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Mr Mohamed A. Imam MD, MSc, D. SportMed, PhD, FRCS (Tr and Orth)
Mr Imam is a fellowship Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in Upper limb surgery, sports injuries and complex trauma. He was awarded multiple distinctive international awards and travelling fellowships from the NHS Academy, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), International Trauma Foundation (AO) and others. He had a fellowship in orthopaedic and trauma surgery presented to him by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has completed two Degree level theses including a PhD on the healing of rotator cuff tendons tears and successfully filed patents.
Following the completion of specialist training, He undertook international and national upper limb fellowships at distinguished centres of excellence. These included embarking on specialist upper limb fellowships training at three internationally recognised units within the UK: the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and an upper limb fellowship in the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Chertsey, Surrey where he currently works as a substantive consultant. He also undertook a complex trauma fellowship in JRH, a Major trauma centre in Oxford. To augment his experience, he undertook international fellowships including a fellowship with Professor Christian Gerber; the world-leading pioneer of modern shoulder surgery, at Der Balgrist University Orthopaedic Centre in Zurich, Switzerland, and to augment his trauma experience, he undertook complex trauma fellowship in the BGU Trauma centre in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He undertook travelling fellowships to gain an up-to-date international experience in Mayo Clinic, The Steadman clinic (US Olympic team centre of excellence) and Stanford University. He also undertook multiple travelling fellowships in Europe; these include Madrid, Munich and Heidelberg.
Mr Imam performs major shoulder tendon repair, reconstruction as well as tendon transfers, joint preservation, joint replacement, cartilage regeneration and dealing with tendon degeneration and tears. He undertakes modern Joint replacement surgery of the upper limb in patients with advanced arthritis where joint preservation is not possible. He offers total and partial replacement of the joints, including computer navigation and bespoke shape-matched surgery. He operates, using evidence-based practice, on different pathologies in the upper limb. He developed different techniques and modified others that he learned from different pioneers during his fellowships. The ethos of his practice is to provide high quality, patient-centred care while tailoring the treatment to each patient, based on the best available evidence, which may include surgical or non-operative treatment. He is competent in all aspects of upper limb surgery.
Mr M Imam is heavily involved in research, having published over 60 peer-reviewed publications in top international medical journals and written more than 12 textbook chapters on upper limb injuries. He has authored two books, one on the uses of stem cells in orthopaedics and another reference atlas in shoulder arthroscopy. He regularly presents his research at various national and international meetings. His current research interests include novel materials, the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, bone marrow concentrate, platelet-rich plasma, ligament and cartilage regeneration, optimising outcomes after joint replacements, arthroscopy outcomes, bone healing and techniques to aid rapid return to sport after injury. He has designed orthopaedic instruments, designed and has published more than 10 novel surgical techniques.
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Areas of interest
Shoulder; elbow; hands; wrists
Current NHS consultant posts held
Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Ashford and St Peter's NHS Trust, Chertsey, Surrey.
Mr M Imam is heavily involved in research, having published over 70 peer-reviewed publications in top international medical journals and written more than 12 textbook chapters on upper limb injuries. He is the chief investigator of many clinical trials including multiple national and international projects. He has authored two books, one on the uses of stem cells in orthopaedics and another reference atlas in shoulder arthroscopy. His current research interests include novel materials, the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, bone marrow concentrate, platelet-rich plasma, ligament and cartilage regeneration-optimizing ng outcomes after total joint replacements, minimally invasive fracture fixation devices, arthroscopy outcomes, bone healing and techniques to aid rapid return to sport after injury. He has designed orthopaedic instruments, designed and has published more than ten novel surgical procedures.
Mr Imam is married with two children. They all love being outside and sail in a small boat on which they like to explore. He used to be a professional swimmer where he has participated in National and international competitions. He also enjoys playing and watching football, photography, clay shooting, painting, sculpturing and swimming.
Mr Imam was awarded multiple distinctive international awards and travelling fellowships from the NHS Academy, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), International Trauma Foundation (AO) and others.
Book: Expanded Stem cells and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Uses in Orthopaedics, Bentham Publishers.
Three-Year Functional Outcome of Transosseous-Equivalent Double-Row vs Single-Row Repair of Small and Large Rotator Cuff Tears. A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. May 2020, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Bony increased-offset reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Jun 2020, Shoulder & Elbow.
Normal Wrist Development in Children and Adolescents: A Geometrical Observational Analysis. May 2020, Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics.
Degenerative rotator cuff tear, repair or not repair? Jan 2020, Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Salvage reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for failed operative treatment of proximal humeral fractures in patients younger than 60 years: long-term results. Oct 2019, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Posterior Acromial Morphology Is Significantly Associated with Posterior Shoulder Instability. June 2019, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Intraoperative stability assessment in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Jan 2019, Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics & Trauma.
Superior Capsule Reconstruction: What Do We Know? Nov 2018, The Archives of Bone and Joint surgery
Les plaques préchantournées de la clavicule disponibles sur le marché s’appliquent-elles de façon optimale? Oct 2018, Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique
The unicortical sternoclavicular joint reconstruction using a synthetic graft. August 2018, Shoulder & Elbow.
Staged Revision with Antibiotic Spacers for Shoulder Prosthetic Joint Infections Yields High Infection Control. Jan 2018, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Long-term results of total elbow arthroplasty in patients with haemophilia. Nov 2017, J Shoulder Elbow Surg.
The Tripod-Pulley Technique for Arthroscopic Remplissage in Engaging Hill-Sachs Lesions. Sep 2017, Arthroscopy Techniques.
What Do Patients Expect of Rotator Cuff Repair and Does it Matter? Oct 2017, Arthroscopy.
The "Pull-Over" Technique for All Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair with Extracellular Matrix Augmentation. May 2017, Arthroscopy Techniques.
Outcomes following arthroscopic transosseous equivalent suture bridge double-row rotator cuff repair: a prospective study and short-term results. Mar 2016, SICOT Journal.
Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. Textbook: Sports Injuries of the Shoulder. Jan 2020.
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