To Be The Best Orthopaedic Clinic We Value Your Feedback

At The London Foot and Ankle Clinic, Mr Malik strives to be the best Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon and deliver world-class healthcare for every single patient. As we continue to better ourselves we welcome your feedback (positive and negative) and any recommendations you may have on how we can improve our service.

Below you will see a list of existing submissions. Underneath this you will see our online feedback form where we would ask you to submit your thoughts.

27 February, 2017

Susan Hopcroft

What we did well

Morton's Neuroma

What we could have done differently

nothing

Your recommendations

I had 8 weeks of physiotherapy before being referred to see Mr Malik. Following MRI scan and X-rays was diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma. He suggested I have one course of steroid injections under Ultra-sound.Since having the injections I have had no pain. I also need a joint fusion for big toe arthritis, he has given me the confidence to go ahead with this.

09 February, 2017

Brian Atthews

What we did well

Ankle fusion for severe ankle arthritis

What we could have done differently

Nothing

Your recommendations

Mr Ahmad Malik made an instant and correct diagnosis of a problem that nobody else had managed to do during 5 years of intense pain and my inability to walk anything other than short distances. The procedure was carried out on 9th January 2015, after 7 weeks of 'rest' with my foot elevated I was once again able to walk without pain!! The post operative care and attention I received from Mr Malik was absolutely 1st class and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anybody requiring this type of surgery. Very many thanks for transforming my life.

03 December, 2016

Kiran Mahmood

What we did well

Left Big Toe Cheilectomy and Right Hallux Valgus Correction

What we could have done differently

Absolutely Nothing, Amazing Consultant!

Your recommendations

Mr Malik and his team did an amazing job. I would recommend Mr Malik to everyone as he is a very caring and kind consultant. I was terrified to go through with this surgery as it was my first operation, but Mr Malik and his team talked everything through with me and reassured me and the end result was worth it.

Answer from us

Thank you, I am very pleased that your operations went well and you are happy with the final outcome.

29 November, 2016

Brenda Finlay

What we did well

Everything very well explained - 1st MTP joint fusion for big toe arthritis

What we could have done differently

All OK

Your recommendations

It was the phrase "but Mum, it's not going to get any better is it?" that spurred me on to seek medical advice about an increasingly painful big toe joint. I visited Mr Malik on recommendation and, after X-Rays and an MRI scan, he diagnosed severe arthritis in the 1st MTP joint which needed fusing. He explained in layman's terms what the operation and recuperation would entail, emphasising the need to follow his instructions to ensure a successful outcome. The day surgery took place on 8th October 2016 and, as advised, I began pain relief immediately and experienced no pain at all (honestly!). By the following Thursday I was off all medication. Two weeks followed with my foot elevated above my heart at all times, barring bathroom breaks etc. It was really hard to be so inactive as you're not actually ill but stay focused to ensure a successful recovery. After removal of bandages, I was allowed out into the big wide world in a wheelchair which made a lot of difference. After another four weeks non weight bearing on crutches and X-Rays showed a successful joint fusion and I walked unaided from hospital. So, what advice can I give? Firstly follow Mr Malik's instructions to the letter as he really does know better than you (and he'll know if you're cheating!). Secondly, find ways to make time pass; sort out your photographs, find a new hobby etc. Don't under-estimate your recovery period as it will take time to build up muscle strength and regain fitness after such prolong inactivity. Finally a huge thank you to a very likeable Mr Malik, a talented surgeon who gave me the confidence to proceed with surgery.

Answer from us

Thanks Brenda, enjoy the big wide world.

18 November, 2016

Katherine Rasinsky

What we did well

Talovanicular Fusion with bone graft

What we could have done differently

Nothing

Your recommendations

I only wish I had been referred to Mr Malik earlier. I have suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2012, and have suffered pain and swelling in the mid foot region of my left foot on and off since diagnosis. In May this year the pain became constant, and despite 2 courses of steroids ,there was no improvement. It was then I was referred to Mr Malik, who following MRI scan and X-Rays diagnosed talonavicular arthritis with severe bone marrow oedema. He suggested 6 weeks of touch weight bearing to reduce the swelling, but there was no improvement, so surgery was the only option to relieve pain, and make me mobile again. In October Mr Malik performed a talonavicular fusion with bone graft. Mr Malik is a fantastic surgeon, extremely informative, skilled and reassuring. 2 weeks post op when the backslab was removed the wound had healed beautifully with no bruising what so ever. The anaesthetist Dr Size was amazing too. He performed the surgery under a General anaesthetic, with a popliteal nerve block. I can honestly say I had no ill effects from the GA, and I experienced no pain post operatively at all. The nerve block lasted 36 hours. My recovery is going very well. Thank you very much Mr Malik and Dr Size.

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