Patient Testimonials

At The London Foot and Ankle Clinic we aim to deliver the best orthopaedic foot and ankle treatment. Please read some of our patient experiences to help you understand the service we provide.

21 October, 2015

Bunion and disfigurement of toes

"Thank you so much Mr Malik and team for the excellent operation on my toes. It is early days but I am feeling much better and without pain now. I can now look forward to wearing a shoe. You have been so good throughout the whole process and I am once again so grateful. God bless."

Mrs Maureen Sellar

20 October, 2015

1st MTP Joint Fusion

"On 13th of August 2015 Mr Malik carried out the above procedure. After surgery, Mr Malik came to see me in recovery to reassure me that the operation was a success, and commented that I had an "interesting toe". A very euphemistic way of describing my severely deformed toe, ravaged by severe degenerative osteoarthritis. 6 weeks after surgery I was able to wear sensible shoes and walk about. Last week we had a wonderful time at Centre Parc, with our very energetic 4 year old Granddaughter. It was wonderful to feel like my " old self " again. There is almost no scaring on the incision site and it has healed so well. I had been a teacher for over 40 years, and since retirement l have had both hips and a knee joint replaced. I am so grateful to Mr Malik (and his team) for the excellent work on my foot, and his care before and after surgery. I hope that this is my final orthopaedic operation and at last I can enjoy retirement."

Jacqueline Williams

09 September, 2015

Achilles Insertional Tendinopathy

"For some time I suffered pain and a lack of mobility in my left ankle, I gained limited success from physiotherapy. On referral to Mr Malik the problem was explained to me in plain english and the solution outlined, I required a Zadeks procedure for Achilles insertional tendinopathy. 3 months later I am walking with confidence and without pain or restriction. The procedure and recovery were aided by the professionalism and reassuring personality of Mr Malik and his support team. A big, big thank you, I have my mobility back. TonyO'"

Thomas O'Sullivan

10 August, 2015

Right foot bunion (hallux valgus) and left big toe arthritis (hallux rigidus)

"I am a 67 year old woman who loves to walk, play golf and travel but for the last few years have had increasing pain and discomfort in my feet which was affecting my ability to do the things I love. I asked around about foot specialists and Mr Maliks name was given as a strong recommendation. I visited him and he xrayed my feet and discussed with me the 2 operations that were required. The first one for the bunion was to be pinned and he explained how I needed someone to help me for a few weeks as I absolutely must elevate my feet at different levels for 6 weeks, in particular the first 2 wks when it has to be raised above the heart night and day! He explained unless I agreed to do my share of the work by doing as I was told it would not work. So I went away and thought about the situation, then arranged to see him again and fix the due date for the operation. I had the procedure done on 2/4/15 and all went well. I was given crutches and a special shoe and sent home. I was lucky and had no real pain and did exactly as I was told. Unfortunately I developed a minor reaction to soluable stitches but that was sorted on my 2 wk follow up appointment. I went back after another 4 wks and had a few wks to do some hydro therapy in a pool and then on 23/6/15, I went back for a fusion on my big toe on the left foot. Again all went well and I had nylon stitches this time so no problems. I had pain for a couple of days but had been given tablets to sort that out and had to keep the foot elevated again but this time I could not put my left foot down for 6 wks so it was quite awkward, but as I had the operations done in the summer at least I could sit in the garden to pass away the time. You really do need someone to help you during this time as you are quite helpless! The whole experience has been testing in as far as your lack of capacity to do things, but I am sure it was a great decision as these things only get worse if not treated. I think Mr Malik has been brilliant in his treatment and lovely friendly manner. I still have a while before I can really get back to normal but it is August 10 th now and I am walking around on both feet and will start physio soon and next year look forward to enjoying the rest of my life. I think it is important to remember to do exactly as Mr Malik instructs you, also to consider when you want it done as it takes a few months to recover and make sure you have someone to help you through the whole experience."

Mary Walker

08 August, 2015

Osteoarthritis in my left ankle - treated with Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion

"I like to walk and was experiencing increasing discomfort when exercising friend's dogs and even when doing my lollypop job for the local council. During my last week I am afraid I was having to drag my leg across the road while attending the school children. Mr Malik assured me that ankle fusion would deal with the problem and that I would be able to walk again without pain. As a christian I put my trust in Mr Malik and God. I am 77 and there is an element of risk but by following all the instructions I knew it would eventually turn out right. I went in on December 16th 2014 and Mr Malik and his team made it happen. My wife helped by ensuring good dietary practice weeks before the operation and subsequently for many months. I followed all the instructions like having my foot raised above my heart for long periods. The pain did not seem to be in a hurry to leave me but was controllable. Mr Malik arranged for follow up tests to ensure that all was going to plan. At my last appointment in June 2015 I was advised that the x-rays showed perfect fusion. I continue with walking in the swimming pool daily during the week and follow the instructions of the physiotherapist who is getting me back to walking correctly. It will take time because I am 77 but I expect full mobility by the end of the year. Strangely there are no marks from the surgery which I am told is because keyhole surgery was applied. It is quite amazing. My ankle still swells up but this is a temporary issue. I am back at work now doing my lollypop job which I enjoy enormously. Can't wait for the new term in September. I would commend the entire team for what they have done for me; whether it be the referal by my GP Dr. Sutton to Mr. Malik and subsequently the physiotherapists at Stoke Mandeville. I owe you all a huge thank you. Now is the time to do my bit and look after my ankle."

Brian Kennedy


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