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Mr Joby Jacob George Malal qualified in 1998 from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He did his Post Graduate Orthopaedic training at Sion (LTMMC) Hospital, Mumbai, gaining his Master of Surgery degree from Mumbai University. He holds a Diploma in Orthopaedics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai and is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations. He was a gold medallist in his post graduate Orthopaedic training. He has completed a Masters degree in Health Sciences and Practise from the University of Central Lancashire. He was appointed to the Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training programme of Mersey Deanery in 2006, gaining his FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2010 and was awarded the CCT in 2012. He did his post CCT fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery at the world renowned Liverpool Upper Limb Unit.
He has published and presented widely on various topics in Orthopaedics and is an invited faculty at Shoulder Courses.
Areas of special interest:
Arthroscopic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty including Reverse Polarity Shoulder Replacements
Shoulder impingement syndromes
Acromio Clavicular joint pathology
Recurrent Shoulder Instability
Rotator cuff disorders
Sports injuries of shoulder and elbow
Complex upper limb trauma, including arthroplasty for trauma
Tendonitis and nerve entrapment syndromes of upper limb
Dupuytren’s contracture of hand
Finger and wrist arthritis
Areas of interest
Arthroscopic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery;
Shoulder joint replacement including Reverse Polarity Shoulder Replacements;
Elbow joint replacement
Shoulder impingement syndromes;
Acromio Clavicular joint pathology;
Recurrent Shoulder Instability;
Rotator cuff disorders;
Sports injuries of shoulder and elbow;
Complex upper limb trauma, including arthroplasty for trauma;
Tendonitis and nerve entrapment syndromes of upper limb;
Dupuytren’s contracture of hand;
Finger and wrist arthritis;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb surgery),
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,
Arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder
Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
Arthroscopic sub acromial decompression
Shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty
Gold Medallist for Diploma in Orthopaedics exam.
1. Superior Labral Anterior Posterior lesions of the Shoulder.
Malal JJ, Khan Y, Farrar G, Waseem M.
Open Orthop J. 2013;7:356-60.
2. An over view of shoulder instability and its management.
Farrar NG, Malal JJ, Fischer J, Waseem M.
Open Orthop J. 2013;7:338-46.
3. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty – A literature review
Mahmood A, Malal JJ, Waseem M.
Open Orthop J. 2013;7:366-72.
4. The painful shoulder: shoulder impingement syndrome.
Khan Y, Nagy MT, Malal J, Waseem M.
Open Orthop J. 2013;7:347-51.
5. Proximal Humeral Fractures: a review of current concepts.
Widnall JC, Dheerendra SK, Malal JJ, Waseem M.
Open Orthop J. 2013;7:361-5.
6. Outcomes of open sub acromial decompression after failed arthroscopic acromioplasty.
A Pillai, V Eranki, JJG Malal, G Nimon.
ISRN Surg. 2012;2012:806843.
7. A cadaveric study of blood supply to the first metatarsal head and vessels at risk with a chevron osteotomy.
JJG Malal, J Shaw-Dunn, CS Kumar
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89:2018-22.
8. Tarsal joint fusion using memory compression staples – a study of ten cases.
JJG Malal, G Hegde and RD Ferdinand
The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2006 Mar-Apr;45(2):113-7.
- FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons 2010
- Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training (Trauma & Orthopaedics), 2012
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
0333 012 4051
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue - (5-50)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)
Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
Dilatation of stricture under imaging control - (1-5)
Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
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