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- Foot & Ankle
Nima Heidari is an expert orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who specialises in treating all conditions of foot and ankle including sports injuries, fractures as well as arthritis and deformity. He also treats complications of previous surgery such as infection related to fracture fixation and osteomyelitis. He has set up the bone infection and limb reconstruction unit at The Royal London Hospital, the largest trauma centre in the UK and one the busiest in Europe.
He has recently been awarded a Visiting Professorship at the George Emil Palade University of Medicine in Targu Mures.
Professor Heidari’s guiding principle is to put the patient at the centre of his approach to care. Arriving at the correct diagnosis is key. This requires patience and open mindedness to listen, assess and examine the patient in order to understand the true nature of their problem. He is in the privileged position of having many referrals from colleagues both in his NHS and private practice where the patients have had a complication or have a complex problem requiring his unique and specialist skills.
He works with a group of internationally acclaimed surgeons and doctors: Orthopaedic Specialists. In the setting of this exceptional multi-disciplinary team, patients are guaranteed a quick and accurate diagnosis and a personalised care plan.
Author of over 80 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and several book chapters, Professor Heidari has written extensively about all aspects of foot and ankle injuries and their treatment as well as techniques for limb reconstruction and minimally invasive techniques of fracture fixation. He has a particular interest in joint preservation for arthritis with the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve and enhance the accuracy of clinical decisions, reduce risk by mitigating bias and guiding treatment. He has developed and published on proprietary machine-learning predictive algorithms which mitigate less-represented-class bias in data.
He is very aware of the profound effect foot and ankle pain or injury can have on a person’s quality of life. The foot is an extremely complex organ with many possible sources of pain and dysfunction. The approach to each individual’s problem needs to be bespoke to deal with their unique set of issues, whether surgical or non-surgical, he aims to provide his patients with the best and most optimal treatment.
Areas of interest
Foot & ankle:-
Ankle joint preserving surgery for arthritis;
Great toe bunion correction;
Arthritis of the foot and great toe;
Reconstruction of the foot following trauma;
Complex foot and ankle fractures;
Adult flat foot (pes planus);
Adult high arch (pes cavus);
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle. ~
Lower limb reconstruction:-
Limb lengthening (with external fixators and intramedullary devices);
Treatment of bone infection;
Complex post-trauma reconstruction. ~
Complex intra-articular fractures of the lower limb;
Complex foot fracture including... lis franc, calcaneus, talus, cuboid, navicular
- Amanda Welsh
- Orthopaedic Specialists 18-22 Queen Anne Street London W1G 8HU
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Samuel Pambakian Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
My NHS practice is at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, London. I treat some of the most complex lower limb injuries seen at the Royal London Hospital which is one of the busiest Trauma units in Europe. My areas of subspecialist interest include the treatment of the conditions of Foot & Ankle, complex lower limb trauma and complex reconstruction of the lower limb including correction of deformities and limb length discrepancy.
My past research includes:
The effect of mesenchymal stem cells on the integration and remodelling of impaction grafting
The response of physis to injury
Many anatomical studies related to surgical techniques
My current areas of research includes the role of infection in degenerative diseases of the skeleton
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Clinical Training
Synthes Travelling Fellowship
OrthoSolutions Travelling Fellowship
Bank of Austria Visiting Scientist Program Grant
Medical University of Graz
EFORT Foundation Travelling Fellowship
British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Persian (Farsi) - Native or bilingual
I have over 80 peer reviewed publications:
Courses offered to GPs
Many talks are available here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrthopaedicSpecialists/videos
- MBBS St George's Medical School, University of London 1998
- MSc (Surgical Sciences) University College London 2004
- FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
Reference number 4518475
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Limb Reconstruction Society
Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
- Harley Street Specialist Hospital;
- 11:00 - 20:00
- The London Clinic
- 13:30 - 17:30
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Postoperative information and contact details are provided at the hospital where inpatient surgery is undertaken
+44 20 7046 8001