Mr Charalambides has qualified as a medical doctor from the Aristotle University Medical School of Thessaloniki in Greece. Following completion of basic and higher Orthopaedic surgical training at G Papanicolaou University Hospital, he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in June 1994. In England he successfully completed the SpR training in the South West Thames (St George’s Hospital), Orthopaedic training programme and passed the FRCS(Trauma and Ortho) exam. Following completion of two Orthopaedic training programmes, he has gained a wide experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Whittington Hospital, London in October 2002. He is currently an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College Medical School, London. He takes an active role in the training of Orthopaedic higher specialist trainees at the Whittington Hospital.
His special interest is Foot and Ankle surgery, including trauma to the Ankle and Foot in adults and children. Since he was appointed at the Whittington Hospital he has organised and established the Foot and Ankle service where he runs specialist Foot and Ankle clinics and operating lists. As a result he has gained extensive experience in the whole spectrum of adult and paediatric Foot and Ankle disorders.
Most of his practice consists of treating patients suffering from foot and ankle disorders and injuries. He performs lower limb arthroplasties and arthroscopies. He treats all aspects of trauma patients having a special interest in the treatment of complex fractures.
A guide to Foot and Ankle conditions that Mr Charalambides treats include:
- Achilles Tendon disorders and ruptures
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Osteoarthritis
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Diabetic Foot – Charcot joints
- Foot And Ankle injuries
- Forefoot pain, callosities and neuroma
- Flat arches or collapsed foot
- Heel pain – plantar fasciitis
- Ingrowing toe nails
- Lesser toe deformities – Hammer toes
- Stiff big toe (Hallux Rigidus)
He is using minimally invasive (keyhole) treatment including arthroscopic surgery where possible and when indicated to achieve the best results for his patients in order to gain maximum mobility and eliminate their pain.
He has published and lectured widely on various aspects of Orthopaedic and Foot and Ankle Surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Hip & knee problems
- Knee arthroscopy
- Management of trauma patients
- Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
- British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Other posts held
- Whittington Health NHS Trust