Professor Mohamed Imam

Professor Mohamed Imam

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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6 specialists

16 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

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“Great listener, and someone who would really care about you and your problems. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7043919
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    793 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.


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    Medical procedures

    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Elbow Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • 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
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • 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 Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fractures
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    Education

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

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

    - 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, FIFA Medical Network, Zurich, Switzerland.

    - Member, Fragility Fracture Network UK.


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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    34/145
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    31/145
    Shoulder Pain
    29/145
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    17/145
    Shoulder pain
    13/145
    Sports Injuries
    12/145
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    9/145
    Shoulder Instability
    9/145
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    8/145
    Tendon Injuries
    8/145
    Elbow Instability
    7/145
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    6/145
    Arthroscopy
    6/145
    Trauma Surgery
    6/145
    Arthritis
    5/145
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    5/145
    Wrist Fractures
    5/145
    Arthritis (Hand)
    4/145
    Dislocated Shoulder
    4/145
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    4/145
    Clavicle Fractures
    3/145
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    3/145
    Fracture Fixation Surgery
    3/145
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    3/145
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    3/145
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    2/145
    Elbow Fractures
    2/145
    Finger Injury
    2/145
    Fracture
    2/145
    Fracture (broken bone)
    2/145
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    2/145
    Hand Fractures
    2/145
    Hand Pain
    2/145
    Sports Injury
    2/145
    Steroid Injection
    2/145
    Bicep Injury
    1/145
    Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    1/145
    Carpal Tunnel Release
    1/145
    Chondral Grafting
    1/145
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    1/145
    Elbow
    1/145
    Elbow Stiffness
    1/145
    External Fixation Devices
    1/145
    Forearm Fractures
    1/145
    Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    1/145
    Hand Injury
    1/145
    Nerve Pain
    1/145
    Orthopaedic Consultation
    1/145
    Osteoarthritis
    1/145
    Pectoralis Major Injury
    1/145
    Revision Surgery
    1/145
    Shoulder Replacement
    1/145
    Shoulder and elbow
    1/145
    Tendon Repair
    1/145
    Wrist
    1/145
    Wrist Pain
    1/145
    bicep
    1/145
    shoulder
    1/145
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sports Injuries
    Great listener, and someone who would really care about you and your problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Wrist Pain Wrist Fractures
    Excellent and very professional, very helpful and informative. Lovely experience!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Trauma Surgery
    Very friendly, professional and speaks good french!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Excellent experience. I was treated professionally by Prof Imam and his team. Can't fault the service and totally keen to have my surgery which I know everything about it now.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    bicep Bicep Injury Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    Since walking into the Lister hospital, I was seen in time and everyone was polite including Prof Imam. A nice and thorough consultation with a lot of knowledge and experience that you can sense immediately.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Shoulder Instability
    I had great experience with Prof Imam from start to end.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Elbow Instability
    Perfect job! Prof Imam did a brilliant and very smart job on my left elbow reconstructing my ligaments which felt brilliantly well immediately!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Shoulder Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Injury
    everything from start to finish has been nothing but excellent. from the beginning, everything explained and discussed in great detail.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Clavicle Fractures
    Very good experience!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    Really good experience
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    5

    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 Jagwant Singh
    Mr Jagwant Singh
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    13-03-2021

    Prof Imam is an excellent shoulder and elbow surgeon, who is well trained and uses his expertise to provide quality and evidence based treatment to his patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Labral Tear, Arthritis (Shoulder), Shoulder Impingement
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    15-03-2021

    Mr Imam is a knowledgeable upper limb surgeon who has a strong academic background. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Shoulder Labral Tear, Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Connection: We trained together

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