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In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in line with national guidance, we have suspended our private elective admissions as we support our colleagues in the NHS. 

We are continuing to provide outstanding care for private patients within the Trust’s urgent care pathways and we are also offering selected outpatient consultations via video conference or telephone.

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Cullen, Mr Nicholas

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Qualifications: MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
  • Specialty: Foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction, arthroscopy

For the last 10 years, I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). I specialise purely in disorders of the foot and ankle. The RNOH is a national centre of excellence, and the foot and ankle unit is a tertiary referral unit dealing with complex cases that have been referred from centres all over the United Kingdom.

I qualified from UCH and Middlesex school of medicine in 1993, worked as a junior doctor in London and Cape Town, South Africa before embarking on my orthopaedic training on the Middlesex hospital rotation. I have undertaken postgraduate fellowships at the RNOH Stanmore and Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge. I am actively involved in research and in the training of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. I work closely with physiotherapists, orthotists, podiatrists and osteopaths tailoring care to each patient’s needs.

I deal solely with problems of the foot and ankle. My interests include sports injuries, toe deformity, bunions, arthroscopy, arthritis, and tendon disorders. I deal with many revision and complex cases. I see over 800 new patients and perform over 500 foot and ankle operations per year.

I am actively involved in teaching, I am the co-convenor of the internationally renowned Stanmore foot and ankle course. I lecture on the regional orthopaedic training programmes and nationally on various courses including the British foot and ankle society. I am involved in the training of nurses, physiotherapists and other health care professionals.

I publish regularly in the peer reviewed foot and ankle literature, I have presented at national and international scientific meetings. I am the Audit lead in the foot and ankle unit at the RNOH.

Special interests

I have widespread experience in treating the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders including complex deformity.

I actively involved in the training of Specialist GP's and higher surgical trainees on the London Orthopaedic rotations, I co-convener the renowned Stanmore Foot course, a program that promotes foot and ankle surgery nationally.

Procedures undertaken

Foot and Ankle surgery; complex and tertiary referral foot and ankle disorders; Hallux valgus; bunion surgery; sports injuries; dance injuries, ankle sprains; keyhole surgery; ankle arthroscopy, ankle arthritis; osteochondral lesions; cartilage damage; total ankle replacement; achilles tendinosis; achilles tendon rupture; flat foot; tibialis posterior insufficiency; foot and ankle fractures; arthritis; hallux rigidus; peroneal tendon disorders; foot deformity; lesser toe deformity; minimally invasive surgery; mortons neuroma; Rheumatoid foot;

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