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Anthony Perera M.D.

  • Spire Cardiff (UK)
  • 13 years of practice in F&A + Sports Med
  • International Cricket Team Physician
  • F+A surgeon to elite rugby in England and Wales
  • Board of International Ankle Instability Group

Doctor Perera is an expert orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon based at the Spire Hospital in Cardiff in with fellowship training in Europe and the USA. His areas of expertise lie in treating sports injuries, ankle sprains, and ankle instability. He passionately believes in developing a personalized approach to every patient using a vast range of conservative or surgical procedures available.

His orthopedic training was undertaken by completing fellowships with leading foot and ankle surgeons across Europe and the USA. For this work, he was subsequently awarded the top prize by the British Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society in 2008. Mr. Perera is now a recognized national leader in the field of minimally invasive bunion surgery which offers specific advantages for many patients and also teaches this technique to other surgeons across the UK and USA.

Mr. Perera has also been invited to publish his work and lecture around the world including in America and China. He routinely publishes research on foot and ankle surgery and has won several national awards for this. In 2013, he was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Laing Buisson Awards for the Medical Practice category. He is currently a vice president for the International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle and is a board member of the International Ankle Instability Group.

Foot on pickleball court with VeroAnkle brace on ankle


Over the last 20 years, we have seen an increase in re-injury rates after an ankle sprain, with more patients requiring surgery.

Our view is that ankle bracing could reduce the re-injury rate, but we could not find one that met the needs of our patients.

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