referrals from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.
I have developed a comprehensive foot and ankle service, including trauma. My typical case mix of ankle pathology includes sports injuries, degenerative disease, tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction, osteochondral lesions, ankle instability and arthritis. I undertake short-stay inpatient arthroscopic procedures (interventional arthroscopy of ankle and subtalar joints) including arthroscopic synovectomy, treatment of osteochondral lesions, ankle arthrodesis, and subtalar arthroscopic excision of os trigonum for symptomatic posterior impingement.
My elective hindfoot reconstructive practice includes ankle replacement, open ankle, subtalar, tibio-talar-calcaneal and triple arthrodesis, flexor digitorum longus to tibialis posterior tendon transfers with medialising calcaneal osteotomy, and surgical reconstruction of pes caves.
I use open and minimally invasive techniques for chevron and Akin osteotomy (MICA), calcaneal osteotomy, distal metatarsal osteotomy and lesser toe deformity after attending the appropriate cadaveric training course at Sussex University, Brighton and operating with other surgeons specialising in these techniques. I have had no increase in complications after the first fifty cases.
My forefoot reconstructive practice includes modified Lapidius arthrodesis, basal 1st metatarsal, Barouk Rippstein Toullec, scarf, chevron, Akin and Weil’s osteotomies to that bunions, hammer toe and metatarsalgia.
I believe in tailoring non-operative and operative treatment options to the individual.
Areas of interest
Bunion surgery; Minimally invasive foot surgery; Ankle arthroscopy; Subtalar arthroscopy; Ankle instability and ligament reconstruction; Achilles tendon; Ankle arthroscopic osteoarthritis surgery; Hallux valgus surgery; Hallux rigidus surgery; Big toe arthritis surgery; Hammer toe; Claw toe; Mallet toe; Morton's neuroma; Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy; plantar fasciitis; ingrowing toenail surgery, flat foot surgery; triple fusion; talonavicular arthrodesis; hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot arthritis surgery
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Simon Burtt has worked with Dr Premendra Fernando at the following hospitals:
- Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty interest in lower limb surgery and foot and ankle surgery since 2006
Principal investigator UKSTAR: UK Study Tendo Achilles Rehabilitation
Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Michael Frowen National Essay Prize 1994
Medical Defence Union Elective Bursary 1993
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Journal
Courses offered to GPs
Foot and Ankle Surgical Indications
Foot and Ankle Common Conditions
Foot and Ankle Examination
Reference number 4112738
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.