|Sub Speciality||Foot and Ankle Surgery|
|Special clinical interests||Arthroscopy, Ankle Fusion, Ankle Arthritis, Bunion, Achilles Tendonitis & Tendonosis, Mortons Neuroma, Plantar, Faciitas.|
|Year of first medical qualification||1991|
|Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies||
Mark Herron qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1991 and trained in orthopaedic surgery between Birmingham and Bristol, he was later awarded fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Oxford, Dublin and Bristol. His appointment to a Consultant post was at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2003 where he spent the next five years developing the Foot and Ankle Unit into a nationally recognized tertiary referral service. Following this he setup a Foot and Ankle Clinic in Birmingham where he continues to see patients from around the world.
He has worked widely in elite sport, including dance, and has been the foot and ankle surgeon to the British gymnastics team and Warwickshire County Cricket Club. In this field he has particular expertise in Achilles tendon disorders and all aspects of ankle instability and impingement syndromes.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques around the foot and ankle, especially for the ankle and great toe, are an interest of his. In general, these significantly limit post-operative discomfort, allow rapid weight bearing and minimize recovery times and accelerate return to function. They are often of great use in arthritic and post-traumatic problems.
Mark Herron uses a wide variety of techniques for bunion correction, the emphasis being on minimizing pain and allowing early return to work. He also regularly undertakes all other deformity correction (such as flat feet and high - arched feet) as well as all revision cases.
His team includes specialist radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and orthotists ensuring that the most appropriate non-operative treatments are always available.
Mark is married with 3 Sons, and enjoys Swimming.