Prosthetist is struck off over foot mix-up

A FALSE limbs expert who fitted an artificial left foot to an amputee's right leg was formally struck off the register yesterday.

Prosthetist Malcolm Griffiths failed to spot the blunder during two further check-ups with patient Patrick Morrison, 76, from West Lothian.

A disciplinary hearing of the Health Professions Council was told Mr Griffiths was prepared to admit all 16 charges against him.

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The charges related to the treatment of 11 patients over three years at Edinburgh's Astley Ainslie Hospital.

The regulatory body, sitting in Edinburgh, agreed to Mr Griffith's own request to have his name removed from the professional register.

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