Mr Nick Savva qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1994 before gaining his surgical fellowship in 1998. Mr Savva then spent a further six years' training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedic) in 1997.
Medical Training and Experience
During his training, Mr Savva was selected for two specialist fellowships; the first at Harborview Hospital, Seattle, USA, a level one trauma centre dealing with complex foot and ankle trauma. The second was a 12 month fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery with Mr Terry Saxby at the Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre, Australia. He won both the British and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle travelling fellowships in 2006 and 2008.
Mr Savva enjoys teaching both in the UK and on international courses for those with an interest in foot and ankle surgery. He has a special interest in sports injuries and runs an annual conference on the subject in Ireland.
Mr Savva is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester and is currently a member of the specialist team at the Clinic for Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Lister Hospital in London where he is available to treat private patients.
Mr Nick Savva's Places of Practice
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
Shockwaves are pulses of energy that can pass through any material and travel at near supersonic speeds. Good examples are tremors from a distant earthquake that pass through the earth’s crust. The technology was first used in medicine as a method of breaking up kidney stones from outside the body. The energy of shockwaves is released when the wave passes through an area of sudden change in density. More recently it has been discovered that shockwaves can be used to promote healing, particularly in areas where tissues vary in density such as where a tendon or ligament attaches to bone. Shock wave therapy is also used to alleviate the condition plantar fasciitis, which is a common cause of heel pain.Read full article
Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis or Policeman's heel (heel pain)
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It is often also known by the colloquial name of Policeman’s heel. Fortunately it is a self-limiting condition and in most patients (80-90%) the symptoms will get better within ten months.Read full article
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