Professor Mohamed Imam

Professor Mohamed Imam

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 13 specialists
18 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Professor Imam has handled my care fantastically, from diagnosis to operation and then recommending physiotherapy. I had complex elbow ligament surgery and he has been extremely kind and professional throughout. A very skilled surgeon, I would strongly recommend him!“
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Hand 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
    1,249 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,170 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 12:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    08:00 - 12:00 | 17:30 - 20:00
    Fri
    18:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    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
    • Hand & Wrist Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Dupuytrens Fasciectomy
    • Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision
    • Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation
    • Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • Lunate Replacement
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Orthobiologics
    • Osteotomy
    • PRP Treatment
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Hydrodilatation
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Stem Cell Therapy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Trapeziectomy
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Ulnar Shortening
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sports Injuries
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Elbow Instability
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Arthritis
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Fracture
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Bursitis
    • Bursitis (Shoulder)
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Finger Injury
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Hand Stiffness
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Pectoralis Major Injury
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Shoulder Impingement
    • 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.

    - Member, British Trauma Society, London UK.

    - Member, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.98
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    64/263
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    59/263
    Shoulder Pain
    44/263
    Sports Injuries
    25/263
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    21/263
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    19/263
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    17/263
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    13/263
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    11/263
    Shoulder Instability
    11/263
    Trauma Surgery
    10/263
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    8/263
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    8/263
    Elbow Instability
    8/263
    Shoulder Replacement
    8/263
    Tendon Injuries
    8/263
    Wrist Fractures
    8/263
    Arthroscopy
    7/263
    Fracture Fixation Surgery
    7/263
    Arthritis
    6/263
    Clavicle Fractures
    6/263
    Dislocated Shoulder
    6/263
    Dupuytrens Fasciectomy
    6/263
    Fracture
    6/263
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    (5/5)
    Professor Imam has handled my care fantastically, from diagnosis to operation and then recommending physiotherapy. I had complex elbow ligament surgery and he has been extremely kind and professional throughout. A very skilled surgeon, I would strongly recommend him!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very experienced professional with great attitude, best practices, open, very detailed, patient. It is a pleasure to be a patient of Prof. Imam as you know you receive all the required professional information about your condition. He is happy to discuss all the possible ways to resolve it and will proceed in line with the agreement. With Prof. Imam you will not be trying to find your second opinion from someone else as you know you are already getting the opnion of the best expert.
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    (5/5)
    friendly and accomodating
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent experience, very professional, informative and knowledgable.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Excellent experience! Watched the surgery live and enjoyed it! All positive.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Brilliant, can not fault Prof Imam at all! Excellent- very very very nice with lovely bedside manner
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    A very professional approach and Dr Imam has been very caring and always has my interest at heart! I have told my GP if he needs to refer anyone with arm problems he should refer to dr Imam
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I am very happy!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Regained full power and I have only the highest respect for Professor Mohamed Iman and very grateful for his care
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I had surgical reconstruction of my wrist ligaments under the care of Dr Imam He is excellent on all levels I was told everything from start to finish. VIP Service! I had fantastic experience with professor Imam Can't complaint and would highly recommend
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 13 specialists
    Mr Puneet Monga
    Mr Puneet Monga
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I trained them

    "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."

    20-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Pain, Hand Pain
    Mr Abhinav Gulihar
    Mr Abhinav Gulihar
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    We trained together

    "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."

    07-02-2021

    Mr Joshua Jacob
    Mr Joshua Jacob
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "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. "

    24-11-2020

    Mr Turab Syed
    Mr Turab Syed
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "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. "

    07-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Dislocated Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis

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