Speciality: Orthopaedic Surgery and Treatments
Sub Speciality: Foot and ankle surgery and trauma
Year of first medical qualification: 1991
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society British Orthopaedic Association
Current NHS/University Post: The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mr Walker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a particular interest in conditions of the foot and ankle. This includes arthroscopic and open surgery, together with Ilizarov techniques for deformity correction. He specialises in difficult conditions and often provides second opinions and surgery for complex problems.
He studied at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 1981. Following this he undertook his surgical training in London and was awarded Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England in 1986 and 1987. He was appointed to a research fellowship in Liverpool and also a surgical fellowship at Wrightington Hospital. He achieved his Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1993. Prior to taking up his Consultant post he visited foot and ankle centres in the USA at Oakland, Seattle and Baltimore.
He was appointed to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 1994 and set up the hospital’s foot and ankle service. He is Associate Clinical Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Directorate and is Chairman of the hospital’s Techniques and Medical Devices Group.
He has achieved wide recognition in the world of foot and ankle surgery and regularly lectures at national and international meetings. He is Course Director of the Liverpool Forefoot Course.
He was President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society from 2007-8 representing the Society on national and international issues. He was appointed Director of the Society in 2009.
He has provided opinion for radio and newspaper articles and provided commentary on the effects of high heels on the foot in Channel Fours “Embarrassing Bodies”
Chris is married with three sons. He coaches one of his son’s rugby team and enjoys sailing.
Selected Publications in order of publication:
Langford, R.M.; Ferris, B.D.; Walker, C.R. Tracheal Shift: A New Sign in Cervicothoracic Dislocation. British J. of Accident Surg. (Injury). 1989
Investigation of the 3-Dimensional Morphology of the Bone-Prosthesis Interface using a Confocal Scanning Light Microscope - M.Ch.(Orth) Degree, University of Liverpool, 1990
Goodacre, T.E.E.; Walker, C.R.; Jawad, A.S.; Jackson, A.M.; Brough, M.D. Donor Site Morbidity following Osseocutaneous Free Fibula Transfer. British J. of Plastic Surg. 1990.
Ferris, B.D.; Walker, C.R.; Jackson, A.M.; Kirwan, E.O’G. The Orthopaedic Management of Hypophosphataemic Rickets J. of Paediatric Orthopaedics 1991.
Walker, C.R.; Ransford, A.O.; Stevens, J.M.; Crockard, H.A. Atlanto-axial Subluxation: In situ Fusion Resulting in Progressive Neurological Deficit. Spine 1992.
Cunningham, R.; Walker, C.R.; Ridgeway, E. Prosthetic Hip Infection associated with a Penicillin Tolerant Group B Streptococcus J. of Infection 1992.
Johnson, R.; Walker, C.R.; Harvey, I.; Barry, K.; Elloy, M.A. Five to Eight Year Review of the Johnson-Elloy (Accord) Total Knee Replacement J. of Arthroplasty 1992.
Gash, A.; Walker, C.R.; Carty, H. Complete Photopoenia of the Femoral Head on Radionucleide Bone Scanning in Septic Arthritis of the Hip Journal of Radiology 1995
Palit, A.; Ritchie, D.A.; Gupta, N.; Walker, C.R.; Helliwell, T. Pictorial Review of Diabetic Foot Infection . Eur Radiology 2000
Santini, A.; Walker, C.R. Fusion of the First MTP Joint using a Low Profile Plate Foot & Ankle Surgery 2001
Padmakumar, C.; Ritchie, D.A.; Walker, C.R. An Abnormal Joint between Medial Malleolus and Navicular – A source of late onset pain in treated CTEV. Foot & Ankle Surgery 2001, Vol 7(4). 207-215
A Sinha, SP Sirikonda, N Giotakis, CR Walker Corrective Lengthening fibular osteotomy in mal-united ankle fractures Foot and Ankle International. 2008, Nov. 29(11). 1136 – 40.
SKV Pydah, EM Toh, SP Sirikonda, CR Walker The correction of the intermetatarsal angle following fusion of the first metatarsophalageal joint: What can we expect? Foot and Ankle International. 2009, May. 30(5) 415-418