Ian Winson is one of the most senior orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. He has a special interest in the problems of the foot and ankle for most of his consultant career. He has been a President of the British Foot and Ankle Society, of the European Foot and Ankle Society and most recently President of the British Orthopaedic Association.
He has extensive experience of treating all the disorders affecting the structure of the foot and ankle from trauma through complex deformity to arthritis and the effects of diabetes.
He has treated patients who have been top class rugby players, footballers and cricketers.
He has been involved in the design of devices used in the surgery of the foot and ankle especially an ankle replacement.
He is perhaps best known for his work on arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques for the treatment of foot and ankle disorders designed to limit the risks of surgery. This has been extensively supported by his colleagues in particularly the South West of the UK. The desire to see these techniques reliably used to the benefit of patients has led to the production of an advanced course in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy. He has designed this course particularly conjunction with his highly experienced colleague Steve Parsons with whom he leads Foot and Ankle World Wide, which is designed as a educational and advice clinical company.