We are delighted to welcome Mr. Robert Clayton to the Footcare Scotland Team. Mr. Clayton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgeon, and will be running monthly orthopaedic clinics from August 2017. He currently operates privately from BMI Kings Park Hospital, Stirling and Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
He performs a full range of Foot & Ankle surgery including ankle replacements, hindfoot deformity surgery, ligament reconstructions and arthroscopic ankle surgery using modern techniques. He carries out forefoot deformity correction using techniques which include the scarf osteotomy and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for bunion correction; these procedures allow rapid post-operative mobilisation without the need for plaster casting. He also performs general and specialist foot and ankle trauma surgery. He introduced the Cartiva implant to Scotland for treatment of osteoarthritis of the great toe (hallux rigidus).
He has taken a leading role in developing Foot & Ankle surgical services in Scotland and across the United Kingdom. I organised and taught on specialist aspects of Foot and Ankle surgery for trainee surgeons and other health professionals.
He is a prominent member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and was elected to its Scientific Committee in 2014.
He lives in Edinburgh and has a range of outside interests which include walking, photography, travel, wine and malt whisky. These have increasingly taken a back seat recently as they have been superseded by the demands of his three small children.
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
European Foot and Ankle Society
British Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Foot & Ankle Scotland