Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Professor Mohamed Imam is an exceptionally skilled consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in upper limb surgery, sports injuries, and complex trauma.

Professor Imam uses the latest technology in diagnosing a wide range of upper limb conditions. He has gained leading expertise in the diagnosis and management of wrist, shoulder, hand and elbow conditions, and is highly skilled in the treatment of sports injuries. Among his repertoire of procedures are major shoulder tendon repair, upper body tendon tears, joint preservation, joint replacement, cartilage regeneration, and reconstruction surgery.

Furthermore, Professor Imam specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery to treat numerous conditions, including arthritistennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and tendonitis, as well as wrist and hand conditions such as Dupuytren's contracture and cubital tunnel syndrome

His extensive specialist training took place in the UK and internationally. In fact, he has been awarded multiple awards and international travelling 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. What's more, he undertook travelling fellowships to gain up-to-date international experiences in Mayo Clinic, The Steadman clinic (the US Olympic team centre of excellence) and Stanford University.

Research is another area of Professor Imam's career. He is the chief investigator of leading national and international studies. His work is widely recognised, and he has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in top international medical journals and written more than 12 textbook chapters on upper limb injuries.

Professor Imam has accomplished many achievements throughout his career. He has designed orthopaedic instruments, designed and published different techniques, and authored two books. One of these books surrounding the theme of the use of stem cells in orthopaedics and another concerning shoulder arthroscopy. He regularly presents his research at various national and international meetings. Currently, Professor Imam, with an elite team of researchers, is investigating the use of artificial and machine intelligence in surgery.

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What is the shoulder? The shoulder is the part that serves as the link between the arm and the body. It is formed by the union of the ends of t...

Wrist surgery


Hand surgery

What is hand surgery? Hand surgery may be performed for various reasons, including infection to the hand, injury to the hand, or to correct lon...

Arthroscopy of small joints



What is the elbow? The elbow is the joint that joins the arm to the forearm, connecting the humerus with the proximal ends of the ulna and radi...

Sports injuries

What are sports injuries? Competitive and non-competitive sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities or whilst exercising. ...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • AC joint surgery
  • Arm pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Biological therapy
  • Broken collarbone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage repair
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondromalacia (runner's knee)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Claw toe
  • Coronavirus
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Cysts
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • DEXA scan
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic foot
  • Disability
  • Discectomy
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Dysmetria
  • Elbow
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Epiduroplasty
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement
  • Femur fracture
  • Flat feet
  • Foot
  • Foot and ankle
  • Foot arthrodesis
  • Foot fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured ankle
  • Fractured elbow
  • Fractured humerus
  • Fractured shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Hand
  • Hand arthritis
  • Hand fracture
  • Hand injury
  • Hand nerve repair surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Hand tendonitis
  • Herniated disc percutaneous surgery
  • Hip fracture
  • Hoffa's syndrome
  • Hypoplasia
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Injuries diagnosis
  • Joint injections
  • Joint pain
  • Joint preservation surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Ligamentoplasty
  • Limb lengthening
  • Lipogems
  • Medial branch block
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Median nerve
  • Medicolegal
  • Meniscus
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery)
  • Minimally invasive bunion surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Muscle injuries
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neural therapy
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Orthokine
  • Orthotic insoles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis of the spine
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Osteotomy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Radiofrequency treatment (RFA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rhizarthrosis
  • Rhizotomy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Scaphoid bone
  • Scapholunate ligament
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • SLAP tear
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal column
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sport growth factors
  • Sport surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports physical examination
  • Sports traumatology
  • Sprain
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stem cells
  • Sternoclavicular joint
  • Stiff hands
  • Supraspinatus tendon tear
  • Surface prosthesis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe pain
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Trapped nerve
  • Traumatic injury
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • WALANT (wide awake hand surgery)
  • Weight loss
  • Wrist arthrodesis
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist denervation
  • Wrist fracture
  • Wrist surgery
  • Xiapex®

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