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Mr Timothy Clough

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practises at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Timothy Clough is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises exclusively in foot and ankle surgery, sports injuries and trauma.  He qualified from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and Manchester.  He is an NHS Consultant at Wrightington Hospital, where he sees both GP referrals and complex tertiary referrals from other surgeons from all over the North of England. 

Mr Clough gained extensive training in these areas through an International Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship in Canada.  During his training, he won both the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Sanofi-Synthelabo Prize and the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Travelling Fellowship Prize.

He consults for several professional Premiership & Championship League football clubs, Super League rugby teams and a range of other elite professional sports organisations.

He has a particular interest in sporting ankle injuries, ankle arthroscopy, ankle and big toe joint replacement surgery and bunion surgery.  He is regularly invited as Faculty to National and International meetings, has been invited onto the International Faculty evaluating ankle joint replacement design, is a specialist Advisor to NICE for the Interventional Procedures Programme and is Deputy Editor of ‘The Foot’ Journal.

He has published articles on ankle and big toe joint replacements, daycase forefoot surgery and the role of PRP in plantar fasciitis.  Mr Clough is a keen teacher, is Clinical Supervisor and trainer to the Wrightington Fellow on BOA Orthopaedic Leadership programme, is an elected member of the Outcomes Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, is on the International Advisory Board of the peer reviewed journal, is Deputy Editor of the journal ‘The Foot’, and has sat as External Examiner for the School of Medicine BMSc programme at the University of Dundee.

Clinical Interests

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle and Hindfoot arthritis
  • Bunion surgery
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Ankle Replacement surgery
  • Ankle instability
  • Hallux valgus (bunion)
  • Joint replacement surgery to the big toe
  • Sports injuries of the ankle and foot
  • Ligament injuries in the ankle and foot
  • Ankle and Foot fractures
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Neuroma
  • Hammer/Claw/Curly toe deformities
  • Plantar fasciitis/Heel pain
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • PRP injections
  • Osteoarthritis injections
  • Flat feet
  • Rheumatoid foot conditions

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons