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Mr Mahbub Alam

Mabs Alam

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Last updated: 3 May 2020

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  • Hip

About me

Mr Mahbub (Mabs) Alam was appointed a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Barking, Redbridge, Havering Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2014. He grew up in Bethnal Green and read Medicine at University College London, receiving a Goldsmith’s Guild Scholarship. He also captained the Hockey team. After gaining BSc (Hon) and MBBS degree’s, his initial surgical training included the surgical rotation at Bart’s and the London, where he developed his passion for Orthopaedics, Knee Surgery and Sports Injuries.

On gaining Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Mr Alam went on to complete a Master of Surgery (MS) research degree in Biomechanics and Bioengineering at Imperial College London, receiving awards from the Arthritis Research Campaign, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Hammersmith Hospitals Trustees. This research degree involved developing and validating a novel measuring device for diagnosing and monitoring knee ligament injuries, including the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL & PLC complex. During this period Mr Alam published in international journals on topics related to knee injuries, knee diagnosis, kneecap dislocations, patellar tendinopathy, computer navigated/robotic surgery and total knee replacement biomechanics and bioengineering.

Mr Alam was then appointed to the NE Thames (RLH) Orthopaedic & Trauma rotation. After being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery in 2012, Mr Alam was appointed to the Specialist Register. He then completed the Knee and Lower Limb Trauma fellowship at University Hospitals Southampton (UHS), having been trained in all aspects of Knee Surgery, particularly complex and revision ACL and multi-ligament surgery, unicompartmental knee resurfacing/replacement and revision knee replacements. UHS is the UK centre for the European Knee Fellowship.

Throughout his training, Mr Alam undertook clinical and biomechanical research and has published widely and presented internationally. Topics include:
• Knee Ligament (ACL and multi-ligament) Injury Diagnosis, Monitoring & Outcomes
• Total Knee Replacement Function and Biomechanics
• Computer Navigated/Robotic Surgery of the Knee
• Patellar/Kneecap Instability and MPFL Reconstruction
• Patellar Tendinopathy or Tendinitis (“Jumper’s Knee”)
• Blood Clots (VTE or DVT/PE) following Total Knee and Hip Replacement
• Achilles Tendon Functional Anatomy


Mr Alam is a reviewer for the Bone & Joint Journal and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He is involved in education outside of Medicine, teaching and mentoring students for GCSE’s and career guidance in Tower Hamlets. He is a keen chess player and continues to play hockey, but has steadily seen his role in his club decline from the 1st team down to the 3rd.

Mr Alam is happily married with a young daughter who continues to charm and surprise him every day.

Areas of interest

Knee Arthroscopy, Meniscal Surgery, Meniscal Repair, Cartilage Surgery
Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction, MCL, LCL, ALL, PLC, PCL Reconstruction, All Knee Ligament Surgery
Partial (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement (Medial, Lateral or Patellafemoral)
Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Short Hip Replacement
Revision Total Knee Replacement
High Tibial Osteotomy

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Procedures completed

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (5-50)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • W7420

    Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)

    Ramsay Oaks Hospital (1-5)

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