Mr Matthew Sala

Mr Matthew Sala

MB/ ChB. FRCS. FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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6 specialists

36 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Matthew Sala has now performed rotator cuff repairs on both of my shoulders, the first some 2 years ago and the second very recently. On both occasions, from initial consultation, to arranging imaging , the subsequent diagnosis leading to corrective surgery and post-operative follow-up assessment Mr Sala has afforded exceptional care, professionalism and patience throughout. It is no surprise to me the results have been amazing. I feel very lucky to have been referred to him. Matthew Sala is both an exceptional surgeon and extremely likeable. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Surgeons: THN/024/025
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS): MPC2015M
  • The Royal Society of Medicine: 00470770
  • British Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 15674
  • General Medical Council: 2773256
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    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    80 reviews

    BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
    332 reviews

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7HA
    2 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    267 reviews

    About

     

    NHS Practice: Consultant Orthopaedic and leadShoulder Surgeon, Northwick Park & Central Middlesex Hospitals. CEA (localClinical Excellence award).

    Mr Matthew Sala is aConsultant Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in the treatment of Shoulder,Elbow, Wrist and Hand conditions; & Knee injuries; including Joint, Muscle and Tendonpathology, complex fractures,sport and soft tissue injuries.

    Qualified from the Universityof Liverpool Medical School. Completed Specialist training on the North Thamesrotation including University College Hospital, St Mary’s Paddington, Hammersmithand Charing Cross Hospitals.

    Awarded FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons)then FRCS(Orth) in 1997; and CCST in1999.

    Fellowship trained at the Universityof Toronto, Canada; based at St Michael’s Hospital; with additional VisitingSurgeon attachments to the Hand Unit, London, Ontario; Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Boston; & Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

    Appointed Consultant Orthopaedicsurgeon at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals (NW London University Healthcare NHS Trust) in 2000; and ClinicalLead for Shoulder Surgery, managinga tertiary referral service for complex shoulder problems. AppointedHonorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine in 2001.

    MrSala has extensive experience in shoulder arthroscopic surgery, performing over90% of procedures in this way, including Acromio-Clavicular ligamentreconstruction; he pioneered collagen scaffold andinflatable spacer implants in rotator cuff repair, for which he is partof a national collaborative study.

    Heis actively engaged in the Exactec Shoulder Replacement Steering Group, alsoproviding advanced surgeon training.

    Working with a team of highlyexperienced Anaesthetists and Specialised Physiotherapists in Central and NW London.

    Selected to provide speciaslist shoulder and upper limb advice and treatment for the London 2012 Olympics.

     

     

     

     
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    Medical procedures

    • Shoulder and Elbow conditions treated
    • Shoulder Dislocation; Shoulder instability.
    • Shoulder stabilisation. Labral, Bankart repair: arthroscopic.
    • SLAP lesion repair. Biceps tendon repair.
    • Rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff tears
    • Subacromial and subcoracoid impingement.
    • Rotator cuff Repair. Sub Acromial Decompression: arthroscopic.
    • Insertion of "IN Space" inflatable implant for irreparable rotator cuff tears
    • Frozen shoulder.
    • Capsular release - for capsular fibrosis (frozen shoulder).
    • Acromioclavicular joint injury, dislocation, instability, & arthritis.
    • Shoulder arthritis.
    • Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty
    • Reversed Polarity Arthroplasty (for arthritis with irreparable rotator cuff tear)
    • Tennis elbow; Golfers elbow
    • Elbow arthritis and stiffness
    • Elbow fracture and soft tissue injury
    • Olecranon bursitis
    • Wrist and hand conditions treated:
    • Cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Distal radio-ulnar joint and wrists arthritis
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
    • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
    • Thumb (Trapezio-metacarpal) osteoarthritis
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    • Complex upper limb trauma surgery including: 
    • Shoulder, Scapula, Clavicle fracture
    • Humeral, elbow, radius and ulna fracture
    • Wrist fracture
    • Hand and finger fracture
    • Tendon/ligament injury repair and reconstruction
    • Elbow capsular release for stiff elbows.

     

     
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder, Elbow & Hand conditions & sports injury.
    • Arthroscopic (keyhole) Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
    • Shoulder Instability and Dislocation. Biceps and SLAP injuries. Frozen Shoulder;
    • Acromioclavicular joint injuries and arthroscopic reconstruction.
    • Rotator Cuff Impingement and Tears, rehabilitation, non-operative management and surgery including collagen Scaffold and inflatable implant surgery.
    • Treatment of Shoulder Arthrosis.
    • Tendonitis; Bursitis; Tendon injury and reconstruction. Tendon Shockwave Therapy
    • Tennis & Golfers Elbow; Stiff elbow.
    • Joint Pain; Arthritis; Joint Reconstruction; Joint Replacement.
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. ThumbTendonitis (De Quervain's). Thumb and finger Arthritis.
    • Fracture Management including complex shoulder, elbow, wrist, scaphoid and finger fracture and injuries.
     
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    Education

    Education & Training:

    • Qualified from the University of Liverpool Medical School.

