Mr Matthew Solan
Orthopaedic &
Trauma Surgeon

Mr Matthew Solan
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

As an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon I specialise in the treatment of broken bones, sprains, tendon problems and sports injuries in adults and in children. Early rehabilitation and return to function is my philosophy. Far too many injuries are “wrapped up” in A&E with a frustrating and unnecessarily long recovery as a result. Does your wrist need a cast, or would a splint be better? Are the crutches essential? Many ankle and foot injuries heal faster if you begin to walk on them promptly.

I have a special interest in foot and ankle problems. These include sports injuries, foot pain, ankle pain and heel pain. Whether the problem is from tendons, lumps and bumps (such as bunions), arthritis, toe problems or changing foot shapes, a precise diagnosis and treatment plan can make a world of difference to every step you take.

Areas of Expertise

Under 18’s

Mr Matthew Solan manages fractures and orthopaedic problems in all age groups with the exception of newborns. Please be aware that each of the facilities he works from has different rules regarding consultations and treatments for under 18 and under 16 year old patients.  Please check carefully when you make your appointment.  Thank you.


A&E not quite sure about you injury?
Long wait for Fracture Clinic appointment?
Do you really need to be in plaster?

These questions are common after an injury, and expert assessment by a specialist dedicated to hastening your recovery is essential to minimise the frustration of time spent recovering.


Key hole surgery and other minimally-invasive techniques can, when used in the right situations, allow better healing, less scarring and a reliable recovery. Please do not, however, believe that “key hole surgery” means a miraculous recovery The body still has to heal even if the scars on the skin are small.


Pain and stiffness in the heel, typically when taking first steps first in the morning, is probably from plantar fasciitis (policeman’s heel) or your Achilles tendon. Frequently these conditions recover gradually by themselves – but a proportion of patients suffer for years. A proper assessment of your condition, and your biomechanics, allows a precise treatment plan to be formulated so that your recovery is as quick and complete as possible.


Is an operation really needed?
How soon do I need to get this fixed?
Is there an alternative way to improve my problem?

You may have already seen a specialist, but have you been helped to understand all the available options? There are very few conditions or injuries where there is only one way to deal with it.