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Mr El-Tawil is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee and hip surgery. His NHS base is at London North West University Healthcare Trust, where he is Lead for Patient Outcomes following knee and hip replacement surgery.
His private practice is at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow.
He has specialist experience in complex knee and hip surgery having worked alongside some of the most renowned orthopaedic surgeons in the world, in three prestigious international fellowships:
-The Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI) in Australia
-The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham
-The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.
At these centres, he mastered state-of-the-art techniques in knee and hip surgery directly from pioneer surgeons; he continues to perform these latest techniques for his current patients.
His undergraduate years were spent at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London where he graduated in 2005 with distinction and a First-Class Honours BSc degree.
His higher surgical training occurred in hospitals across London, including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital where he became advanced in complex trauma due to their air ambulance.
He was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014, entering the GMC Specialist Register in 2015. Completing an MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he was awarded the Highest Achiever Prize for his work into computer-assisted knee surgery.
He is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, most recently the Royal Society of Medicine President’s Prize for work into patient outcomes following knee replacement.
He is an examiner on numerous orthopaedic courses and is the author of several research publications including a major Cochrane Review, and "The Unhappy Knee" for which he received the Best Arthroplasty Paper Award whilst in Sydney.
He is a Clinical & Educational Supervisor for orthopaedic surgical trainees on the North Thames rotation.
Areas of interest
Specialist in: Knee keyhole surgery (arthroscopy), Knee meniscus tear repair (torn cartilage); Knee cruciate ligament injuries & reconstruction (ACL ruptures); Revision ACL reconstruction; Knee cartilage defect repair & regeneration; Osteotomy (leg realignment surgery); Knee Replacement (arthritis); Robotic knee replacement; Revision knee replacement; Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental, unicondylar, patello-femoral replacement); Patella maltracking or dislocation (kneecap instability, MPFL Reconstruction, Tibial tuberosity transfer); Patellar & quadriceps knee tendon repair & reconstruction; Knee injections (hyaluronic acid, PRP platelet rich plasma); Knee sports injuries; Hip Replacement; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; Fracture fixation
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Vivian Sathianathan Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
London North West University Healthcare Trust (LNWUHT), Harrow
-Royal Society of Medicine President’s Prize
-Royal College of Surgeons Ethicon Foundation Award
-The Bill Walter Snr Award for Best Paper in Arthroplasty, The Mater Hospital, Sydney
-Prof Marsh Prize for top achieving student in MSc Trauma & Orthopaedics, UCL
-HCA International Foundation Award for Travelling Fellowship
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Conversational
• Do Patients Accurately Represent Their Experiences After Hip and Knee Replacements? Cureus. Jan 2021
• PROMs in total knee replacement: analysis of negative outcomes. Ann R Coll Surg Eng Aug 2020
• Multifactorial analysis of dissatisfaction after primary total knee replacement. Knee. May 2017
• The State-of-the-Art: The Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Risk Factors of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Journal of ISAKOS. July 2016
• Cochrane Systematic Review: Quinine for muscle cramps. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015.
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