Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Hegab

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Year qualified:1974


Personal profile

Mr Ahmed Hegab is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a clinical practice exclusively devoted to knee surgery. Until December 2011 his NHS practice was at Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust in Manchester where he had extensive practice in knee surgery. He has been a co-investigator/participant in the pioneering Stanmore Cartilage Transplantation project of the knees with professor Bentley of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

Mr Hegab has performed over 60 cases of MACI (Matrix Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) both in the NHS and the BMI Highfield Hospital, Rochdale, with 75% success rate. His expertise lies in the field of total and partial knee replacements including patellofemoral replacements.

His other main areas of interest are sports injuries of the knee, arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACL and PCL), complex revisions of failed ACL surgery, multiple knee ligament injuries including postero-lateral corner of the knee and arthroscopic meniscal repairs and micro fracture. He has particular interest in Patellofemoral disorders. He is a regular visitor to the Lyon Medical School in France, where he shares with Europe's most experienced surgeons, the state of the art surgical techniques of Patellofemoral arthroplasty and reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) in recurrent dislocations of the Patella in young adults.

Mr Hegab also provides expert surgical advice to professional footballers and rugby clubs.

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

  • The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the knee including sports injuries of the knee
  • Total knee joint replacement – primary and revision
  • Cartilage repair including arthroscopic microfractures to enhance hyaline cartilage healing
  • Arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction – primary and revision

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