Professor Mohamed Imam

Professor Mohamed Imam

MD, MSc, D. SportMed, PhD, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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12 specialists

18 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

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5

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5

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4.98

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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7043919
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
    1,176 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    985 reviews

    About

    Professor Mohamed A. Imam MD, MSc, D. SportMed, PhD, FRCS (Tr and Orth) is an Orthopaedic fellowship-trained surgeon with a particular 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 shoulder biomechanics 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 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, 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 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 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.

    Professor Imam 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 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.

    Professor M Imam is heavily involved in research; He is a professor in the University of East London; 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 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. 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 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.

    Professor Imam uses the latest technology in diagnosing different upper limb pathologies; he is currently researching, with an elite team of researchers, using Artificial and Machine intelligence in surgery. He specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery to treat many conditions such as rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, recurrent dislocations, biceps injury, tennis elbow, stiff elbow, wrist problems and arthritis. Besides, he undertakes all kinds of upper limb replacement surgery. He has published seminal papers in most of these pathologies cited by other academics hundreds of times. In trauma surgery, he utilises an evidence-based approach to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. Mr Imam believes and promotes evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach towards the management of his patients. He works very closely with a dedicated specialist team of Radiologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Hand Therapists, and Anaesthetists specialised in Regional Nerve Blocks.

    Procedures

    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Elbow Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Instability
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Trigger Finger
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    Education

    - Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK

    - Gold member, AO Trauma Foundation, Davos, Switzerland.

    - National Research Committee member, British Elbow and Shoulder Society, UK

    - International Scholar and Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, USA

    - Faculty, Committee member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, USA

    - Member, British Trauma Society, UK.

    - Member, FIFA Medical Network, Zurich, Switzerland.

    - Member, Fragility Fracture Network UK.

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.98
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    49/211
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    49/211
    Shoulder Pain
    41/211
    Sports Injuries
    21/211
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    20/211
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    13/211
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    11/211
    Shoulder Instability
    10/211
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    8/211
    Trauma Surgery
    8/211
    Wrist Fractures
    8/211
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    7/211
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    7/211
    Elbow Instability
    7/211
    Arthroscopy
    6/211
    Dislocated Shoulder
    5/211
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    5/211
    Fracture Fixation Surgery
    5/211
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    5/211
    Arthritis (Hand)
    4/211
    Clavicle Fractures
    4/211
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    I could not recommend Professor Imam enough. He is excellent.
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    Highly recommend Dr Im am indeed! Everyone was very prompt and efficient.
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    Everything is perfect from start to finsih! Lovely doctor
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    Excellent person who is extremely professional! Highly recommended.
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    Everything went very well. Everyone was excellent and Dr Imam was so professional and knowledgeable. All good
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    I believe I am very lucky I met Professor Imam. You feel like you are treated by a caring and charming family member. He has an excellent talent for making complex problems look very simple. He showed me videos and pictures and spend a long time with me as if I was his only patient that day. I knew what to expect after surgery and everything was told to me in detail. He saw me before and after the surgery and I knew from start to end that I am in very safe, experienced, skilled and caring hands. Personally, I can not recommend him enough. Thanks!
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    Good communication Understood my goals and targets Treatment plan well explained Made me feel at ease
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    Really understanding, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Very professional and detailed in his diagnosis finding a solution to problems I have had for years would highly recommend.
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    Excellent experience and very quick recovery after my surgery. The surgeon listened to me and picked up a mistake in your medications that should not happen and was causing the frequent falls!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 12 doctors for:
    11

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    1

    General Surgery

    Mr Puneet Monga
    Mr Puneet Monga
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    20-02-2021

    Mo is a very knowledgable, passionate and committed doctor and surgeon. His clinical approach is very humble and patient-centred. I am very happy to recommend him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Pain, Hand Pain, Sports Injuries, Pectoralis Major Injury
    For procedures: Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Connection: I trained them
    Mr Abhinav Gulihar
    Mr Abhinav Gulihar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    07-02-2021

    Mo is a highly skilled surgeon and has excelled in research and education. He is well liked by his patients and colleagues. I have no hesitation is recommending him for upper limb elective and trauma surgery.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Joshua Jacob
    Mr Joshua Jacob
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    24-11-2020

    Prof Imam is an extremely skilled upper limb surgeon who was appointed to our unit. He has published extensively and is on the board of several internationally renowned panels. He is an accomplished surgeon and takes a personal interest in his patients' welfare.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Turab Syed
    Mr Turab Syed
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    07-06-2021

    Mr Imam is a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who has excellent bedside manners, polite and passionate about providing great care for his patients. He has expertise in Upper Limb Surgery a sub speciality of Trauma & Orthopaedics. He is passionate about improving care of his patients by actively carrying out research, which led him to become professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has brilliant clinical acumen and holds a PhD in treating rotator cuff tears. He is member of leading orthopaedic societies and stays abreast of recent medical literature and also reviewer of medical / orthopaedic journals.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dislocated Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Shoulder Labral Tear
    For procedures: Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Hydrodilatation
    Connection: Is a colleague

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