Frequently asked questions

We always strive to present the most up to date information. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact us with your question and we will be happy to point you in the right direction. If your question is considered to be new and useful information then we will place the question and answer on our website for others to read.

How do I know the content on this site is reliable?
All content is written by experts in orthopaedic surgery registered by the General Medical Council and members of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Our contributors also co-author the National Joint Registry’s Public and Patients Guide
How do I find a specialist? is currently creating a list of a number of centres throughout the UK that offer expertise in specialist foot and ankle problems. Until this is launched (expected soon), please contact us through the website should you wish to locate a relevant specialist. 
How do I find out more about the Clinical Trial of Ankle Replacements versus Fusion?
This is a national clinical trial comparing ankle replacement against ankle arthrodesis (ankle fusion). More than 40 surgeons are participating in the TARVA trial. The website to find out more is or contact Claire Thomson
What other content will you be writing about?
We intend to write about all common problems relating to the ankle, including, Achilles tendinopathy (tendinitis), instability, and impingement, plantar fasciitis and flat foot. If you have ideas for content that you would like to propose, please contact us and tell us about them.
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