Mr Mark Gaston has specialist expertise in and offers the following adult orthopaedic services:
Foot and ankle surgery in adults in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland
Mr Gaston offers specialist orthopaedic surgery at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals for problems of the foot and ankle in adults with deformities of the foot and painful foot problems, including specialist expertise in foot and ankle deformity caused by other diseases, e.g. muscle and nerve disease.
- Flat foot (Plano-valgus foot)
- High arched foot (Cavo-varus foot)
- Bunion surgery (Hallux valgus)
- Toe deformity (curly toes) correction
- Painful nerves in the foot (Morton’s neuroma)
- Surgery for ankle pain, instability and arthritis
- Foot surgery for painful joints e.g. big toe joint
Intramuscular Botox for spasticity carried out under USS guidance
Mr Gaston has established a service for highly accurate intramuscular injections of botox into specific muscles with high tone and spasticity at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals. This can provide significant improvement in function and relief of pain as well as allow for much improved stretching of the muscle groups involved. It is for adults with any condition which has resulted in high muscle tone such as stroke, head injury or multiple sclerosis. It can be done under local anaesthetic cream in the outpatients department in adults. Children with cerebral palsy and other conditons with high tone often also benefit from this treatment in combination with intensive physiotherapy and occasionally casting to stretch muscle groups. Children may require a short, day-case general anaesthetic, but local anaesthetic treatment is also often possible, particularly in older children.
Arthroscopic knee surgery for adolescents and young adults in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland
Mr Gaston performs key hole knee surgery (arthroscopy) for adolescents and young adults. This is for common knee conditions to young perople such as discoid meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, removal of loose bodies, torn cartilage (meniscus) and knee pain. There is rapid access to this surgery and it can be performed as a day case, with rapid recovery times. Please contact us for more details.