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Mr Soulat Naim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in all aspects of knee surgery, primary hip replacements and sports knee disorders. He is actively involved in teaching and holds vast experience of general and specialist orthopaedics. Mr Naim developed an interest in knee and hip surgery early in his career and has worked with some renowned surgeons and big units in these sub specialities.

In 2011, after completing a prestigious fellowship in knee surgery at the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit (Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre) Mr Naim began his NHS practice at consultant level.

Before starting as a consultant at Tameside General Hospital Mr Naim worked in a number of other centres around the UK, including Exeter, Leighton Hospital in Crewe, University Hospital of North Midlands and Central Manchester University Hospital.

Mr Naim’s elective NHS and private practice encompasses all aspects of knee surgery and primary hip replacements. He performs hip and knee replacements incorporating principles of early functional recovery including use of enhanced recovery techniques. He has a special interest in advanced surgical techniques for the management of knee arthritis in young patients which includes cartilage surgery, osteotomies/re-alignment procedures and different partial knee replacements.

Mr Naim is also trained in the use of customised knee replacements and computer aided knee replacements. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and surgery for sports knee injuries including ACL/PCL/multi-ligament injuries and also management of patellar (knee cap) instability and pain. He also performs cemented and un-cemented hip replacements with use of ceramic and advance plastic bearing materials where needed, especially in young arthritic patients.

Mr Naim has a strong research background and has widely presented and published. He has also published two theses and has also co-authored a chapter in a major reference text book on knee reconstruction replacement and revision, published in the USA.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
  • Primary and revision ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Osteotomy/realignment procedures around the knee
  • Partial knee replacement/patellofemoral replacement
  • Primary and revision knee replacement
  • Primary hip replacement

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