For the past 35 years, patients needing specialist foot and ankle surgery had to be referred out of the local area. Now you’re able to access this expertise through the Gilmour Piper practice in Ipswich, Suffolk, thanks to Shafic Al-Nammari.
Mr Al-Nammari is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery. After completing his undergraduate medical training in Edinburgh, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Oxford where he furthered his studies in musculoskeletal medicine and earned a distinction for his dissertation on Charcot arthropathy.
He divided his four-year general surgical training between Edinburgh and London, then completed the renowned six-year Royal London Orthopaedic Surgery Training Programme. Specialising in foot and ankle surgery, he spent time at The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College, St George’s and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals.
Later, he gained highly competitive awards from the European Foot and Ankle Society, The Royal College of Surgeons and finally the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society gold medal. These awards facilitated two further years of advanced Fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at centres of excellence across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Working with a team of musculoskeletal radiologists, physiotherapists, osteopaths and podiatrists, Mr Al-Nammari treats all adult musculoskeletal conditions – both simple and complex – affecting the foot and ankle.
He has a high volume practice dealing with all forms of foot and ankle trauma, with a particular surgical interest in:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Ankle replacement
- Arthritis of the foot and ankle
- Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery
- Deformity correction
- Hallux rigidus (big toe arthritis)
- Hallux valgus (bunions)
- Ingrown toenails
- Lesser toe deformity – hammer toe, mallet toe and claw toe
- Minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle in high risk patients
- Morton’s neuroma
- Plantar fasciitis (heel spur / policeman’s heel)
- Soft tissue lumps and bumps (e.g. ganglions, lipomas)
- Sports injuries including ankle sprains and instability