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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
Mr Makki's practice covers a full range of arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery, including ASAD, arthroscopic and open shoulder stabilisation, SLAP repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, shoulder replacement and fixation of upper limb fractures. He also undertakes a broad range of elbow, wrist and hand procedures. Mr Makki has a special expertise in one of the latest arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder called “the superior capsular reconstruction” whereby a piece of human tissue called Dermal allograft is used to replace the irreparable rotator cuff tendon.
He qualified from the Lebanese university medical school in 2001.He completed his basic surgical training in the East of England Deanery and underwent later a specialist training on the Mersey Deanery rotation. He developed an interest in upper limb surgery and undertook higher training at the internationally renowned Wrightington Upper Limb Unit. He subsequently pursued a one-year advanced training fellowship in shoulder surgery in Manchester.
In addition to his surgical qualifications, Mr Makki has a BSc in biology and a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has a keen interest in research and has published several articles (27 studies so far) in scientific journals. More recently, he has published a chapter on shoulder arthroplasty in a major shoulder textbook. He presented research at national and international scientific meetings. He is a faculty member on the Wrightington basic science course for higher surgical trainees.
Mr Makki enjoys travelling, running and sports in general. He likes classical music and has recently started learning the violin.
Lead of "Enhanced Recovery Program" at St Albans City Hospital
Lead for junior doctors in training
Areas of interest
Shoulder arthroscopy for sports injuries, biceps tenodesis
;Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction for failed or irreparable rotator cuff tendons;Shoulder replacement
Elbow and hand nerve release, PRP injection for tennis elbow
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Current NHS consultant posts held
West Hertfordshire NHS Trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
- French - Fluent
Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery 2.10.3 (2016): Bone and joint infections: J Mahaluxmivala and D Makki
Makki D, Abdalla S, El Gamal TA, Harvey D, Jackson G, Platt S. Is it necessary to change instruments between sampling sites when taking multiple tissue specimens in musculoskeletal infections?
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Jun 18:1-3.
Makki D, Naikoti K, Murali R. Magnetic resonance imaging signal artefacts from invisible metal debris following surgery to the elbow.
Shoulder Elbow. 2018 Apr;10(2):133-135
Makki D, Elgamal T, Evans P, Harvey D, Jackson G, Platt S. The orthopaedic manifestation and outcomes of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia.
Bone Joint J. 2017 Nov;99-B(11):1545-1551
Makki D, Matar HE, Jacob N, Lipscombe S, Gudena R. Comparison of the
reconstruction trochanteric antigrade nail (TAN) with the proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) in the management of reverse oblique intertrochanteric hip fractures. Injury 2015; 46(12):2389-93
Makki D, Duodu J, Nixon M. Prevalence and pattern of upper limb involvement in
cerebral palsy.J Child Orthop.2014; 8(3):215-9
Makki D. A simple diagnostic sign for rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(5):1020-1
Makki D, Alameddine M, Al Khateeb H, Packer G.The efficacy of patient
information sheets in wrist arthroscopy: A randomised controlled trial
Journal of orthopaedic Surgery 2011;19(1) :85-8
Makki D, Al Najjar H, Walkay G, Ramkumar U, Watson A J, Allen PW.
Osteosynthesis of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures: long term review
of 47 cases J Bone Joint Surg Br 2010;92(5):693-700
Makki D, Nawabi DH, Francis R, Hamed AR, Hussein AA. Is the outcome of
caudal epidural injection affected by patient positioning? (A randomised trial)
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010;1;35(15): E687-90
Makki D, Khazim R, Zaidan AA, Ravi K, Toma T. Single photon emission
computerized tomography (SPECT) scan-positive facet joints and other spinal
structures in a hospital-wide population with spinal pain. Spine J. 2010
;10(1):58-62. Epub 2009 Jul 29
Makki D, Watson A J. Septic trochanteric bursitis in an adolescent. Am J Orthop.
2010; 39(1): E1-E3
Hamed AR, Makki D, Chari R, Packer G. Double- versus single-incision
technique for open carpal tunnel release: A Randomised Trial. Orthopedics. 2009
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