Mr Francesc Malagelada is a fellowship trained Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, the UK’s largest trauma centre. He specialises exclusively in treating disorders of the foot and ankle.
He treats all aspects of the foot and ankle, involving degenerative conditions, sports injuries and complex trauma. By adopting an individualised approach to patient care, personal needs and preferences are addressed and included in the treatment plan. The vast majority of patients can benefit from tailored non-operative treatments and surgery is only advised when absolutely necessary.
When indicated Mr Malagelada performs minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or arthroscopy (keyhole) using the latest techniques. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a multitude of topics regarding foot and ankle conditions and treatment. He is on the faculty of courses that teach the new surgical techniques of minimally invasive surgery of the foot.
After qualifying in medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2005, he undertook his Trauma and Orthopaedics training in Spain and the UK at the most prestigious institutions including The Royal London and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He continued his advanced surgical training with the completion of the renowned Foot & Ankle fellowship in Windsor for a year.
Mr Malagelada is actively involved in research and holds a PhD degree for studies based on minimally invasive surgery of the foot which earned him the maximum “Cum Laude” distinction. He has also been awarded the esteemed ESSKA-AFAS fellowship to conduct research by the Ankle & Foot section of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy. He is currently the Principal Investigator at his hospital for the FAME trial, investigating the best treatment for ankle fractures in collaboration with University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Mr Malagelada has travelled to international centres of excellence in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, and France to expand his knowledge and nurture from distinguished overseas experts. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS), and serves at the Research Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS).
Since 2017 he has been practicing as a consultant in the largest Trauma Centre in the UK, The Royal London Hospital where he joined a world-renowned team of orthopaedic surgeons. He holds a honorary senior clinical lecturer post at Queen Mary University of London where he teaches and trains students and doctors. He is responsible for training junior surgeons at the Royal London and as part of the BOFAS accredited foot & ankle fellowship he runs.