     

    Professional memberships:

    •    British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)

    •    British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

    •    British Medical Association (BMA)

    •    Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

    •    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

    •    Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

    •    London Consultants Association (LCA)

    •    Independent Doctors Federation (IDF)

    •    Federation of Independent Practitioners Organization (FIPO)

     

     

     
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    3/9
    Shoulder Pain
    2/9
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/9
    Knee Pain
    1/9
    Shoulder Surgery
    1/9
    Tendon Repair (Hand)
    1/9
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Pain
    Matthew Sala has now performed rotator cuff repairs on both of my shoulders, the first some 2 years ago and the second very recently. On both occasions, from initial consultation, to arranging imaging , the subsequent diagnosis leading to corrective surgery and post-operative follow-up assessment Mr Sala has afforded exceptional care, professionalism and patience throughout. It is no surprise to me the results have been amazing. I feel very lucky to have been referred to him. Matthew Sala is both an exceptional surgeon and extremely likeable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Surgery
    Mr Sala is an excellent surgeon and his aftercare goes beyond what is expected of a surgeon. He explains everything so well, he is also interested in the patients activities ie sporting interests. Mr Sala is an excellent role model in his field, we need more Mr Sala’s.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    I was immediately put at ease by the manner of questioning and indeed Mr Sala listening to my responses. Notes were taken and comments on my responses were relevant. Explanation of options was comprehensive and not limited to any one process giving the feeling of me being in control of the process but being steered by the 'expert'. In the light of the current Covid situation caveats around isolation protocols and overall safety were also clearly explained. The process, after the consultation, including projected cost and logistics was also clearly outlined culminating with the receipt of the detailed letter. Very professional throughout. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    Mr Sala was very professional,courteous and provided a full explanation of the surgery required to my shoulder.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Tendon Repair (Hand)
    Amazingly thorough and detailed in his explanation and approach. No aspect of my operation left to chance (including planning my post-op physio, follow up, sling type, etc). I've had two separate procedures with Matthew. Results over and above what I was expecting. My shoulder is almost good as new. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone)
    100% all round professional service and as a patient I felt very at ease and given all the time needed
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I experienced poor treatment in the previous hospital in Spain when my accident occurred and came to Mr Sala feeling very anxious and in pain. Mr Sala spent time discussing with me my options between private and NHS treatment and being Self Pay, this was very important so that I could make an informed decision on the course of treatment going forward. Mr Sala ensured that my operation was arranged urgently and to this day, I continue to receive his full attention and support. Mr Sala clearly puts his patients first and my personal experience of my treatment from Mr Sala is second to none and for that, I am extremely grateful. And give (very easily) 5 stars for my review. Thank you Mr Sala
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I saw Mr Sala after an accident where my collar bone was shattered and it was necessary to have surgery involving a titanium implant. Mr Sala performed the surgery and I also saw him for follow up appointments. I felt so fortunate to have met Mr Sala and was so thankful to be in his care - not only for the excellent surgery he performed, but also for his kind and considerate attitude on every visit. The appointments never felt rushed and he took the time to answer my many questions and concerns I had on both the specific surgery and the overall recovery process ahead. I would highly recommend Mr Sala as he has that rare combination of being absolutely top class in his skill and area of specialty as well as having empathy for a patient's state of mind when facing an unknown and difficult situation. I can't thank him enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I’ve been in Mr Sala’s care since September 6th 2018. I had a dangerous quad biking accident in Abu Dhabi 28th July 2018 where I broke my clavicle bone. I was operated on by NHS 3rd August, but the procedure was not carried out properly. When I spoke to Clementine Churchill Hospital back in 4th September I requested to see their best specialist which I was referred to Mr Sala. Since my first appointment till now, Mr Sala has corrected the first operation carried out by the NHS, but the care and reassurance is above and beyond my expectation. The procedure carried out on 3rd December by Mr Sala and the after care by him and working closely with my physiotherapist has been exceptional. But as well as repairing my physical injuries, Mr Sala has been constantly reassuring during consultations providing hope to my recovery, which I did not receive from NHS, which I nearly gave up hope. With the care from Mr Sala and his referral to my physiotherapist has given back my confidence and strength to the road to recovery. This accident had a major impact physically to me but also emotionally. Mr Sala’s understanding in both areas has helped me a great deal, and I would without doubt highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professor John Hollingdale
    Professor John Hollingdale
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-12-2018

    An excellent careful surgeon.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Arthritis (Wrist), Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Elbow), Arthritis (Hand), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement, Ganglion Cyst Removal, Joint fusion (wrist), Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Finger Joint Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rohit Madhav
    Mr Rohit Madhav
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-12-2018

    I have known and worked with Mr Sala for over 15 years. He has great rapport, and is a great clinician. He has excellent diagnostic and clinical skills, and is very proficient in both non surgical and surgical treatments. I would highly recommend him for any upper limb problem.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Elbow), Arthritis (Hand), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement, Ganglion Cyst Removal, Joint fusion (wrist), Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Finger Joint Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar
    Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-12-2018

    Mr Sala has been a mentor to me since 2009. He treats his patients passionately, and with utmost care.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Arthritis (Wrist), Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Elbow), Arthritis (Hand)
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Finger Joint Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Arjuna Imbuldeniya
    Mr Arjuna Imbuldeniya
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-11-2018

    Mathew is a respected senior colleague who has vast experience in treating problems with shoulders, elbows and wrists. He was one of my trainers and has become a mentor and friend. He is well liked by patients and colleagues alike. I certainly recommend him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Arthritis (Wrist), Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Elbow), Arthritis (Hand), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement, Ganglion Cyst Removal, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Finger Joint Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Connection: Is a colleague

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