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Last updated: 19 Jun 2020
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
- Claire Jardine
- Hillsborough Private Clinic 2 Main Street HILLSBOROUGH BT26 6AE
- 028 9268 8899
- Health & Foot Clinic 65 Carlisle Road LONDONDERRY BT48 6JP
- 028 7137 4097
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Gary Thompson Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon Ilkeston Hospital Derbyshire NHS Trust 2000-08
Now private practice only
Bunion surgery, hammer toes surgery, midfoot arthritis
Cosmetic foot problems
Alan Proctor Award for highest pass in Primary Fellowship examinations
Kilmartin TE, O’Kane C Correction of valgus second toe by closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx.
Foot & Ankle Int. 2007 28 (12) 1260-1264.
O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE. Orthopaedic surgery and podiatric surgery: Will you get the same operation?
Podiatry Now 2007 10 (8) 24-26
Hewitt S, Kilmartin TE, O’Kane C A retrospective audit on the role of sonographical interpretation and locatisation of intermetatarsal neuroma in the surgical management of Morton’s neuroma.
Br. J. Podiatry 2007. 10: 99-104
O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE Review of Amputation of the second toe in the presence of asymptomatic Hallux Valgus for the treatment of hammer or cross over second toes
Br. J. Podiatry 2006; 9: 120-123
O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE A review of 100 2nd toe Proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasties.
Foot Ankle Int.2005. 26 (4):320-325
O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE The surgical management of central metatarsalgia.
Foot Ankle Int. 2002. 23:415-419
O’Kane C, Kilmartin T The rotation scarf and Akin osteotomy for the correction of severe hallux valgus.
The Foot. 2002. 12:203-212
O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE. The use of antimicrobials in podiatric practice
Br. J. Podiatry 2001; 4:8-14
Courses offered to GPs
Diagnosing foot pain in general practice.
Day case podiatric surgery
Foot problems in general practice
See publications for audit of my surgical outcomes
- Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists (Surgery) College of Podiatrists London 1998
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Faculty of Podiatric Surgery College of Podiatrists 1998
- Health & Foot Clinic, 65 Carlisle Road,...
- 11:00 - 16:30
- 028 7137 4097
- Hillsborough Private Clinic, BT26 6AE
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 028 9268 8899
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07970 448 101