Mr Matthew Sala

Mr Matthew Sala

MB/ ChB. FRCS. FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
6 specialists

37 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

4.93

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I saw Mr Sala after having broken my arm in two places at the elbow. No surgery was required and after receiving treatment (in the form of a plaster case and then a removable, extendable arm brace) I have made great progress and expect to make a full recovery once I'm finished with the physiotherapists. Throughout Mr Sala was superb and I would very happily recommend him to any friend in need of an orthopaedic surgeon. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • 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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    146 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.

     

     

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • 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.

     

     

    • 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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    Medical procedures

    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Arthroscopy
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Chondral Grafting
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Patella Realignment
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Instability
    • Finger Injury
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fractures
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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

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    6/15
    Shoulder Pain
    5/15
    Elbow Fractures
    2/15
    Elbow Stiffness
    2/15
    Dislocated Shoulder
    1/15
    Elbow Instability
    1/15
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/15
    Knee Pain
    1/15
    Shoulder Surgery
    1/15
    Tendon Repair (Hand)
    1/15
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    1/15
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Elbow Fractures Elbow Stiffness
    I saw Mr Sala after having broken my arm in two places at the elbow. No surgery was required and after receiving treatment (in the form of a plaster case and then a removable, extendable arm brace) I have made great progress and expect to make a full recovery once I'm finished with the physiotherapists. Throughout Mr Sala was superb and I would very happily recommend him to any friend in need of an orthopaedic surgeon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Pain
    I have had an excellent experience of visiting Mr Sala . He is one the best consultants that I have had . His attention to details is exceptional. He is superb in communication . He made me very welcome and he is a great listener. He has passion and care for his patient and does not make you feel that you have asked a trivial question or you are worried for nothing. He allowed plenty time to me to explain my issues and examined my arm and shoulder so carefully and thoroughly. I came out of his clinic reassured that I would be looked after and I was right. Everything after the visit took place very fast, my MRI and my follow up . His team is also very helpful . With their help I have already booked sessions for physiotherapy for this week . I am very happy and extremely thankful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Elbow Fractures Elbow Instability Elbow Stiffness
    Skilled and professional, explains very well. We are lucky, that we choose him fo consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Pain
    Very thorough, calm and assured. Good explanation of issues and welcomes dialogue.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Dislocated Shoulder
    I was first referred to Mr Sala about 20 years ago following a serious dislocation of my left shoulder following which was an increasing inability to mobilise it. Mr Sala was measured in his advice preferring to follow some intensive Physiotherapy in the first instance. Although this relieved some of the symptoms, he recommended keyhole surgery which was performed shortly afterwards, followed by immediate mobilisation and further Physiotherapy. I have never had a problem with it since. In 2015, he undertook similar surgery on my right shoulder and in both cases, I would say that that both shoulders are as good as they ever were in my youth. More recently he has been advising me on a case of tennis elbow and a very painful case with soft tissue on my right knee, due perhaps to walking up and down steep mountains. He is highly knowledgeable and I am pleased that my GP initially referred me to him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    Dr Sala is simply brilliant
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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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    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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