Ian Winson is one of the senior orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. He has had a special interest in the problems of the foot and ankle for most of his consultant career.
He has been 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. He is one of the leaders of a course that trains surgeons in these techniques.
His research interests are based largely in the area of the practice of foot and ankle care and include research on the function of the foot and ankle through to the outcome of complex foot and ankle surgery.
He has been fortunate to train surgeons from all around the world as well as colleagues in the UK.