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Professor Mohamed A. Imam MD, MSc, D. SportMed, PhD, FRCS (Tr and Orth) is a fellowship-trained consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery specialising in upper limb surgery, sports injuries, and complex trauma. 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 and the renowned Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit Chertsey, Surrey, where he currently works as a substantive consultant. He also undertook a complex trauma fellowship in Oxford University Hospitals, a Major trauma centre in Oxford.
Moreover, Professor Imam undertook international fellowships, including a fellowship with Professor Christian Gerber, the world-leading pioneer of modern shoulder surgery, at Der Balgrist University Orthopaedic Centre of excellence in Zurich, Switzerland, and a complex trauma fellowship in the BGU Trauma centre in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Additionally, he undertook travelling fellowships to gain up-to-date international experience in Mayo Clinic, The Steadman clinic (US Olympic team centre of excellence) and Stanford University. He was awarded multiple distinctive international awards and travelling fellowships from multiple international institutions, which enabled him to visit multiple centres in Europe and the Americas. 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 shoulder biomechanics.
Professor Imam is a professor at the University of East London, leading research on artificial and machine intelligence clinical applications in surgery. He is the founder of multiple international initiatives, including the OrthoGlobe initiative and others. He is the chief investigator leading national and international studies answering many questions in trauma and Orthopaedics. Professor 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 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 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.
Areas of interest
He performs major shoulder tendon repair, reconstruction, tendon transfers, joint preservation, joint replacement, cartilage regeneration, and tendon degeneration and tears. He undertakes modern Joint replacement surgery of the upper limb in patients with advanced arthritis where joint preservation is impossible. 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 various techniques and modified others that he learned from different pioneers during his fellowships. His practice's ethos is to provide high-quality, patient-centred care while tailoring each patient's treatment based on the best available evidence, which may include surgical or non-operative treatment. He is competent in all aspects of upper limb surgery. Professor Imam uses the latest technology in diagnosing different upper limb pathologies.
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Melinda Brazier Fee Assured
- Dr Amina Shariff Not Fee Assured
- Dr Abdulsatar Ravalia Fee Assured
- Dr Kalyana Nandakumar Not Fee Assured
- Dr Richard George Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Ashford and St Peter's NHS Trust, Chertsey, Surrey.
Professor 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.
Prof 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.
Prof 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.
- PhD SCU 2018
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) 2016
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examiner General Medical Council 2018
- National Research Committee Member British Elbow and Shoulder Society 2021
- Task Force Committee Member International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Specialist Register, GMC, UK
Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK
Gold member, AO Trauma Foundation, Davos, Switzerland.
National Research Committee, British Elbow and Shoulder Society, UK
Member, British Trauma Society, UK.
International Scholar and Member, AAOS, USA
Faculty, Trainer, Committee member, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, USA.
Member, Fragility Fracture Network UK.
Member, FIFA Medical Network, Zurich, Switzerland.