E Kilmartin FCPodS PhD. Consultant Podiatric Surgeon providing bunion surgery, hammer toe surgery, cortisone injections, joint resurfacing, ganglion exision, ingrown toenail surgery and needling for verru
Qualified from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 1985. Completed training in Podiatric Surgery and began working as an NHS Podiatric Surgeon in 1993. Podiatric Surgeons are not medical doctors and rather than the broad-based medical training of orthopaedic surgeons their training has focused on foot surgery only.
Completed a PhD study of bunion deformities in children in 1995 and continued to research all aspects of foot surgery with publication of nearly 80 articles on foot surgery.
Tim Kilmartin has practiced in the field of Podiatry initially and then Podiatric Surgery for many years. He has developed exceptional diagnostic and clinical skills for which he is justly renowned. He often has to deal with complex clinical cases and is often the last-ditch chance" for a patient for whom previous interventions by clinicians and surgeons has failed to relieve a problem or made a problem worse.
All foot surgery performed by Tim is done as a day case operation with patients going home the same day. Pain control is most important, and this is achieved using an ultrasound guided block of the nerves that supply the foot. Most of the foot operations are fixed on the inside with tiny screws that allow return to driving and walking after 2 weeks. Bunion and hammer toe surgery remain a special interest and the focus of continued research.
"Since the middle of October I have been able to wear high heels again and for the first time in my life I am looking forward to the summer so that I can at last wear sandals, so let the shoe fest begin
"I am delighted with the results and doing really well. I was particularly impressed by the way you made yourself available by text it gave me great reassurance. I’ve already recommended you to several people who have been very sceptical about foot surgery, it’s really very funny to see people taking off their socks and shoes to compare their feet to mine."
I live with my wife and four sons in Glenullin Co. Derry.