Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle, Achilles disorders, Neurological Foot problems, Flat foot, High Arched Foot (pes cavus), plantar fasciitis, Bunions, lesser toe disorders, Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthritis
Mr Matt Welck studied medicine at Leeds University Medical School, and graduated in 2002. He worked as a junior doctor in London and was later selected as the top applicant onto the RNOH Orthopaedic Training Rotation programme. He obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013.
His specialist foot and ankle fellowships included 6 months in Windsor, then 6 months at the Foot and Ankle unit at the RNOH, Stanmore. He then undertook a combined clinical and research fellowship at the internationally renowned Foot and Ankle Institute, Baltimore, USA under Dr Mark Myerson.
He has been a consultant at the RNOH since July 2016. He specialises purely in disorders of the foot and ankle. The RNOH is a national centre of excellence dealing with complex cases that have been referred from centres all over the United Kingdom. He works closely with radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, chiropodists, specialist nurses, orthotics and anaesthetists to provide optimum care to patients.
Awards and Prizes:
Mr Welck has been awarded ten awards and prizes, including the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Association Travelling fellowship award and Podium Presentation Prize and The David Marsh MSc Trauma and Orthopaedics Research Prize.
Teaching and Training:
Mr Welck teaches on the internationally renowned Stanmore Foot Course and on foot and ankle GP and Allied Health Professional study days.
He is involved with the UCL/RNOH Trauma and Orthopaedic MSc course. He is also involved in training orthopaedic registrars and national and international fellows.
Mr Welck has a keen interest in research. He achieved a distinction in both an undergraduate BSc and a postgraduate MSc. He has numerous peer reviewed publications and international and national podium presentations of his work.
His research interests include the use of novel weight bearing CT scanning to help treat conditions of the foot and ankle. He has setup one of the largest databases in the UK. He is currently involved in setting up the Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell trial for the treatment of ankle cartilage defects, and has an active interest in outcomes research in foot and ankle surgery.
General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Defence Union
British Orthopaedic Association
Gastrocnemius Tightness: A population Based Observatonal Study. 2018
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Prevalence of isolated gastrocnemius tightness in patients with foot and ankle pathology – a population based study.The Bone and Joint Journal, Nov 2017.
The effects of weight bearing on the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis: A study comparing weight bearing CT with Conventional CT. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2018
Late Presentation of Infected Silicone Granulomas in the Lower Limb.
Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Feb
Advanced Imaging of Hallux Valgus: How to approach the deformity.
In press, Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America.
Evaluation of the 1stmetatarso-sesamoid joint using standing CT – the Stanmore classification. 2017.
Foot and Ankle Surgery (in press). Available online March 2017.
Don’t put your foot in it: A Case of talonavicular Septic Arthritis.
In Press BMJ Case reports 04.01.2018.
The role of posterior tibial tendoscopy in treating stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction..
In press: by Foot and Ankle International 05.11.2017.
3D Biometrics for Hindfoot Alignment Using Weightbearing CT.
Foot and Ankle International 2017. 38 (6). 684-689
The dowel technique for first metatarso-phalangeal joint arthrodesis in revision surgery with bone loss.
Accepted by Foot and Ankle Surgery. In Press
A painful foot: Lisfranc fracture-dislocations.
BMJ. Mar 7; 352.
Management of ankle injuries.
BMJ. Dec 15;351
The value of Weight-Bearing CT scan in the evaluation of subtalar distraction bone block arthrodesis: Case report.
Foot Ankle Surg. 21(4):e55-9..
Talar Neck Fracture after United Tibiotalar Fusion.
Case Rep Orthop
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle.
Injury. 2015 Sep 15.
Use of bone marrow derived stem cells in trauma and orthopaedics: A review of current concepts.
World J Orthop. Jul 18;6(6):462-8.
Tibialis anterior tendon entrapment after ankle tightrope insertion for acute syndesmosis injury.
Foot Ankle Spec. Jun;6(3):242-6.
Recurrent multifocal diabetic myonecrosis: a cause of severe extremity pain in a diabetic patient.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. Jan;95(1):
Venousthromboembolism in Operatively Managed Ankle Fractures.
The Online Journal of Clinical Audits.; 4(3).
Operative versusnon-operative treatment of acute rupture of tendo achillis: a prospective randomised evaluation of functional outcome. JBJS..
Prolonged treatment with the Pavlik harness in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Pseudogout Associated Hip Pain in a Patient with HIV Infection.
Case Rep Med.;2010.
James Blundell MD Edin FRCP (1790-1877): pioneer of blood transfusion.J Med Biogr. Nov;18(4):194-7.
Local recurrence of osteosarcoma after 17 years.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. May;91(4):W17-9.
Larval therapy from antiquity to the present day: mechanisms of action, clinical applications and future potential.
Postgrad Med J. Jun;83(980):409-13
From the Bible to biosurgery: Lucilia sericata--plastic surgeon's assistant in the 21st century.
Plast Reconstr Surg. Apr 15;117(5):1670-1.
Emergency Cases In Medicine and Surgery, The ABCDE Approach. Senior Author of chapter on Orthopaedic Emergencies.
Guest Author of Article for Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. Hallux Valgus
Deformity and Treatment: A Three Dimensional Approach
Operative Orthopaedics – The Stanmore Guide. Reviewing and Revising for the second edition.