Dr Assad Qureshi was born and raised in London, where he studied medicine at the world-renowned Guy's Hospital. He undertook his advanced surgical training in the East Midlands and received his Certificate of Completion of Training (Board Certification) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2016. He then completed the prestigious National Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Sheffield Children's Hospital. He was appointed at the University Hospitals of Leicester as the first orthopaedic consultant solely dedicated to paediatric orthopaedics, where he ran a tertiary service for complex cases referred from across the East Midlands. He has more than 15 years of orthopaedic experience, including over 8 years as a full-time paediatric orthopaedic surgeon treating complex deformities in children.
Dr Assad places emphasis on patient-centred care with treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. He is first and foremost a Paediatric Orthopedic Surgeon delivering focussed speciality care for the following disorders:
- Developmental hip dysplasia and Paediatric hip disorders - slipped upper femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease.
- Gait disorders and deformity in Cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders
- Paediatric foot deformity including clubfeet, flat feet and high arched feet
- Limb reconstruction for congenital and post-traumatic deformity
- Paediatric complex trauma and fracture management.
Hip disorders - As a Consultant, Dr Assad advanced single-stage hip reconstruction with open reduction and concurrent deformity correction for developmental hip dysplasia with excellent outcomes. He has extensive experience of surgical treatment for residual hip dysplasia. He set up the "one stop" neonatal hip dysplasia clinic where patients have their hip ultrasound and treatment with Pavlik harness (if indicated) on the same day. Dr Assad is a keen proponent of early containment surgery for Perthes disease and offers patient specific evidence based treatment for slipped upper femoral epiphysis.
Neurmomuscular deformity - Dr Assad has a keen interest in the orthopaedic management of cerebral palsy. He is an active member of the British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy and offers comprehensive surgical treatment for hip migration, deformity and gait optimisation. Dr Assad favours hip reconstruction over other salvage procedures for hip migration in cerebral palsy. He sat on the regional MDT panel for instrumented gait analysis case discussion where he would review the data analysis from clinical cases to generate treatment recommendations for patients with gait disorders. Dr Assad undertakes single event multi level surgery (SEMLS) to comprehensively address deformity and muscle imbalance in walking children with cerebral palsy.
Paediatric Foot deformity - Dr Assad has a strong background in treating paediatric foot deformity such as clubfeet. He firmly believes in using cast treatment to slowly stretch and correct deformities so that less surgery is required. He has extensive experience of treating recurrent, relapsed and complex clubfeet in addition to neuromuscular foot deformity with good outcomes. Painful flat feet in teenagers are a significant part of his practice where he offers biological surgical reconstruction (rather than fusion or implants) for patients who still have symptoms despite physiotherapy and orthotic provision.
Limb deformity - Dr Assad undertakes the full complement of limb reconstruction techniques for patients with limb deformity. He undertakes complex circular frame treatment of patients with limb shortening as well as internal fixation techniques for deformity. His expertise with both internal and external fixation ensures that patients receive the most appropriate treatment to achieve comprehensive deformity correction. Dr Assad has excellent outcomes following guided growth treatment for children with lower limb deformities where growth potential can be used to correct deformity with minimal surgical intervention.
To devise patient-specific surgical treatment, Dr Assad uses every diagnostic tool at his disposal including radiographic deformity analysis, 3D virtual modelling, instrumented gait analysis, and pedobarography. He strongly values patient communication, support, and detailed discussion of proposed surgical treatment, potential surgical alternatives, and expected outcomes following treatment. He works with a multidisciplinary paediatric team that includes physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, pediatric neurology, and orthotic services.