Mr Timothy Clough

Mr Timothy Clough

BSc(Hons) MB ChB FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 8 specialists
30 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Mr Clough was a pleasure to deal with, assuaging any concerns I had, giving my absolute confidence that I was pursuing the right course of action, and his explanations were clear and precise. His experience was most welcomed, and his support valued.“
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Subspecialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3680155
  • British Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 15496
  • Royal College of Surgeons: 9014407
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    Practices worked at

    The Alexandra Hospital

    Mill Lane, Cheadle, United Kingdom, SK8 2PX
    634 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    09:30 - 13:00
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    14:30 - 17:45
    Fri
    10:00 - 13:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Tim Clough is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises exclusively in adult foot and ankle disorders and sports injuries. He currently offers foot and ankle consultations, advice and surgery following referrals from a wide variety of Premiership and Championship football teams, super league rugby teams, a local premiership rugby union team and a range of other elite sporting organisations.

    Qualifying from the Universities of St Andrews, Scotland and Manchester, he gained his specialist training through an International Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship in Canada. During his training he won both the Sanofi Synthelabo Travelling Fellowship prize and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Travelling Fellowship prize. He is an NHS Consultant at Wrightington Hospital, where he sees both GP referrals and complex tertiary referrals from other surgeons from all over the North of England.

    He has a particular interest in sporting ankle injuries, ankle arthroscopy, bunion surgery and ankle and big toe joint replacement surgery.  He regularly presents as invited Faculty member at regional, national and international meetings.  He has been invited onto the International Faculty evaluating ankle joint replacment design, is a specialist advisor to NICE for the Interventional Procedures Programme and is Deputy Editor of 'The Foot' Journal.

    He has published articles on ankle and big toe joint replacement surgery, day case forefoot surgery, enhanced recovery after joint replacements, trauma foot surgery and the role of PRP in plantar fasciitis. He is a keen teacher, is Clinical Supervisor and trainer to the Wrightington Fellow on BOA Leadership Programme, is an elected member of the Outcomes Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, is on the International Advisory Board of a peer reviewed journal, and has sat as External Examiner for the School of Medicine BMSc programme at the University of Dundee. His current areas of research include clinical outcome of ankle replacements, treatment options for failed bunion surgery and pioneering treatment outcomes for chronic achilles tendinopathy.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Xray guided Ankle replacement surgery

    Ankle arthroscopy

    Ankle ligament reconstruction

    Ankle Fusion

    Achilles tendon surgery

    Arthritis

    Bunion surgery

    Hallux valgus

    Hallus rigidus

    Hammer Toe surgery

    Heel pain

    Metatarsalgia

    Flatfoot corrective surgery

    Tendon surgery

    Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction

    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Bunion surgery
    • Ankle and Hindfoot arthritis
    • Ankle Replacement surgery
    • Ankle instability
    • Achilles tendon disorders
    • Arthritis
    • Hallux valgus (bunion)
    • Hallux rigidus
    • Joint replacement surgery to the big toe
    • Sports injuries of the ankle and foot
    • Ligament injuries in the ankle and foot
    • Ankle and Foot fractures
    • Flat foot
    • Foot pain
    • Neuroma
    • Hammer/Claw/Mallet toe problems
    • Metatarsalgia
    • Stress fractures
    • Plantar fasciitis/Heel pain
    • Shockwave therapy
    • Steroid injections
    • Tendons
    • Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
    • PRP Therapy
    • Osteoarthritis injections
    • Rheumatoid foot conditions

    Procedures

    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Tendon Repair
    • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunionectomy
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Arthroscopy
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Cheilectomy
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Joint Injection
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Osteotomy
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Foot Pain
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Hammer Toes
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Stress Fractures
    • Foot Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Ankle Tendonitis
    • Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
    • Claw Toes
    • Foot Sprains
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Heel Bumps
    • Mallet Toes
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromas
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Toe Fractures
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
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    Education

    Education:

    University of St Andrews, Scotland and Manchester - BSc (Hons), MB ChB.

