Mr Efstathios Drampalos

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MBBS/MD(hons), Esame di Stato(IT), MS(Orth), PhD(orth), FEBOT, FRCS(T&O)equiv, CCT(T&O)equiv.

Clinical Interests

Mr Drampalos has extensive experience in the full range of foot and ankle surgery including toe replacements, forefoot reconstruction, ankle and hindfoot deformity correction, ankle replacements and sports injuries. He is using modern arthroscopic surgery to treat damaged cartilage, arthritis, heel pain and ligament insufficiency. He curries out bunion and toe correction surgery using percutaneus techniques with quicker recovery.

Mr Drampalos also has a special interest in treating heel pain including the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, post-operative complications and bone infections (osteomyelitis) related to previous surgery and diabetes using local antibiotic impregnated biocomposites and circular frames.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council,
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • European Board of Orthopaedic and Traumatology

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Personal profile

Mr Drampalos graduated from the famous medical school of Bologna in Italy with first class honours in 2002. He then returned to Greece and completed training in Orthopaedic Surgery in the major centres of Athens obtaining CCT(T&O) and developing a special interest in foot and ankle surgery. He worked for one year as a Lead Battalion Surgeon in the Greek Armed Forces and completed both a Masters and a PhD in Orthopaedics. Between 2002 and 2003 Mr Drampalos held the national orthopaedic board exams with a scholarship prize and then the European board exams in Orthopaedics FEBOT.

In 2013 Mr Drampalos came to the UK and entered the specialist register. He completed two prestigious fellowships of the Wrightington Elective Centre (Foot and Ankle Surgery and Lower Limb Reconstruction) and the fellowship of Wythenshawe Hospital with a focus on complex trauma, Ilizarov techniques and bone infections as a member of the Ortho-Plastic Team. He has undertaken further specialist training in ankle replacement and forefoot deformity correction surgery with leading European Foot and Ankle surgeons. Furthermore, he has completed a fellowship in Ilizarov techniques and limb deformity correction at the renowned Mediclinic Midstream, Pretoria in South Africa with Dr F. Birkholtz. He was initially appointed as a Foot and Ankle/Limb Reconstruction Consultant at Manchester University Foundation Trust, before moving to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Mr Drampalos has published more than 30 articles in international peer reviewed journals, 2 books and more than 50 presentations and abstracts in Congresses. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals and have completed several audits and quality improvement projects for the NHS.

He has rich experience in teaching including Medical Students, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Trainees and Army Doctors and is a trainer in several foot and ankle courses. He has completed a one-year BOA National Clinical Leader Programme and from 2009 to 2011 he was a representative of the Greek orthopaedic trainees at the board of the Greek College of Orthopaedic Surgeons taking critical decisions about the structure of orthopaedic teaching at a national level.

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