Common Problems
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For Appointment:
+ 44 (0) 207 390 8351
Emergency out of hours:
+ 44 (0) 207 580 4400
Common Problems

Flat foot

Flat foot is common, particularly under the age of 3 and most cases are due to loose ligaments and this type is mobile and usually pain free apart from some mild aching. There may be a family history. Surgery is rarely required and most cases are treated by appropriate shoes or insoles. There is a rare type in which the foot is stiff and this often requires surgery.

Read more about Bow leg and Knock knees


Intoeing can occur because of a foot, shin or hip problem. Most cases are due to a twist on the upper femur just below the hip that straightens with growth but maximum correction can take up until age 12.

Read more about Intoeing

When should I seek advice?
If your child has pain, is generally unwell or the problem is asymmetric or seems severe you should consult a specialist. If in doubt get it checked.

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The Hungarian Orthopaedic Association has awarded Mr Robert Hill Honorary Membership of the Hungarian Orthopaedic Association in recognition of his contributions to Hungarian Orthopaedics.

Latest publications & Research

Posteromedial bowing of the tibia: a benign condition or a case for limb reconstruction ?
Johnathan Wright, Robert Hill, Deborah Eastwood, Peter Calder, Sally Tennant.
Presented at European Orthopaedic Society Meeting Oslo 2018.

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery Case Atlas. Pediatric Deformity. Edited by Robert Rozbruch and Reggie Hamdy.
6 Case Studies.
Springer Reference. 2015