Matthew Solan specialises in Foot and Ankle conditions for both adults and children.
He qualified in 1992 from St Thomas' Hospital, London and then trained in London, Oxford, Dublin and Baltimore USA. He has worked at Frimley Park and then Royal Surrey County Hospitals as an NHS Consultant since 2003.
As a regular instructor at the famous Barouk Learning centre for toe surgery he offers state of the art surgical treatment for toe complaints. Many toe and ankle conditions can now be treated with minimally-invasive "key hole" surgery. The emphasis is on rapid return to function.
Complex sports injuries and Achilles' tendon/plantar fascia problems all require thorough assessment before the right treatment (only rarely surgery) can be determined. Matthew has pioneered the use of minimally invasive gastrocnemius muscle release and Shock Wave therapy for chronic heel pain.
As Program Director for Orthopaedic Surgical training Matthew devotes time and energy to teaching junior doctors. He also has a keen research interest with over 40 scientific publications. He is Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSBU and secretary of the British Foot and Ankle Society Scientific Committee.
Sailing, skiing and rugby (now armchair!) are his sporting interests.