Mr Christopher James Withey

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

BSc (Hons), FCPodS

Year qualified:2001

Specialty

Personal profile

Following completion of his undergraduate training in Podiatric medicine at Northampton University in 2001, Mr Withey began his career as a Podiatrist working for the NHS in Suffolk. In 2008 he moved to work at the Norfolk Foot Surgery Centre where he was appointed Podiatric Surgical trainee. During this time, Mr Withey completed post graduate training in Podiatric Surgery at Queen Margaret’s University Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University. He also completed surgical rotations at West Middlesex Hospital, Newark Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital. Following this he was awarded his Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery.

Mr Withey has sixteen years post graduate experience in biomechanics, Podiatric Surgery and treatment of foot pathology. He has lectured at many national conferences on various foot conditions and has published his surgical technique for the treatment of mid-foot osteoarthritis in the leading international foot journal, Journal of “Foot and Ankle Surgery”.

Mr Withey can offer advice and treatment for any foot condition and has a network of colleagues with the expertise to ensure you gain an accurate diagnosis and the most up to date evidenced based treatment.

Surgical management of hallux rigidus (big toe joint arthritis): Mr Withey has extensive experience in using Cartiva synthetic cartilage replacement and regularly uses locking plate technology for his 1st metatarsal phalangeal arthrodesis to enable early weight bearing. 

Bunion surgery 6 month post-surgery audit data: Mr Withey has performed 166 surgical bunion corrections in the past 3 years with over 95% of patients reporting their feet are much better.

Outside of work Mr Withey enjoys playing rugby, competing in triathlons and sea fishing.

Professional Memberships

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • College of Podiatry

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Clinical Interests

  • Forefoot surgery under Local anaesthesia
  • Interest in Hallux Valgus (Bunion) correction by Scarf Osteotomy
  • Surgical management of Arthritic joints in the foot
  • Joint replacement and cartilage replacement surgery
  • Revisional foot surgery
  • Heel pain
  • Surgical treatment of Ingrowing toenails

Conditions treated regularly:

  • Ingrowing toenails
  • Verruca
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ganglions
  • Foot and toe deformities
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Pes Cavus
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Achilles tendonosis
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Osteoarthritis affecting the foot and ankle.


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