Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Specialises in

  • Hand
  • Wrist

About me

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola, MD, FRCS (TR&Orth), PhD
European Diploma in Hand Surgery
Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola is an internationally well-recognized hand surgeon with a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of all acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand and wrist.
He is extensively fellowship trained and has successfully completed the European Diploma for Hand Surgery in Paris (European Board Certification). He has recently returned from Europe where he was invited to work as an Associate Professor at the UMCU, Utrecht Medical Center University.
He started the study of Medicine at the University of Bristol and qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. After a postgraduate research year at Stanford University in the United States he commenced his orthopaedic residency training in the Netherlands. During his training he developed a keen interest in hand and wrist surgery and combined his clinical work with academic research on the treatment of arthritic disorders of the wrist. His research resulted in a PhD thesis on surgery of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis.
After qualifying as a hand surgeon he worked in four different international centres of excellence in hand surgery including Barcelona, Paris, Derby and Wrightington. Internationally he remains an honorary consultant at Leiden and Utrecht Universities.
He is course director/faculty for many international hand and wrist trauma workshops and provides a hand surgery service and training at the Royal Berskhire Hospital and other hospitals in the area.

Faculty or Member of the following societies:
BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand)
EWAS (European Wrist Arthroscopy Society)
FESSH (Federation European Societies for Surgery of the Hand)
ISSH (Indian Hand Society)
NOV (Netherlands Hand Society)
SICOT (Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie)

Areas of interest

All general conditions in hand and wrist surgery
Acute hand and wrist trauma
Arthritis of the base of thumb
Arthritis of finger joints and replacement surgery
Arthritis of the wrist and reconstructive or replacement surgery
Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve disorders
Dupuytren’s contracture and fasciectomy, including needle and revision surgery
Distal radius fractures
Ganglia and cysts and other tumours of the hand and wrist
Fractures of the hand and wrist (acute service available)
Flexor and Extensor tendon surgery
Finger joint replacement surgery
Kienbock's disease and lunate replacement
Osteoarthritis surgery
Partial and Total Wrist replacements
Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist
Scaphoid surgery and vascularized scaphoid grafting
Sport and industrial injuries
Tendon and ligament injuries (acute and chronic)
Tennis and Golfer's elbow
Tenolysis surgery
The “ musician’s hand”
Trigger fingers (paediatric and adult)
Medicolegal reporting

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Procedures completed

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (5-50)

    Berkshire Independent Hospital (1-5)

  • S0653

    Removal of benign lesion in muscle or deeper tissue (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Circle Reading Hospital (1-5)

  • T5203

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy single digit with proximal interphalangeal joint - (1-5)

    Circle Reading Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

    Circle Reading Hospital (1-5)

  • W0850

    Partial excision of bone (including exostoses) - (1-5)

    Circle Reading Hospital (1-5)

  • T7231

    Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

  • W1940

    Primary open reduction of short bone with fixation (including intra-articular) - (1-5)

  • W0282

    Total excision of trapezium - (1-5)

  • W7400

    Reconstruction of one or two ligaments not elsewhere specified - (1-5)

  • W8602

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • W3030

    Removal of external fixation from bone - (1-5)

    Circle Reading Hospital (1-5)

  • W5930

    Fusion of digit joint(s) of hand +/- graft & +/- internal fixation - (1-5)

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