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.

05 March, 2019

Bunion & 2nd Toe Corrections on both feet

"My journey with Mr Malik started in July 2018 when I met him for the first time and asked him to look at my foot as I was suffering with a painful bunion on the right foot, a second toe that not only crossed over my big toe but was also "claw like" and I had a great deal of pain under the foot. I immediately warmed to Mr Malik who greeted me with a smile, shook my hand and said "what can I do for you?" I responsed that my right foot hurt, that I was a busy woman with a stressful job and was there anything he could do without operating...needless to say, his response was that there wasn't a great deal he could do without operating. I respected his honestly so much when he said that to me. At this point, I'd like to say that I had been suffering for 5 years and had seen a different consultant many years before but because I didn't want an operation (too busy), I walked away and for the next 4 years, I put up with the pain which just got worse. I was a runner and kept on running more and more through the pain too which didn't help at all. My advice to anyone is listen to your body and don't be put off by surgery if it's needed. Because I did, it just made the surgery more complex. And so my journey began that very day! Mr Malik looked at my right foot and said that before he could do anything, I needed to get very bad varicose veins looked at and then I needed to have surgery to release the tension in both calf muscles so that there was greater moment in my feet. Without these operations, Mr Malik was not prepared to consider operating on my feet. This was because it was important that my legs were in the best possible place to aid recovery from the foot surgery. He looked at the whole health picture, not just my toes! In September I had my veins in both legs "microwaved" and in October I had a Proximal Gastroc Release in both calf muscles. In November, Mr Malik operated on my right foot and in January he operated on my left foot to correct a painful bunion and a 2nd crossover toe. During this surgery, Mr Malik went back into the right foot to work on the second toe again because he wanted to try and lower the toe further. Throughout all three operations that Mr Malik has performed, he has been absolutely amazing. He has been supportive, he has been caring and has always explained everything to me in great detail. He is incredibly professional and I have felt such trust in him at all times. He has answered all my questions and given me his time to ensure that at each stage, I have completely understood the processes that I have gone through. Yesterday, after 6 months, Mr Malik discharged me but made absolutely sure that I know I can contact him should I need to in the future. I still have some hydro therapy and physio ahead but I am almost at the end of my journey. It has been a challenging 6 months mentally and physically but I've got there and I wouldn't have done so without the support I have received from Mr Malik. I would absolutely recommend him without hesitation. He is an outstanding surgeon and such a kind and gentle man. I am absolutely delighted with the results and this has certainly been a huge investment in my health. I can't deny that it hasn't been a difficult period in my life but I have remained as positive as I can which has certainly helped. I'm now starting to get my life back and I can honestly say that all I have been through has been worth it! Thank you Mr Malik."

Karen Bishop

08 February, 2019

Left foot 2nd & 3rd TMT Joint Fusion

"This surgery was performed in October of last year and I am very pleased to say that I have been walking, without aids, since the middle of January. Both patient, patient's husband and Mr Malik are exceptionally pleased with the way the joints fused and healed so quickly and I am without pain in the area where once I had a lot of pain. I only wish my other arthritic joints could be sorted out as easily."

Sarah D

31 January, 2019

Plantar Plate Injury & Sesamoid

"My experience with Mr Malik has been exceptional - he is clearly a talented Surgeon and Consultant. He has always been charismatic, professional and caring throughout my injury. I am in the unfortunate situation where the injury is still on-going and he has to review the progress in 2 months time. If the situation requires, he will have to operate - but I would feel confident in putting my trust in Mr Malik. I could not recommend Mr Malik highly enough!"

James Steadman

27 November, 2018

Defect in the Talar Dome

"Mr Malik Is absolutely wonderful! From the moment you meet him you feel at complete easy and know you can trust him to fix you! My only complaint would be that he is not a specialist in every field! I went to him thinking I would end up in a cast or worse an operation, neither was needed he had me do a course of physio to prevent my injury from increasing and so far it's been going well. I am so glad I trusted him and didn't just beg him to let me go back to work, he wasn't just looking at my injury for today he was looking at my injury for tomorrow."

Suzanna Dagger

26 November, 2018

Removal prominent screw distal 1st MTP,additional screw and removal medial eminence.

"Having experienced a protracted delay in NHS care we opted to see Mr.Malik and were fortunate in taking a cancellation outpatient appointment at The Chiltern Hospital. He was very understanding giving a balanced view of surgical options. Referring to x-rays, Mr Malik enabled an informed collective decision regarding the proposed way forward for Mum who is 89yrs old. In doing so he empowered her to be very involved in her care, with empathy and kindness throughout. Even more impressive was that despite his operating time being fully booked he managed to negotiate additional theatre time, enabling Mum to have her operation 8 days later. Her hospital stay was comfortable and uncomplicated and she is now awaiting custom orthotics having also been seen by a Specialist in Podiatric Biomechanics. Mr Malik is rightly proud of the care he affords his patients and involves the wider family as is appropriate. Elderly patients frequently have complex multiple medical problems but clearly your feet no matter what age are Mr Malik's priority, which we fully endorse! His care in the true sense of the word so evident from start to finish and much appreciated."

J. Goodwin


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