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Cullen, Mr Nicholas

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Qualifications: MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
  • Specialty: Foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction, arthroscopy

For the last 10 years, I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). I specialise purely in disorders of the foot and ankle. The RNOH is a national centre of excellence, and the foot and ankle unit is a tertiary referral unit dealing with complex cases that have been referred from centres all over the United Kingdom.

I qualified from UCH and Middlesex school of medicine in 1993, worked as a junior doctor in London and Cape Town, South Africa before embarking on my orthopaedic training on the Middlesex hospital rotation. I have undertaken postgraduate fellowships at the RNOH Stanmore and Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge. I am actively involved in research and in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. I work closely with physiotherapists, orthotists, podiatrists and osteopaths tailoring care to each patient’s needs.

I deal solely with problems of the foot and ankle. My interests include sports injuries, toe deformity, bunions, arthroscopy, arthritis, and tendon disorders. I deal with many revision and complex cases. I see over 800 new patients and perform over 500 foot and ankle operations per year.

I am actively involved in teaching, I am the co-convenor of the internationally renowned Stanmore foot and ankle course. I lecture on the regional orthopaedic training programmes and nationally on various courses including the British foot and ankle society. I am involved in the training of nurses, physiotherapists and other health care professionals.

I publish regularly in the peer reviewed foot and ankle literature, I have presented at national and international scientific meetings. I am the Audit lead in the foot and ankle unit at the RNOH.

Special interests:

I have widespread experience in treating the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders including complex deformity.

I actively involved in the training of Specialist GP's and higher surgical trainees on the London Orthopaedic rotations, I co-convener the renowned Stanmore Foot course, a program that promotes foot and ankle surgery nationally.

Procedures undertaken:

Foot and Ankle surgery; complex and tertiary referral foot and ankle disorders; Hallux valgus; bunion surgery; sports injuries; dance injuries, ankle sprains; keyhole surgery; ankle arthroscopy, ankle arthritis; osteochondral lesions; cartilage damage; total ankle replacement; achilles tendinosis; achilles tendon rupture; flat foot; tibialis posterior insufficiency; foot and ankle fractures; arthritis; hallux rigidus; peroneal tendon disorders; foot deformity; lesser toe deformity; minimally invasive surgery; mortons neuroma; Rheumatoid foot;

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