Ian Jonathan Braithwaite neuralgia

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					Ian Jonathan Braithwaite
MA(Cantab & Oxon) BM BCh FRCS FRCSOrth MD MChOrth
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Braithwaite Qualified in 1985 and has trained in the Northwest, London, Hong Kong and
Adelaide. A year spent in research led to an M.D. He spent a year in London training in spinal
surgery with Ben Taylor and Michael Edgar, and trained in foot and ankle surgery with Professor
Leslie Klenerman in Liverpool. He has been a consultant since 1996, and specialises in spinal
disorders and disorders of the foot and ankle.

The spinal service offers assessment of all spinal conditions, and a full range of physiotherapy and
rehabilitation services. We work closely with the pain relief specialists. Surgery offered is
exclusively lumbar degenerative, comprising the large majority of the work anyway, but we are part
of a wide Clinical Network and refer patients on to Liverpool or Oswestry as needed. The service is
run with a fully trained spinal practitioner with a physiotherapy rehabilitation and symptom control
background, and the service always has a higher surgical trainee attached.

In the foot and ankle Mr Braithwaite offers a full range of forefoot and midfoot surgery, but ankle
problems and hindfoot problems are seen mostly by his colleague Mr Wood who offers
arthroscopy and ankle replacement. The foot and ankle team also includes senior orthopaedic
trainees, physiotherapists and an orthotist.

Mr Braithwaite is Director of Education for Orthopaedics in the Mersey Region and Assistant
Programme Director. He is an examiner for the FRCSOrth, the Orthopaedic Consultants’ exit

He lives locally in Guilden Sutton, and rings church bells for a hobby at Christleton.

Key conditions treated, key procedures offered:
     Sciatica, discectomy
     Spinal stenosis, spinal decompression
     X stop for spinal stenosis
     Bunions
     Lesser toe deformities
     Morton’s neuroma
     Foot arthritis, arthroplasty and fusions
     Back pain, rehabilitation and fusion
     Neck pain and brachial neuralgia