Mr Gary Colleary
Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle and Trauma Surgeon
Mr Gary Colleary, MB BCh BAO, PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle and Trauma Surgeon at The Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital. His NHS elective practice exclusively involves the treatment of Foot and Ankle Conditions.
He continues to undertake Trauma work as member of the on-call Trauma Team at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Mr Colleary developed his interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery early in his surgical training and has completed a specialist fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge under the guidance of Mr. Fred Robinson.
Mr Colleary completed his Medical Degree at The Queens University Belfast graduating in 1996. He completed his specialist orthopaedic training on the Northern Ireland Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training Scheme. During this time Mr Colleary completed a PhD involving 3 years full time research into the effects of the newer biologic Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments on bone density and fracture healing.
In 2009 Mr Colleary moved to Cambridge to undertake his Fellowship training. Following this Fellowship period he was offered a Consultants Foot and Ankle Surgeon position at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the major teaching hospital in East Anglia. During this time he advanced his training in sports injuries having treated players from Norwich City soccer team.
Mr Colleary returned to Northern Ireland in 2012 where he has continued to advance his practice. As well as having an ongoing interest in general trauma focusing on complex foot and ankle injuries, his elective practice is focused on treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle, including sports injuries, arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunions and other toe deformities and Achilles tendon or plantar fascial heel pain. He performs both open and arthroscopic (Keyhole) procedures as appropriate.
He also has a keen interest Diabetic Foot conditions and is currently working as part of a team to develop a Northern Ireland Multi Disciplinary Service to improve the treatment of patients with foot conditions arising from diabetes including ulcers and infections or bony collapse of the foot caused by Charcot arthropathy.
Mr Colleary firmly believes that the proper early intervention and care of these conditions can prevent longer term major consequences for diabetic patients.
He regularly teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and lectures to General Practictioners, Podiatrists and Physiotherapists.
Mr Colleary provides specialist Foot and Ankle Medical Legal advice to Solicitors.
Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Posterior Heel Pain Insertional pain
- Tendon Pain
- Rupture of the Achilles tendon
- Sports Injuries
- Ankle Sprain
- Osteochondral lesion
- Peroneal tendon injury/dislocation
- Chronic Instability
- Stress Fractures
- Shin Splints
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Pain in the hindfoot
- Pain in the midfoot
- Ball of the Foot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Bunions and Big Toe Pain
- Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
- Hallux Rigidus (Osteoarthritis)
- Small Toe Deformities, Lumps & Bumps
- Feet & Health Problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Flat feet