Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement and Trauma Medicolegal Expert in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Michael Butler qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1996, having attended Cambridge University for his undergraduate studies. After basic surgical training, Mr Butler undertook further specialist training at the world-renowned Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol (including trauma surgery at Frenchay Hospital) and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He has been an Orthopaedic Consultant on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since August 2009. Mr Butler has served 25 years in the Army as a surgeon and holds a consultant appointment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle. Mr Butler has full admitting rights at the Duchy Hospital where he consults and operates on private patients. Mr Butler treats a wide variety of patients for complex problems of the foot and ankle- from high intensity athletes and servicemen and women to the difficult problems in later life of tendon dysfunction and arthritis of the knee and foot and ankle. Mr Butler uses the most modern techniques in foot and ankle surgery. Mr Butler is also very proud to have very close involvement with the medical team of the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club and he is heavily involved in teaching and examining future surgeons. He is the Training Programme Director for the Pensinsula Deanery and a member of the SAC in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a member of the Education Committee for BOFAS (British Foot and Ankle Society). He has a strong interest in research, publishing and presenting at national and international meetings. He is a Review Board Member for Foot and Ankle Surgery and The Knee and Injury, both international journals in relevant surgical fields.
I was very impressed by the whole appointment. I arrived early for my appointment but was ushered straight in to see Mr Butler. He had all my notes and x-ray results in front of him and took some time to catch-up as it was the first time I'd seen him. He asked relevant questions and listened to my replies carefully. By the end of the appointment I felt reassured about my problem, that it had been discussed and a sensible decision had been made with my input. I left knowing I would see him again in 12 months with the proviso that if there was any deterioration in my condition I could get in touch. This was reassuring and made me feel in control. I actually enjoyed the experience.
Mr Butler diagnosed a mid foot fracture and talked me through the surgical procedure needed to fix it. He was very realistic in describing the challenge of a 6 month recovery period, including many weeks being non weight bearing. Disappointingly, the first operation was unsuccessful, so I had to go through the whole thing again. He was empathic and supportive during this time, and thankfully all went well second time around. Mr Butler is friendly, respectful and he listened to my concerns very sympathetically. He takes time to explain the technical aspects of surgery, which I find very helpful.
I cannot give enough praise to Mr Butler and his team for the superb treatment I was given when having a total knee replacement operation at St Michael's Hospital in October last year. It was good to be in such a pleasant environment which went a long way to removing any misgivings that I might have had about having surgery. Thank you Mr Butler and thank you St Michael's Hospital.
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