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Sports Ankle Injury Assessment Package

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Have you suffered an ankle injury while running or participating in sports?

Ankle pain can severely restrict your mobility and prevent you from engaging in the physical activities you love.

Pain, swelling, bruising and stiffness of the ankle that lasts more than a few days, especially after a trauma during a sporting activity, is a sign of a more significant problem which if addressed could be remedied.

If you’re looking for a rapid assessment of your ankle injury and the best recovery plan, we’ve created an ankle assessment package just for you.

Prices from

£700.00

Book a sports ankle injury assessment today and get the diagnosis you need

Includes:

  • Thorough examination and assessment
  • MRI of ankle
  • Follow-up to establish treatment plan
  • Call 020 3925 1632
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Enquiries & appointments

Get the expert diagnosis you need to move forward with your recovery, without the wait.

For more information or to make an appointment:

Call 020 7467 4344 or fill in your details below to make an enquiry

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Location

King Edward VII's Hospital,
5-10 Beaumont Street,
Marylebone, London W1G 6AA

Your all-inclusive package is just £700.

With this one-stop ankle assessment package, we’ll establish the cause of your ankle problem and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan to get you back to playing sports.

Your package includes:

  • A thorough examination and assessment by one of the UK’s leading consultant foot and ankle specialists
  • A one-part MRI of the ankle
  • Follow up with your consultant to establish a treatment plan
  • If an additional one-part MRI scan is also required, an additional discounted rate of £450 will be chargeable

And with no waiting lists to worry about, you can be seen at a time that suits you, starting the next phase of your recovery right away.

Do I need an ankle assessment?

Ankle injuries are usually caused by a sudden change in direction or burst of movement, such as a sharp twist or roll that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position, and are a common sporting injury.

Common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Warm to the touch
  • Ankle pain when walking, running, or with movement
  • Unable to bear weight on the ankle without pain
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Instability in the ankle
  • Ankle may also look deformed or out of place

If you have torn a ligament in your ankle you may have also felt a popping sensation or heard a popping sound at the time of the injury.

If you are experiencing pain that is affecting your ability to walk, you should seek the advice of a specialist.

Our expertise in diagnosing and treating ankle problems

King Edward VII’s Hospital in London is a world-renowned centre of excellence for orthopaedics, with over 120 years’ experience in diagnosing and treating ankle problems. Our consultant specialists are hand-picked as the leaders in their field, who also work at London teaching hospitals and are involved in the very latest clinical research, looking after top athletes and sports people.

Our team includes Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialists, working collaboratively with consultants to ensure patients receive a personal, tailored treatment plan with one to one support before, during and after surgery.

Insured patients

Our ankle assessment package is for self-funding patients only. However, if you have private medical insurance, you can still access the same high standards of diagnosis and treatment. We work with all the top insurers, so call us today and book an initial consultation with one of our specialists.

Your insurance plan should cover any diagnostic scans required, but you may be liable to pay an excess or shortfall. It is always advisable to check with your provider first before confirming a booking.

Meet your ankle specialist

Mr Tim Sinnett  ›
Tim Sinnett is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at King Edward VII's Hospital,
Special interests include:
Foot Surgery (+ 12 more)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the package cover all types of ankle injuries?

There are a number of different possible sporting ankle injuries. An ankle injury may be a strain, sprain, torn ligaments, fracture or break.

Our expert consultants will assess your ankle and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Do I have to have hurt my ankle during sports to use this package?

No. There are a number of sports which are more likely to cause an ankle injury, such as hiking, running, football, volleyball and skiing.

However, you can also use the package if you have injured your ankle during a slip, trip or fall. Our expert consultants will assess your ankle and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Can I choose which consultant I see?

Absolutely. Self-funding your treatment enables you to choose when you are seen, and who you are seen by. King Edward VII’s Hospital consultants are among the finest in the UK, so you can be sure you are choosing one of the best for your ankle condition.

Is the price fixed irrespective of how complex my ankle problem is?

Any ankle problem would be suitable for this assessment, however if more complex investigation is required, there would be a supplemental cost.

Should your ankle problem be more complex and require further investigations, these will be discussed with you by your consultant, and the normal hospital rates will be charged.

Can I use my private health insurance?

If you have private medical insurance, you can still choose when you are seen and who you are seen by, from the same list of outstanding specialists.

The booking process is a little different. This ‘package’ price has been created for self-funding patients only and is not applicable to patients with private medical insurance.

However, if you have private medical insurance, the costs of consultations, diagnostics and treatment should be covered. Check with your insurance provider that your condition and chosen consultant’s fees are covered as you may have to pay an excess or shortfall, and obtain pre-authorisation before booking. Your insurance provider will likely require a GP referral too.

If you need any help with the process, our team is always on hand. Please call 020 7467 4344.

Do I need a GP referral?

You do not need to have a GP referral for a specialist ankle assessment package, although it would be useful to have one.

How long will the assessment take?

On average a consultation is between 20-30 minutes, with another 15 minutes for imaging.

What happens during an ankle assessment?

Following registration, you will have an initial consultation with one of our consultant ankle specialists who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a full examination of your ankle.

Following an MRI of the ankle, you will have a further consultation with the specialist who will discuss the findings of the examination and MRI and the options to further address your symptoms, which may include physiotherapy, orthotics, further imaging, or surgery.

If further consultations, investigations or procedures are necessary, these can be planned for on the day or later.

Do I need to prepare for an ankle assessment?

It would be useful if you could bring copies of any previous imaging (e.g. x-rays, MRIs etc.), and any details you have relating to previous treatment(s).

What do I wear for an ankle assessment?

The surgeon will want to examine your ankle during the consultation, so it is a good idea to bring a pair of shorts and wear a pair of shoes that are easy to remove. Alternatively we can provide you with a hospital gown.

What are the potential treatment options?

This of course depends on the diagnosis, but in general, treatment can be non-operative in the form of pain killers, orthotics, physiotherapy, or operative in the form of surgery.

Your surgeon will discuss all the treatment options with you before agreeing on a treatment plan.

If I need an operation, will it be done by the consultant who sees me?

Yes, absolutely. Self-funding your treatment enables you to be seen by the same specialist from your very first meeting, to your operation, to your follow up consultation. It is still your choice, and there is no obligation to see the same consultant, but you should be aware that if you choose to see another specialist, they will require you to have an initial consultation prior to any surgery.

Please note: If you need urgent surgical intervention, you may be offered the next available appropriate consultant. Don’t worry, you will be given ample time to meet him or her pre-operatively.