Treatments provided by Callum Clark

Mr Clark provides a range of private treatments for problems affecting the foot and ankle. He is also is highly experienced in the latest arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques and is skilled in the treatment of sporting and traumatic injury.

Conditions treated include:

  • Ankle fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Bunion
  • Cartilage (meniscus) injuries
  • Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis and related disorders

Treatments, operations and tests

The Achilles Tendon is the most commonly injured tendon. Rupture can occur while performing actions requiring explosive acceleration, such as pushing off or jumping. The male to female ratio for Achilles tendon rupture varies between 7:1 and 4:1 across various studies.
Arthrodesis, also known as artificial ankylosis or syndesis, is the artificial induction of joint ossification between two bones via surgery. This is done to relieve intractable pain in a joint which cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other normally-indicated treatments. The typical causes of such pain are fractures which disrupt the joint, and arthritis. It is most commonly performed on joints in the spine, hand, ankle, and foot.
Ankle replacement, or ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged articular surfaces of the human ankle joint with prosthetic components. This procedure is becoming the treatment of choice for patients, replacing the conventional use of arthrodesis, i.e. fusion of the bones. The restoration of range of motion is the key feature in favor of ankle replacement with respect to arthrodesis. However, clinical evidence of the superiority of the former is still to be demonstrated. The outcome of an ankle replacement includes factors like ankle function, pain, revision and implant survival.
The aim of bunion operation is to straighten your big toe and reduce the size of your bunion.Before bunion surgery is considered, non-surgical approaches or conservative care should be tried. You could wear extra-wide special shoes or you can use a splint. Splints hold the big toe straighter but they do not fix the problem and the toe will not remain straight when you are not wearing the splint. Anti-inflammatory medications can be of help to reduce pain and swelling, and simple painkillers can relieve the pain. Physiotherapy will not help.
Arthrodesis, also referred to as artificial ankylosis, is a surgical procedure done to fuse the joint between some bones, which often results in the elimination of movement of the said joint. The procedure is often done on patients with joint pains caused by arthritis and fractures. The most commonly affected joints are those in the spine, feet, and hands. If any joint in the toes is affected, a toe arthrodesis may be performed. Some deformities in the toes can also be corrected using the toe arthrodesis procedure. The most common reason in performing a big toe arthrodesis is due to arthritis.
Usually Plantar Fasciitis will heal in time. Like all fascia or ligament injuries, these can take some month to disappear. Conservative treatments such as rest, special footwear with a cushioned heel, arch supports as well as over the counter pain relief medication are the first line of treatments. Specific exercises with a Physiotherapist are also very useful. In very persistent cases steroid injections or overnight splints may be used. Only in very serious cases is surgery suggested.
The aim is to remove the abnormal nail and usually the nail bed too. If the nail only is removed, an abnormal nail will grow from the nail bed again. The way to do this operation depends on the problem. Wth ingrowing toenails only the narrow strips of the nail bed near the skin folds are to be removed. Severely thickened nails require the nail bed to be surgically removed with the help of chemicals.
A meniscus tear is a common injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The pattern of the tear can determine whether your tear can be repaired. Radial tears sometimes can be repaired, depending on where they are located. Horizontal, flap, long-standing, and degenerative tears-those caused by years of wear and tear-generally cannot be repaired.