Bilal Jamal is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon whose NHS practice is based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2006 and has completed his orthopaedic training in the West of Scotland. This has been supplemented with further subspecialist training in Sheffield and Edinburgh. Mr Jamal is a recipient of the prestigious European Foot and Ankle Society travelling fellowship. Bilal has travelled widely allowing him to gain further experience in orthopaedic surgery by visiting internationally recognised centres in Heidelberg, Lyon and Verona.
Mr Jamal was appointed as a consultant in 2017. His practice consists entirely of foot, ankle and limb reconstruction surgery. Sub specialisation of this nature allows Mr Jamal to offer the latest techniques which maximise patient comfort and outcome. He is known for his pragmatic approach and will only operate when there is no other reasonable alternative.
Examplesofthetypeofoperations he commonly carries out are bunioncorrections, forefoot deformity correction, anklearthroscopy, ankle ligament reconstruction, flat foot and higharch deformity correction, arthroscopicanklefusion,allvarietiesof Achilles and other tendon operations as well as all revision cases.
In addition, Mr Jamal regularly performscorrections of lower limbdeformity, non-union surgery and limb lengthening. He is a keen proponent of ankle distraction arthroplasty for ankle arthritis. He uses a variety of devices to aidoptimal outcomes. These include lengthening nails such as the PRECICE nail as well as ilizarov frames.
He has published several peer-reviewed papers. He presents regularly at national and international orthopaedic surgery conferences. In addition to being a member of faculty on numerousorthopaedic courses, Bilal is course director of theflagship Royal College of Physicians and Surgeonsof Glasgow annual international trauma and orthopaedic meeting.