Todays Date: Monday 30th November 2015

Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder

Mr Ashraf

Mr Ashraf is a Consultant Knee Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital with interest in Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham.

His basic Orthopaedic training was in hospitals in and around Birmingham and his senior specialist fellowship training was in the management of trauma at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He then continued his specialist and senior registrar training in joint replacement, knee surgery and sports injury management at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Mr Ashraf manages general trauma in both upper and lower limb injuries. His routine elective Orthopaedic practice involves partial and total joint replacement surgery with a particular interest in arthroscopic meniscus and ligament reconstruction surgery.

He undertakes trochleoplasty, a pioneering surgery to prevent repeated patellar dislocations. Mr Ashraf also transplants artificially grown cartilage cells into the knee.

Mr Khalid Baloch

Mr Baloch qualified from Manchester University in 1986 and undertook his training initially in Manchester and subsequently the Orthopaedic specialist and subspecialist training in Birmingham. He was appointed as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at the University Hospital Birmingham and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2001.

Mr Baloch’s main interest is in disorders of the knee joint. He carries out arthroscopic surgery of the knee joint including meniscal surgery, articular cartilage surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. He also carries out more complex multligamentous surgery of the knee joint.

He regularly performs knee replacement surgery including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and revision knee surgery. At the University Hospital Birmingham he is one of the trauma surgeons with a specialist interest in lower limb trauma specifically around the knee.

Mr Baloch is a Clinical tutor at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, involved in training of junior doctors. He is also the Director of the Birmingham Orthopaedic training programme and organise the teaching and training of more than 40 Orthopaedic trainees around the West Midlands. He sits on various training committees around the West Midlands and has a major input in the organisation of training and the education of trainees.

Mr Hussain

Mr Hussain was first appointed as a full time consultant in orthopaedic surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and Edgbaston in August 2008. His interests include knee and shoulder surgery as part of the arthroscopy team (key hole surgery).

His undergraduate training was at the London teaching hospital Charing cross and Westminster medical school, qualifying in 1993. He gained his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery based at the University of Leicester teaching hospitals, Trent training programmme. He went on to achieve dual fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery.

The management of young osteoarthritic knees is his special interest with procedures such as tibial and femoral osteotomy, articular cartilage repair surgery and unicompartmental knee replacements. The management of sports injuries was a focus of my fellowship training and he performs ACL reconstructions, complex knee multi ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopic meniscal repair. He also gained experience in patella realignment procedures including patelo-femoral ligament reconstructions.

Mr Hussain has performed mini incision total knee replacements as well as complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty surgery. The other half of his practice is dealing with shoulder problems ranging from shoulder joint replacements to arthroscopic procedures for impingement, instability and stiffness. He works closely with sports physiotherapists to deal with sports injuries.

Mr Green

Mr Green has a special interest in knee and shoulder pathology and I perform both arthroplasty (joint replacement) and arthroscopy (“key hole surgery”) on both these areas of the body.

Qualified from Birmingham University in 1986 with first class Bsc in pathology, he was awarded the faculty of engineering prize for his research into blood flow in sickle cell anaemia. He received his medical degree in 1987 with honours in pathology.

Having done house jobs in Birmingham Mr Green taught anatomy at Bristol university while sitting his initial surgical exams and returned to jobs in Birmingham gaining his FRCS in 1991. He was appointed as an orthopaedic registrar on the west midlands training rotation and subsequently gained his completion of training (FRCS Tr and Orth) in 1998. Mr Green was the first lecturer to be appointed between the university of Birmingham and the Royal orthopaedic Hospital  before being appointed to a consultants post in 1999 split between University Hospital Birmingham and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Along with Duncan Learmonth and Samir Massoud he was one of the cofounders in 2004 of the Birmingham Knee and shoulder clinic based at the Priory Hospital a private clinic dedicated to treating patients with problems of the knee and shoulder.

Mr Green performs between 150 and 200 joint replacements of knee or shoulder each year including partial knee replacements and shoulder resurfacing. He also perform significant quantities of arthroscopic surgery again of the knee and shoulder including rotator cuff repairs of the shoulder and ligament reconstruction of the knee.

In his spare time he is a keen hot air balloon pilot spending the majority of his time flying competitively, he has represented Great Britain in international championships around the globe both in World and European championships.

Mr Massoud

Mr Massoud read medicine at Alexandria University Medical School, Egypt 1980-86. After moving to the UK in 1989, he trained in general surgical specialities, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993.

He joined the Nottingham Higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training Scheme in 1995, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedics in 1999.

Mr Massoud was appointed the Shoulder Surgery Fellow at the Reading Shoulder Unit in July 2000 for 1 year and trained in the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit for 6 months following  that. He trained extensively in arthroscopic, reconstructive and joint replacement surgery and management of sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. Mr Massoud was appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Arthroscopy Unit at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham in January 2003.

He is a founding member of the Birmingham Knee & Shoulder clinic established in June 2004 and he performs around 700 arthroscopic, reconstructive & joint replacement procedures of the shoulder & knee annually.

Mr Moholkar

After training on the North Western & West Midlands Specialist Registrar training programme, Mr Moholkar took up the post of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in December 2004. He completed a fellowship from the United States of America and a Sports Fellowship from Australia. He has a broad base of various aspects of Knee and Shoulder surgery (Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty) and a special interest in Total, Unicompartmental & Patello-Femoral Knee Replacement using Computer Assisted Minimally invasive approach.

He has published and presented several papers and posters both nationally and internationally.

Professor Snow

Professor Snow is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his Registrar training in the Manchester region.  After completion of his training, he spent 18 months on fellowship in North America, then 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia, undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia. He subsequently spent 6 months at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery.

In 2008 Professor Snow was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American traveling fellowship. This enabled him to spend a further 4 weeks visiting some of the worlds foremost shoulder surgeons in major centers such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Houston.

Professor Snow has over 30 publications in various International medical journals, written 2 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries and has presented over 50 papers at various national and International meetings.  In 2007 he was recognized by the European Trauma Society, and awarded a prize for the best scientific paper published that year.

In 2006 he completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. Since, he has designed his own fixation device for use in ACL reconstruction, which is currently in the final stages of prototype testing before going into production.