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Trauma&Orth)

    Memberships:

    British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

    British Orthopaedic Association

    General Medical Council

    Royal College of Surgeons of England

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.96
    Arthritis (Foot)
    21/99
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    20/99
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    15/99
    Ankle Fractures
    10/99
    Foot Pain
    9/99
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    7/99
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    7/99
    Bunionette Deformity Correction
    6/99
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    5/99
    Bone Spurs
    5/99
    Hammer Toes
    5/99
    Sports Injury
    5/99
    Tendon Repair
    5/99
    Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    4/99
    Ankle Arthroscopy
    3/99
    Ankle Joint Fusion
    3/99
    Ankle Replacement
    3/99
    Ankle Sprain
    3/99
    Plantar Fasciitis
    3/99
    Stress Fractures
    3/99
    Bunionectomy
    2/99
    Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    2/99
    Foot Fractures
    2/99
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    2/99
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Clough was a pleasure to deal with, assuaging any concerns I had, giving my absolute confidence that I was pursuing the right course of action, and his explanations were clear and precise. His experience was most welcomed, and his support valued.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very polite, listened, clear explanations, felt comfortable
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A perfect gentleman and very professional Felt very comfortable with him His explanation very clear and an understanding nature and understanding of his patient
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From the first meeting, Mr Clough provided clarity on the condition of my foot and possible outcomes. He was friendly yet professional, informative and was able to provide guidance and direction as to my treatment options. Risks were clearly explained. Pre and post operative care has also been excellent. My surgery appears to have been successful and recovery is promising. On another note Mr Clough's Secretary was also been brilliant and Incredibly helpful. Overall excellent experience
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Clough very easy to talk to and he explained everything fully to me. His secretary was also very efficient on chasing up a report and images from another hospital after I had no success.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Following surgery I was able to weight bear on my ankle without pain for the first time in 10 months. I am finally feeling positive that I will be able to walk again without a limp and get back to enjoying exercise again.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Clough, took the time to listen to a potted history of my injuries whilst all the time giving an air of understanding and reassurance. I believe that his experience allowed him to assess the damage and refer me for x-rays. On receipt of the results he took the time to show me the x-ray and clearly explain where the injury was and what was possible to alleviate pain without surgery. He explained what to expect in the future and what remedies/options were available going forward. It was just good to sit down with someone who took the time to explain what was going on and what to expect in the future in a relaxed but professional manner. I would have no second thoughts in recommending Dr Clough for anybody needing an honest professional consultation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Clough explained things clearly and I felt informed about every step of the procedure. I was reassured by his comments and he put me at ease. I had complete confidence in him at all times.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Good felt confident in operation outcome all questions answered fully.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Great Dr, informative, personable & professional. Willing to answer my questions and take extra time with me where necessary.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 8 specialists
    Dr Andrew Bowden
    Dr Andrew Bowden
    Rheumatology
    I have referred patients to them

    "I have been a consultant rheumatologist in the North West for 20 + years and Mr Clough has been my go to orthopaedic foot surgeon over that time. I have found him to have a considered and holistic approach to management of complex foot problems. His opinion is highly regarded by fellow consultants and his professional and personable approach to patients appreciated by all. It is my pleasure to recommend Tim to anyone seeking a sensible and highly competent ankle surgeon"

    24-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    Mr Puneet Monga
    Mr Puneet Monga
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "It is my pleasure to recommend Tim as a specialist Foot and Ankle surgeon. He is an excellent surgeon and a great colleague. Without any hesitation, I would be delighted for him to look after my family! "

    25-03-2021

    Mr Barnes Morgan
    Mr Barnes Morgan
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Clough is an excellent Foot & Ankle surgeon. He has expertise in managing everything from elite sporting injuries, through complex degenerative conditions through to more commonly encountered diagnoses such as bunions. In addition to being an outstanding surgeon, he is very reassuring, articulate and knowledgeable. When necessary, he’s also entertaining!"

    25-03-2021

    Mr George Pavlou
    Mr George Pavlou
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Clough is a premier orthopaedic surgeon who deals with all aspects of foot ankle surgery. He is an excellent colleague who is both knowledgeable and technically experienced. I have no hesitation in making this recommendation and would be happy to be treated by him personally."

    25-03-2021

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