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Faisal or “Fraz’” was appointed as a full time consultant in orthopaedic surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham in August 2008. His special interests include knee and shoulder surgery as part of the arthroscopy team, where he is the Clinical Services Lead for the department. He is a member of the Birmingham Knee and Shoulder Clinic as well as part of the Midlands Orthopaedic Practice group.

His undergraduate training was at the London teaching hospital Charing Cross and Westminster medical school qualifying in 1993. He completed his specialist orthopaedic training at the University of Leicester teaching hospitals, Trent training programmme attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedics in 2006. He went on to achieve dual fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery.

Fraz has a specialist interest in the treatment of young osteoarthritic knees 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 his fellowship training and he performs ACL reconstructions, complex knee multi ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopic meniscal repair.

His NHS practice is based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where he performs over 100 total knee replacements a year, 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. His special interest is in cuff repair solutions with work on repair augmentation, SCR and subacromial interposition.

Fraz is currently an Academy Tutor for the University of Birmingham organizing the undergraduate orthopaedic education programme as well as delivering lectures to the forth year medical students. He is an educational supervisor for specialist orthopaedic registrar training in Birmingham where he was awarded Trainer of the Year 2018 for his commitment to education.

Outside of work, he is a member of Mosley Golf Club where you can often catch him on a Sunday morning working on his handicap.

Clinical Interests

  • Knee and shoulder surgery
  • Soft tissue 
  • Arthroplasty
  • Sports injuries

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the British Medical Association

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