Maggie's story - Big toe fusion
Maggie was experiencing extreme pain in her big toe that made walking, standing and wearing certain shoes difficult. The pain got worse and worse until she finally decided to seek help. A friend suggested she go to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, north west London, the UK's largest specialist orthopaedic centre.
Maggie attended as a private patient and underwent a big toe fusion to help with the symptoms of arthritis. She was operated on by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Matt Welck.
Maggie now has pain free feet and is very happy about her care and treatment at the RNOH Private Care.
Meet Mr Welck
Mr Welck underwent three foot and ankle fellowships (Windsor, RNOH and Baltimore, USA) prior to taking up position as a consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at the RNOH. He works as part of the Stanmore Foot and Ankle Specialists group at RNOH Private Care.
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, specialist nurses, orthotics and anaesthetists to provide optimum care to patients.