LONDON FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY
Mr Andy Roche MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon specialising
in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Reconstruction

Orthotics & Splints

Mr Roche works closely with highly skilled personnel to ensure quality and comfortable orthotics are used to relieve symptoms, facilitate healing, and return to function.

Orthotics are any external device used in the foot and ankle or anywhere in the body for that matter. They can be made of a variety of materials to provide a variety of functions including:

  • Changing the structural shape of the foot or ankle to improve function and reduce pain
  • Providing support to a painful foot or ankle
  • Controlling or limit the movement at a part of the foot or ankle for pain relief or promote healing
  • Altering the weight distribution through the foot to promote healing or reduce localised pain

Examples used to treat foot and ankle conditions include:

XP DJO Walker 1. Walking boots to rehabilitate from ankle or foot surgery. Usually worn on short-term basis.
Orthotic Insole 2. Insoles used to support the foot in patients with foot pain or deformity (a wide variety of designs are tailored specifically to clinical conditions)
Heel Cups 3. Silicon heel insert to treat Heel pain
A60 Ankle Brace 4. Ankle support for ligament injuries
Hallus Splint 5. Big toe splint to correct a bunion deformity
Plaster Backslab 6. Plaster backslab, used initially post-operatively to support the foot and ankle while the wound heals
Fibre Glass Plaster 7. Lightweight fibre glass plaster, used after the backslab to support and promote healing
PTTD Brace 8. PTTD brace, used to support the arch in patients with arch pain
Rocker Shoe 9. Rocker bottom shoes, used to treat ankle, hindfoot, midfoot or forefoot arthritis
Foot Dorsiflexion Night Splints 10. Foot dorsiflexion night splints. To treat Plantar fasciitis or heel pain
  • Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS
  • The Lister Hospital, Chelsea
  • Fortius Clinic
  • Bupa Cromwell Road