Mr Robert Carter

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MBChB, BSc Hons(Med Sci), MRCS, FRCS(Tr and Orth)

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • West Of Scotland Foot and Ankle Group

Clinical Interests

  • Sprained ankle
  • Ruptured achilles tendon
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Osteochondral defect
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Arthroscopic ankle fusion
  • Big toe arthritis (hallux rigidus)
  • Big toe replacement (cartiva)
  • Foot injuries (sport / running related)
  • Bunion surgery (hallus valgus)
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Flat foot

Personal profile

Mr Carter is a fulltime specialist Foot and Ankle Surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital of Glasgow. He is UK trained in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow with European Fellowship placements in Vienna, Bordeux and Zurich. He is a specialist in modern foot and ankle techniques such as joint replacements (ankle and great toe) and bunion (hallux valgus) correction with compression screws avoiding the requirement of post-operative plaster cast immobilisation. He also carries out traditional orthopaedic surgery such as complex hindfoot deformity correction and ankle fusions.

Mr Carter has a specialist interest in sports injuries of the foot and ankle. He works regularly with a number of professional and elite level sports teams and organisations. He has a keen interest in rugby and regularly treats the Glasgow Warriors and SRU (Scottish Rugby Union) players. He regularly treats Professional Football players from the majority of the Scottish Premiership teams. In addition to elite sports in Scottish Gymnasts, dancers and athletes from the Scottish Sports Institute. 

This group of patients has allowed him to develop techniques of early rehabilitation of many foot and ankle conditions such as ankle ligament reconstruction with the internal brace, Achilles tendon repair (percutaneous and augmented speedbridge rehabilitation), syndesmotic injuries (high ankle sprain), ankle arthroscopy and plantar fasciitis.

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