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SURGEON

Hasan A Ahmed

I am Head of the Orthopaedic Department and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust.
I also practice at the Spire Roding Hospital in Redbridge, Essex, Holly House Hospital in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex and the prestigious Fortius Clinic in Fitzhardinge Street London W1.

  • Shoulder:
    I perform the vast majority of operations using arthroscopic (keyhole surgery) techniques. This includes operations such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic stabilisation for dislocation, arthroscopic shoulder decompression, arthroscopic AC joint excision, arthroscopic biceps (SLAP) repair, and arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder etc. Key-hole surgery greatly reduces postoperative pain, scarring and recovery time. I also regularly perform shoulder replacements including the latest "Reverse" shoulder replacements.
  • Elbow:
    I perform arthroscopic ( keyhole) surgery of the elbow for treatment of arthritis, loose bodies, loss of elbow movement and tennis elbow. I also perform open surgery for tennis and golfer’s elbow. I perform ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow. I treat sports injuries such as biceps tendon ruptures. I perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for tennis and golfer's elbow.
  • Wrist:
    I perform surgery for ganglion cysts, wrist denervations, percutaneous and open fixation of scaphoid bone fractures and fixation of other complex wrist fractures.
  • Hand:
    I perform carpal tunnel decompressions, trigger finger releases, surgery for De Quervains tenosynovitis, surgery for thumb arthritis and surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture. I treat Dupuytren’s contracture both by standard surgical techniques and also by the latest technique of needle release. This is done in selected patients and is performed in the out-patient clinic under local anaesthetic. It is also known as Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) and Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy (PNF).

I am also referred complex sports injuries and other injuries of the upper limb such as shoulder dislocations and fractures by my colleagues. I treat many of these using the latest methods of minimal invasive fixation (key-hole surgery), greatly reducing operative trauma and speeding recovery.
I have undertaken advanced Fellowship training in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery in London. I also trained in Upper Limb Surgery in Southampton and Portsmouth. I have extensive experience in Arthroscopic Surgery of the shoulder and, since my appointment as Consultant in 2005, have pioneered advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques at Whipps Cross University Hospital.

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