January 2016 Archives

A physiotherapist gives some pointers after recovering from his own ankle arthroscopy

Date: 17th Jan 2016

Jay Flitter is both a leading physio in the City but also trains other Physio’s. He is a pretty tough guy who loves his sport but was troubled by a “Footballers Ankle,” a condition where there is a lot of bone overgrowth at the front of the ankle which can block movement. I asked Jay […]


Can you run after having Bunion Surgery? Ask Duncan Macrae

Date: 10th Jan 2016

Sometimes its nice to hear back from an old patients- especially the kind who never attended any follow-ups after you took the stitches out! Imagine the pleasure to hear back from Duncan.¬† By the way ladies, he also needs to wear elegant shoes as he is a model! “Back in 2008 you performed a metatarsal […]


Webbed toes: A simple world first!

Date: 10th Jan 2016

The simplest thing can make a big difference. A member of staff mentioned her 2nd and 3rd toes which were partly joined together from birth (a webbed toe). She was embarrassed to show her toes in sandals or to walk barefoot. I took out my Sharpie Pen and drew a black mark to extend the […]


Subtalar Fusion for Subtalar Arthritis: How it helps

Date: 10th Jan 2016

There are good and bad things about Dr Google. There are many misconceptions around loss of movement after an ankle or subtalar fusion. The loss of function between the 2 operations is very different.¬† Forums can interchange between the two. The loss of function after a subtalar fusion can be minimal but the reduction in […]


Why I break the bone to correct a Bunion

Date: 10th Jan 2016

I though this video is very good at showing why the bone has to be broken to give you a narrow foot (a “Scarf Osteotomy”). We sometimes break an additional¬† bone, an “Akin Osteotomy,” to correct the more deformed bunions. Animation of a Scarf Osteotomy for a Bunion  


Exercises you can do to stay fit in the first few weeks after Foot or Ankle Surgery

Date: 10th Jan 2016

I am lucky to have some great patients. Jane is one of them. She had her bunion done but needs to stay fit- she’s a Taekwondo Instructor. I asked her what she was doing, it sounded great. She kindly wrote some pointers for my patients. Thanks Jane- your a star. post op exercises


About Sam Singh

As a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Harvard University, and a fully qualified Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Sam Singh stays on top of the latest surgical techniques and practices.

As well as his position as a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust', Sam Singh privately consults at the London Bridge Hospital, the Lister Hospital in Chelsea, the Sloane in Beckenham and Chelsfield Park in Orpington.

Sam Singh is recognised by all the major insurance companies including AXA PPP, BUPA, AVIVA, PRU Health, Simply Health and WPA. All his charges fall within their guidelines.