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Mr Al-Nammari is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon based at Ipswich Hospital. His private practice receives patients from across Suffolk, North Essex and further afield.
Mr. Al-Nammari went to Medical school in Edinburgh and this was followed by a scholarship to the University of Oxford where he was awarded a distinction for his final dissertation. His general surgical training, of four years, was in Edinburgh and London. This was followed by Orthopaedic training for six further years on the prestigious Royal London Rotation where he began to specialise in Foot and Ankle surgery. He subsequently received awards from the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle society, European Foot & Ankle Society and the Royal College of Surgeons that allowed him to gain two further of years of advanced fellowship training purely in Foot & Ankle at centres of excellence across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Mr. Al-Nammari maintains an active research interest and has published book chapters, over forty peer reviewed scientific papers and has presented over fifty pieces of scientific work at national and international meetings. He is committed to surgical innovation and has previously published a variety of new surgical techniques- including for severe bunions, joint preservation in ankle arthritis and complex ankle fractures.
He is a scientific reviewer for several Orthopaedic and Foot & Ankle surgery specific journals and continues to be involved in the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees from the University of Cambridge and across the east of England.
His elective surgical practice deals exclusively with foot and ankle problems. This high degree of subspecialisation allows him to offer his patients the most up to date advice and treatment.
Areas of interest
All musculoskeletal Foot and Ankle problems; Bunions; Hallux valgus; Ankle replacement; Sports injuries; Sports surgery; Plantar fasciitis; Heel pain; Morton’s neuroma; Toe deformity; Hammer toes; Mallet toes; Claw toes; Minimally invasive surgery; Ankle arthroscopy; Subtalar arthroscopy; Key hole surgery; Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Ankle pain; Foot pain; Ankle sprain; Ankle ligament reconstruction; Metatarsalgia; Cartilage injury; Microfracture; Ankle arthritis; Foot arthritis; Big toe arthritis; Hallux rigidus; Toe joint replacement; Cartiva; Toe surgery; Cheilectomy; Ankle fusion; Midfoot fusion; Toe fusion; First metatarsophalangeal joint fusion; Forefoot reconstruction; Tendon repair; Tendon transfer; Achilles repair; Achilles rupture; Tendinopathy; Tendonitis; Shockwave therapy; Shock wave; Flatfoot reconstruction; Revision surgery; Osteotomy; Arthrodesis; Trauma; Ankle fracture; Leg pain; Joint pain; Stress fractures; Fracture non-union; Second opinion in complex cases
- Claire Piper
- The Suffolk Foot & Ankle Clinic Gilmour Piper 10 Fonnereau Road Ipswich IP1 3JP
- 01473 217592
- 01473 286646
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
I maintain an active research interest and am committed to advancing the field of Foot & Ankle surgery. My current research interests include minimally invasive surgery in high risk patients, novel surgical treatments for hallux valgus, ankle instability and cartilage regeneration. I have published book chapters, over forty peer reviewed scientific papers and have presented over fifty pieces of scientific work at national and international meetings. I am committed to surgical innovation and have previously described and published a variety of new surgical techniques- including for bunions, joint preservation in ankle arthritis and complex ankle fractures.
I am a scientific reviewer for several Orthopaedic and Foot & Ankle surgery specific journals.
I continue to be involved in the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees- training medical students from the University of Cambridge and junior Orthopaedic surgeons from across the east of England deanery.
Beyond my passion for my work, I enjoy spending time with my young family and, when time permits, the great outdoors with interests in sailing, snowboarding, fishing and travel.
I have been fortunate to receive-
Scholarship from the University of Oxford
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Gold Medal Fellowship Award
European Foot & Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship Award
The Royal College of Surgsons Ethicon Fellowship Bursary
I have published book chapters, over forty scientific papers and I have presented at numerous national and international meetings.
For a complete list of my publications please visit-
“The patterns of injury and management of cuboid fractures: a retrospective case series.” The Bone & Joint Journal July 2016, 98-B(7):1003-1008.
“The use of tibial osteotomy (ankle plafondplasty) for joint preservation of ankle deformity and early arthritis.” Foot & Ankle Clinics of North America March 2016,21(1): 15-26.
“Management of ankle injuries.” The British Medical Journal December 2015, 15;351:h6698.
“Double first metatarsal and akin osteotomy for severe hallux valgus.” Foot & Ankle International October 2015, 36(10): 1215-1222.
“Management of achilles tendon injury: A current concepts systematic review.” World Journal of Orthopaedics May 2015, 18;6(4):380-386.
“The inadequacy of musculoskeletal knowledge in graduating medical students in the United Kingdom.” The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (America) April 2015; 97(7): 36.
“Surgical management of the forefoot in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis- a review article.” The Open Orthopaedics Journal March 2015, 31; 9: 78-83.
“A 72 year old lady with a painful leg after a fall.” The British Medical Journal February 2015, 25; 350:h585.
“Fragility fractures of the ankle in the frail elderly patient: treatment with a long calcaneotalotibial nail.” The Bone & Joint Journal June 2014; 96-B: 817-822.
“A Surgeon's guide to advances in the pharmacological management of acute Charcot neuroarthropathy.” Foot and Ankle Surgery December 2013;19(4):212-217.
“Positioning of compartment pressure monitors in lower limb fractures.” Emergency Medicine Journal December 2010;27(12):954-5.
“The inadequacy of musculoskeletal knowledge following foundation training in the United Kingdom”. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British Edition) November 2009;91(11):1413-8.
“Septic arthritis in haemodialysis patients: a seven-year multi-centre review”. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery April 2008;16(1):54-7.
“Tarsal tunnel syndrome as a complication of total ankle athroplasty: a case report.” Foot & Ankle International March 2008;29(3):347-50.
Courses offered to GPs
I provide regular talks to local GP's and Allied Health Professionals through the Nuffield Hospital Ipswich and Gilmour Piper.
- MBChB University of Edinburgh 2001
- MRCS The Royal College of Surgeons 2005
- MSc(Oxon.) University of Oxford 2012
- FRCS(Tr&Orth) The Royal College of Surgeons 2013
- Foot & Ankle Advanced Fellowship Training The Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 2014
- Travelling Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery European Foot & Ankle Society 2013
- Travelling Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery The Rizzolli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
British Orthopaedic Association
European Foot & Ankle Society
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic & Trauma Society
Bone & Joint Journal (Scientific Reviewer)
Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Scientific Reviewer)
- Gilmour Piper, 10 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, IP1 3JP
- 17:00 - 19:00
- 01473 217592
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