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Mr Shelain Patel Mr Shelain Patel

Patel, Shelain

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
  • Qualifications: BSc., DipSEM, FRCS (Orth)
  • Specialty: I undertake all aspect of surgery relating to the foot and ankle


I am a consultant orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. I graduated from University College London Medical School and completed basic surgical training in London. I joined the UCLH & Middlesex Hospital orthopaedic training programme. I subsequently completed recognised foot & ankle fellowships in Windsor and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, was awarded the BOSTAA fellowship to visit centres of excellence in USA and Holland, and was awarded sponsorship by BOFAS to undertake the BOA Clinical Leaders Programme.

Throughout my career, I have been actively involved with research. I am widely published with numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters and consensus publications. I am actively involved in research at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science based at RNOH.

I was elected to sit on a national committee with the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS), and am a reviewer for numerous orthopaedic peer-reviewed journals.

I am a keen educator and trainer, and have won a Top Teacher award by UCL Medical School. I run departmental teaching for registrars and am regularly invited as faculty for orthopaedic courses and registrar training programmes.

Education and Training:

University College London Medical School: MBBS
Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine: Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons of England: FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Specialist interests:

I manage only orthopaedic conditions relating to the foot and ankle surgery which include:

  • Ankle arthritis and deformity
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle replacements
  • Flat feet deformity and tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
  • Forefoot deformity (including bunions, arthritis and lesser toes)
  • Hindfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Midfoot arthritis and deformity
  • Neuromuscular feet (including Charcot Marie Tooth)
  • Osteochondral/cartilage defects
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports and dance injuries including ligament sprains
  • Tendon disorders

Research Interests:

I am actively involved in research being undertaken with the Foot & Ankle Unit at the RNOH which has a strong pedigree. The areas of research which we are currently looking at include novel methods of treating cartilage injuries, deformity correction, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and into methods for assessing foot and ankle conditions. The Foot & Ankle unit collaborates with other renowned centres both nationally and internationally to ensure that the RNOH can continue to provide the best standard of care to its patients. The unit may discuss recruitment to a clinical trial with patients if it is felt to be appropriate. 


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