At The London Foot and Ankle Clinic, Mr Malik strives to be the best Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and deliver world-class healthcare for every single patient. As we continue to better ourselves we welcome your feedback (positive and negative) and any recommendations you may have on how we can improve our service.
Below you will see a list of existing submissions. Underneath this you will see our online feedback form where we would ask you to submit your thoughts.
03 December, 2016
What we did well
Left Big Toe Cheilectomy and Right Hallux Valgus Correction
What we could have done differently
Absolutely Nothing, Amazing Consultant!
Mr Malik and his team did an amazing job. I would recommend Mr Malik to everyone as he is a very caring and kind consultant. I was terrified to go through with this surgery as it was my first operation, but Mr Malik and his team talked everything through with me and reassured me and the end result was worth it.
Answer from us
29 November, 2016
Everything very well explained - 1st MTP joint fusion for big toe arthritis
It was the phrase "but Mum, it's not going to get any better is it?" that spurred me on to seek medical advice about an increasingly painful big toe joint. I visited Mr Malik on recommendation and, after X-Rays and an MRI scan, he diagnosed severe arthritis in the 1st MTP joint which needed fusing. He explained in layman's terms what the operation and recuperation would entail, emphasising the need to follow his instructions to ensure a successful outcome.
The day surgery took place on 8th October 2016 and, as advised, I began pain relief immediately and experienced no pain at all (honestly!). By the following Thursday I was off all medication. Two weeks followed with my foot elevated above my heart at all times, barring bathroom breaks etc. It was really hard to be so inactive as you're not actually ill but stay focused to ensure a successful recovery. After removal of bandages, I was allowed out into the big wide world in a wheelchair which made a lot of difference. After another four weeks non weight bearing on crutches and X-Rays showed a successful joint fusion and I walked unaided from hospital.
So, what advice can I give? Firstly follow Mr Malik's instructions to the letter as he really does know better than you (and he'll know if you're cheating!). Secondly, find ways to make time pass; sort out your photographs, find a new hobby etc. Don't under-estimate your recovery period as it will take time to build up muscle strength and regain fitness after such prolong inactivity.
Finally a huge thank you to a very likeable Mr Malik, a talented surgeon who gave me the confidence to proceed with surgery.
18 November, 2016
Talovanicular Fusion with bone graft
I only wish I had been referred to Mr Malik earlier. I have suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2012, and have suffered pain and swelling in the mid foot region of my left foot on and off since diagnosis. In May this year the pain became constant, and despite 2 courses of steroids ,there was no improvement. It was then I was referred to Mr Malik, who following MRI scan and X-Rays diagnosed talonavicular arthritis with severe bone marrow oedema. He suggested 6 weeks of touch weight bearing to reduce the swelling, but there was no improvement, so surgery was the only option to relieve pain, and make me mobile again. In October Mr Malik performed a talonavicular fusion with bone graft. Mr Malik is a fantastic surgeon, extremely informative, skilled and reassuring. 2 weeks post op when the backslab was removed the wound had healed beautifully with no bruising what so ever. The anaesthetist Dr Size was amazing too. He performed the surgery under a General anaesthetic, with a popliteal nerve block. I can honestly say I had no ill effects from the GA, and I experienced no pain post operatively at all. The nerve block lasted 36 hours. My recovery is going very well. Thank you very much Mr Malik and Dr Size.
08 October, 2016
Revised a failed job of fusing my big toe
Nothing, you were wonderful!
Mr Ahmad Malik undertook to revise a really bad previous operation on my big toe, done at another hospital. He said it would be a challenge, but we agreed it couldn't be left as it was. All the way through he was frank about success, but also very supportive and caring, including through follow up. I'd thoroughly recommend him to anyone worried about who operates on their feet.
Right 2nd and 3rd TMT joint fusion with autogenous bone graft
Nothing at all
After about 15 years of pain and mis diagnosis I was recommended to see the wonderful Mr Ahmad Malik Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. I was in shock when he not only knew what my condition was but that it could be repaired . I had my operation on 1st April 2016 and by late August I was back walking and going to Zumba classes without pain in my right foot. I will have to have the same operation on my left foot but I have no reservations about Mr Malik doing the same operation again. As all his patients have found he is an amazing surgeon with a delightful and professional manner which puts you at ease immediately. I wish I could tell everyone who suffers with foot problems to go and see him. He is one in a million!
Orthopaedic Outpatient Department
30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU
tel: +44 (0) 203 7956053
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