Practices worked at
I graduated from Medical School in Berlin/Germany in 1991. In 1997 I came to the UK to continue my junior doctor training in surgical specialties and later as specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. I completed a Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery in Leeds teaching Hospitals with Professor Nick Harris in 2010 before I was appointed Consultant with special interest Foot & Ankle surgery in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2010 where I am now the lead Foot & Ankle Surgeon since 2013.
I have special interests in Sports Injuries and Neuro-Muscular Foot Deformity Correction.
From January 2019 I also trained as Health Coach and became certified in January 2020 with special interest in sleep, relaxation, stress relief, gut health, weight loss, brain health, type 2 diabetes and habit changes for other chronic diseases.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Cartiva Synthetic cartilage implant for Hallux rigidus
Hallux Metatarsal-Phalangeal joint fusion for Hallux rigidus with osteoarthritis
Midfoot fusions for osteoarthritis
Complex foot reconstructions for chronic neuro-muscular foot deformity follwing stroke and other neurological injuries
I have a special interest in neuro-muscular foot deformity correction, including the typical fixed foot flexion deformities after stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury or other adult neurological injury resulting in foot deformity. The affected patients often have years of disability without access to surgical correction in their area. In that capacity I started a multi-disciplinary neuro-muscular Foot deformity clinic in 2018 at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and with this expertise, I also see patients in the private sector. Surgery for these severe foot deformities is aimed for pain relief, improve mobility, reduce the need for splints and other orthotics, reduce the need for Botox injections in spasticity and overall reduces the carer burden.
- Claw Toe Correction
- Excision of Mortons Neuromas
- Ankle Joint Fusion
- Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
- Bunion Surgery
- Bunionette Deformity Correction
- Flatfoot Correction
- Hammertoe Correction
- Joint Injection
- Mallet Toe Correction
- Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
- Multiligament Reconstruction
- Partial Nail Removal
- Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
- Revision Surgery
- Steroid Injection
- Tendon Repair
- Video Consultation
- Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
- Arthritis (Foot)
- Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Ankle Sprain
- Arthritis (Ankle)
- Bone Spurs
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Claw Toes
- Foot Pain
- Foot Sprains
- Fracture (Broken Bone)
- Hammer Toes
- Heel Bumps
- Mallet Toes
- Peripheral Nerve Injury
- Peroneal Tendinopathy
- Sports Injuries
- Stress Fractures
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
State Exam Medicine at medical school of Freie Universitaet Berlin 1991.
Sports- and Exercise Medicine 1996 Berlin.
Dissertation/ MD : "Diagnostics of muscle function following Total Hip Replacement, using strength measurement and gait analysis", University Goettingen 1999.
MRCS Edinburgh 2002.
FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics 2010.
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Orthopaedic Foot&Ankle Society.
I have known Kurt for many years, initially as a trainee, and now as a colleague. He has a wealth of foot and ankle experience and expertise to offer his patients.
Kurt is a knowledgeable and skilled Foot & Ankle surgeon. He is a clear communicator and great fun to work alongside in West Yorkshire. He will enable you to make the very best decisions about your problem going forward.