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Mr Martin Klinke

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Martin Klinke is a full-time Consultant

Orthopaedic Surgeon at the London

Foot and Ankle Centre and is the senior

foot and ankle surgeon at London

Bridge Hospital where he treats patients

conservatively as well as operatively with

any kind of foot or ankle pathologies.

Established in 2003, the centre was the

first specialist service of its kind in the

UK and it has developed into a centre of

excellence for foot and ankle disorders.

Mr Klinke performs the whole spectrum

of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery

and has a particular interest in hind foot

pathologies, ankle replacement, sports

injuries and forefoot disorders. This also

includes ankle arthroscopy (‘keyhole’

surgery), minimally invasive Achilles

tendon repair, minimally invasive forefoot

surgery and operative reconstruction of

foot deformities. Due to his training in

Sports Medicine he also treats athletes

suffering from acute injuries or overuse

syndromes.

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elderly hind foot

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corrected by joint-preserving operations

such as osteotomies and soft tissue

procedures.

Depending on the origin of the pathology,

a combination of procedures might be

necessary to regain a pain-free gait so

patients can remain active and have a

good quality of life. Minimally invasive

operations are particularly beneficial to

elderly patients, as leaving the soft tissue

envelope intact reduces the risk of any

wound healing problems. Recovery time

after minimally invasive operations may

also be shortened.

The newer generation of ankle

replacements has shown to provide

very effective pain relief, improve

gait and function of the foot and

allow a quicker recovery than

a conventional fusion of the

ankle joint. Survival rates

of ankle joint replacements

have also improved over

the last few decades and

even mild to moderate

deformities of the ankle

and hind foot are no longer

considered to be a contra-

indication for replacing a

worn out ankle joint.