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.

18 October, 2017

Right medal malleolar osteotomy and deltoid ligament reconstruction

"After years of ankle injuries playing sport, I was left with a large spur of bone in my right ankle which had begun to reduce my range of movement and was causing discomfort and reduced mobility. As a busy professional and young(ish) father, mobility, exercise and quality of life were still high on the agenda as well as aspirations of growing older gracefully and unimpeded. Mr Malik came highly recommended. Once the problem was diagnosed by Mr Malik, the surgery was explained clearly and I was directed to additional online materials which helped me to understand further what was going to happen, understanding the detail provided a lot of comfort. The surgery was complex, yet by following all of Mr Malik's advice, I was up and about and back to work within 6 weeks of the surgery. The results of the operation feel almost miraculous. The scar healed beautifully and I feel like I have a new ankle. My physiotherapy is ahead of schedule and I am soon to commence personal training organised through Mr Malik to help me run again. The prospect of surgery can be daunting but having been through it with Mr Malik I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his skill and his support."

Ronan Mellon

21 August, 2017

Hallux Valgus Bunion and second toe correction

"After several years of managing with a bunion and painful hammer toe, I decided to have an operation on the advice of Mr Malik, because of the severity. The operation went very well and I had minimal pain after the operation. I followed Mr Malik's advice and kept my foot elevated for 6 weeks. This involved a lot of patience by me and particularly my wife. This was followed by "physio". The result is that some 4 months later all swelling has gone and I can play tennis twice a week. I am very happy that Mr Malik's expertise has enabled me to be fully active again. Mr Malik is excellent at communicating with his patients and is a very skilled surgeon. I have minimal scar tissue."

Mr E Titcomb

11 August, 2017

Debilitating pain in foot and ankle

"I saw Mr Malik a couple of months ago, as I was experiencing terrible pain in my foot and ankle - particularly on getting up in the morning, and after driving to work. I had already had an x-ray via the NHS which didn't reveal anything, and nothing further could be done. I then saw Mr Malik privately, and he left no stone unturned in finding the cause of my pain. He discovered that I am heavily Vitamin D deficient - this was the cause of all my problems. It is such a relief to walk again without limping and enduring eye watering pain. Apart from being a very clever man, Mr Malik is one of the nicest people you will meet. I recommend Mr Malik to you unreservedly . Go and see him, you will be pleased you did."

Ruth Thompson

13 June, 2017

Hallux Valgus - Bunion correction with 2nd toe correction

"I contacted Mr Malik as he had treated my husband and a friend already. I had been suffering from pain in my 2nd toe for some time and was struggling to walk - he quickly diagnosed that my bunion was the root cause of my issue and needed to be corrected. I needed a bit of persuasion that an operation was essential and while Mr Malik can be humorous and have a laugh he was deadly serious about my needing the op. That was in September last year - the operation taking place in November. I am writing this rather later than intended (about 4 months!) but I am now back to walking long distances and wearing almost all the shoes I did before. Whilst running is a thing of the past (he actually can't perform miracles) I am fully mobile and exercising. The secret was following the strict post op routine and taking the advice. Mr Malik was a pleasure to be treated by and I almost miss his consultations. He is also fully engaged with his patients and cares - a lot - about the outcomes - he's always at the end of a phone! I'd recommend him to anyone - and indeed I already have! Sorry it took so long to write this!"

Cat Heppel

05 April, 2017

Bone exostosis excision (bony lump on big toe)

"My procedure involved an operation to remove a bony growth on my big toe which had become rather unsightly under my toenail. From the first meeting with Mr Malik I felt immediately at ease in his presence. We built a strong rapport which lasted throughout the whole process until the final appointment when I was discharged. For me, this level of trust with Mr Malik was essential, due to the anxiety I was feeling about the impending operation. When it came to the morning of the procedure I was highly impressed and inspired by the focus and confidence Mr Malik displayed prior to and after the operation. Any worries or fears were allayed as I felt reassured that all was in hand and would be concluded effectively and efficiently. With regards to the outcome; this was a great success. I am very happy with how my toe is healing. Aesthetically, I was very surprised, as I was expecting my toe to be quite disfigured. However it now looks completely normal. I cannot thank Mr Malik enough for all his kindness, support and encouragement throughout this process and would strongly recommend him to anyone of my family and friends."

Nicola Hicks


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