Miss Claire O'Kane

Podiatric surgery


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

About me

Claire qualified as a podiatrist from the Northern Ireland School of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. From 1993 to 1999 she worked as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at the school of podiatric medicine in Queen’s University Belfast.
Claire passed her primary theory exams in podiatric surgery in December 1997 in which she was awarded the Alan Proctor award for the highest pass and began her
surgical training in April 1998 spending the first year of her training at Lewisham General Hospital London, and the second year at Ilkeston Hospital near Nottingham.
During this time Claire was awarded the Ian Turnbull award for highest pass in her fellowship theory exams in podiatric surgery, and qualified as a podiatric surgeon in April 2000. She took up a position at Ilkeston Hospital as a Specialist Registrar and was awarded her certificate of completion of surgical training in April 2003, becoming a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon in October 2003 at Ilkeston Hospital.
Claire now works mainly in private practice in Hillsborough near Belfast and in Derry. She is also a tutor for the faculty of Podiatric Surgery.
To date she has published a number of studies on the success of podiatric surgery for various foot problems including the correction of hammer toes, bunions and pain in the ball of the foot. Please click publications for further information.
Claire has performed over 4,000 foot operations, more than 1200 of which have been bunion corrections.

Areas of interest

Foot surgery; Bunion correction; Hammer toe and claw toe surgery; Neuroma removal; Foot arthritis; Ingrowing toenail surgery; Shortening long toes; Cosmetic foot problems; Cortisone injections; Foot pain

Medical secretaries

  • Olive
  • Health & Foot Clinic 65 Carlisle Road LONDONDERRY BT48 6JP
  • 028 7137 4097

Anaesthetists worked with

  • Miss Claire O'Kane has worked with Dr Gary Thompson at the following hospitals:

    • Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • T6462

    Excision or partial excision of IP joint of lesser toe with tendon transfer - (1-5)

    Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)

  • AA629

    Excision of nail and nail bed (Zadek's) package (includes 3 follow up visits and includes local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)

  • W7910

    Metatarsal osteotomy (eg Scarf) for Hallux valgus, +/- internal fixation and soft tissue correction - (1-5)

    Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)

  • W1040

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

    Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)

  • W0321

    Osteotomy/ies (eg Scarf and Akin) for Hallux Valgus correction with or without internal fixation and soft tissue correction - (1-5)

    Hillsborough Private Clinic (1-5)

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