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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Foot & Ankle
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
Ankle instability and ligament reconstruction; Ankle arthroscopy; Bunion surgery; Minimally invasive foot surgery; Subtalar arthroscopy; 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
- Anne Gregory
- Cobham Clinic Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Lewsey Road Luton LU4 0DZ
- 07719 886496
- Sophie Rakison
- Spire Harpenden Hospital Ambrose Lane Harpenden AL5 4BP
- 01582 714360
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Premendra Fernando Fee Assured
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
ASSERT 1 and 2: Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
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
- MB BS (Medical degree) St Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London 1994
- Intercalated BSc(Hons) in Basic Medical Sciences with Orthopaedic Science University College London 1993
- FRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre 2006
- Visitation Schulthess Klinik, Zurich Switzerland 2011
- Visitation Clinique du Sport, Bordeaux Merignac, France 2014
Reference number 4112738
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Foot and Ankle Faculty East of England Deanery 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), 2007
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
European Foot and Ankle Society
British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
- Spire Harpenden Hospital, Ambrose Lane,...
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 01582 714360
Post treatment communication
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