Mr Francesc Malagelada

Mr Francesc Malagelada


Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Foot and Ankle)

Special Interests:

  • Trauma and sports injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bunions and lesser toes deformities
  • Foot and ankle arthritis and replacement
  • Diabetic and rheumatic foot conditions
  • Achilles tendinitis and ruptures
  • Ankle ligament reconstruction surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat foot or cavus foot
  • Surgical and non-surgical therapies


Mr Francesc Malagelada specializes in all aspects of the foot and ankle, involving degenerative conditions, sports injuries and complex trauma.

Whenever possible he performs minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or arthroscopy (keyhole) using the latest techniques.
He is actively involved in research and has published extensively in the most respected international journals and textbooks in the field of orthopaedics.

He has been awarded the esteemed ESSKA-AFAS fellowship to conduct research by the Ankle & Foot section of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.
Mr. Malagelada is the only Foot & Ankle surgeon in London to provide consultation in Spanish and/or Catalan when necessary.


Qualifying from the Top Spanish Medical School, University of Barcelona in 2005, he undertook his Trauma and Orthopaedics training in Spain and the UK at the most prestigious institutions including The Royal London or The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He undertook his BOFAS accredited Foot & Ankle fellowship in Windsor, UK.

Since 2017 he has been practicing as a consultant in the largest Trauma Center in the UK, The Royal London Hospital where he joined a world-renowned team of orthopaedic surgeons.

International Presentations

What is the purpose of Kager’s fat pad in the ankle. An anatomical and biomechanical study

Malagelada F, Stephens J, Dalmau-Pastor M, Vega J, Calder J

18th ESSKA Congress, Glasgow, UK, May 2018

Open vs Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis

Malagelada F

1st BOFAS Advanced Foot and Ankle Forum, Windsor, UK, 21st-22nd April 2016

Percutaneous Osteotomy of the fifth metatarsal for bunionette correction: an anatomic study

Malagelada F, Dalmau-Pastor M, Fargues B, Vega J, Manzanares MC.

GRECMIP 4th International Congress of Foot & Ankle MIS, Barcelona, Spain, 2nd-4th July 2015

Impact of the Ponseti treatment method on parents and caregivers of children with clubfoot: comparing coping strategies between two urban populations in Europe and Africa.

Malagelada F, Mayet S, Firth G, Ramachandran M

EFORT 16th Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 27th-29th May 2015

Plate fixation of high-energy Lisfranc fractures

Malagelada F, Sahirad C, Parker L, Heidari N

VIII Annual Meeting of the Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society (RLHOTS), UK, 22nd May 2015

Does obesity and femoral head size affect the outcome of Birmingham hip resurfacing?

Malagelada F, Barke S, Stafford G, McMinn D, Field R

EFORT 15th Congress, London, UK. 4th-6th June 2014

Treatment of pathologic fractures in osteosarcomas by amputation or limb salvage

Malagelada F, Trullols L, Peiro A, Gracia I

SECOT 49th, Spanish National Congress, Malaga (Spain). 3rd-5th October 2012.

Arthroscopic release of the suprascapular nerve due to paralabral cysts

Malagelada F, Vilaro J

SCCOT Symposium, Barcelona. 17th June 2010

Infectious spondylodiscitis in our area

Malagelada F, Tibau R, Sanchez J, Sales R, Auleda J

45th SECOT, Spanish National Congress, Valencia (Spain). 1st-3rd October 2008

Arthroscopic All-inside Talofibular Ligament repair through a three-portal and no ankle distraction technique.

Vega J, Dalmau-Pastor M, Malagelada F, Pena F.

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. 2018. In Press

Osteotomy of the external tibial plateau as a treatment of a malunion in a proximal tibial fracture.

Malagelada F, Colom B, Auleda J.

XXXIV Catalan Comarcal Hospitals Symposium, Calella, Barcelona (Spain). 18th April 2008

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