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Mr Joby George Malal has a clinical practise dedicated to diagnosing and treating problems of the upper limb (Shoulder, Elbow and Hands). He underwent higher surgical training at the Mersey (Liverpool) Deanery gaining his CCT (Specialist Accreditation) in 2012. He acquired further subspecialist knowledge and expertise in his field by undertaking fellowship training at the world renowned Liverpool Upper Limb Unit before being appointed as a Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon in 2013. He believes in a holistic approach to treating patients under his care and ensures an unhurried consultation, giving adequate time to discuss the problem at hand and consider various treatment options available. Where appropriate, he uses the most advanced, minimally invasive and evidence based surgical techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems ensuring the best possible results. He is also an experienced joint replacement surgeon. A team of specialist anaesthetists and therapists work with him, ensuring a speedy return to function and normal life.
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 in Orthopaedic Surgery
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
Reference number 6056139
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, cyst, bursa - (5-50)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)
Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (1-5)
Primary open or arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation procedure (including labral/SLAP/tendon repair) - (1-5)
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