Mr Turab Syed

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS , MRCS, DipSICOT, DipSEM MFSEM FRCS (Tr&Orth) MSc (Sports & Exercise Medicine) MFST(Ed) AMAE

Clinical Interests

  • Specialises in Foot & Ankle surgery.
    Fore foot and Bunion Surgery, Chevron, Scarf, Open Surgery and Minimally invasive bunion surgery (MICA – Minimally Invasive Chevron & Akins) DMMO (Distal Metaphyseal Metatarsal Osteotomy), Weil’s Osteotomy, Maceira Osteotomy, Cosmetic Toe Correction (Hammer Toe, Mallet Toe), Toe shortening, Tailor’s Bunion, Cinderella procedure, Lapidus surgery, Big Toe arthritis - Big toe cheilectomy for arthritis of big toe, MTPJ (Big Toe Fusion) or Cartiva Surgery (Big Toe Joint Replacement Surgery).
  • Nail Surgery, Nail problems and Toe Nail Surgery like in-growing Toe Nails (IGTN), Fungal Toe Nail, Exostosis / misshapen toe nails.Verruca.

  • Orthotics, Shockwave Therapy, Injections Therapy (Steroids, Platelet rich plasma and stem cells injections).
  • Heel pain, Metatarsalgia, fore-foot pain, callosities, corns, Sports Injuries, jogger’s feet, runner’s feet, stress fractures, turf toe, sesamoiditis, tendinosis, tendinitis (tendon inflammation), Flat feet, adult acquired flat foot, tibialis posterior surgery, spring ligament surgery / reconstruction, tib post tendon reconstruction, internal brace.

  • Soft Tissue (foot and ankle) surgery like Morton’s Neuroma Excision, Mortons neuroma Neurolysis (Morton’s neuroma release), Plantar Plate repairs, Plantar Fasciitis, Baxter’s Nerve release, lateral plantar nerve release, Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Tarsal nerve release, Ganglions, cysts excision.
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery including Achilles Tendon reconstruction using FHL, Achilles tendon lengthening, Achilles tendon repair for rupture, endoscopic calcaneoplasty, Haglund’s syndrome, Pump Bumps. Tendon transfer, medial gastric release, tight achilles tendon surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis management including injections and plantar fasciitis surgery / release.
  • Sports Surgery for foot and ankle including Ankle Ligament repair and reconstructions for instability, Ankle internal brace, Bostrom repair ankle Surgery and Gould modification ankle surgery, OCD Talus, Microfracture, Nano-Fracture.
  • Hind foot surgery fusion, sub-talar fusion, sinus tarsi syndrome, triple fusion, mid foot fusion, tarsal coalition, plantar fibromatosis injection therapy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy, loose body removal, Arthroscopic ankle fusions, arthroscopic management of ankle impingement syndrome, 
  • Tendonscopy / Arthroscopy using Nanoscope.

Professional Memberships

  • BOFAS - The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • EFAS – European Foot & Ankle Society
  • FASt – Foot & Ankle Society Scotland
  • WOSFAS _ West of Scotland Foot & Ankle Society
  • ESSKA - European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • EFAS - Ankle and Foot Associates (AFAS), a Section of ESSKA,
  • AMAE – Associate Member of the Academy of Experts (UK)
  • BOA – British Orthopaedic Association
  • SICOT- Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
  • BMA – British Medical Association

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Personal profile

Mr. Turab Syed is a fellowship trained Foot and Ankle surgery expert with over 25 years of experience.
He completed his super specialist fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Lower Limb Arthroplasty (joint replacements i.e Total Hip Replacements and Total Knee replacements) through prestigious fellowships from Cardiff University Hospital (University Hospital Wales and University Hospital Llandough).

He received his Foot and Ankle Surgery advanced training through BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Society) accredited fellowship.
Mr. Syed also received advanced training from France (University of Strasbourg), Germany (Munich and Frankfurt) and The Netherlands (Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam) by attending super-specialist orthopaedic cadaveric courses in Foot and Ankle Surgery and completing a travelling fellowship at Klinikum Frankfurt, Höchst, Frankfurt, Germany with Prof. D Mouret.

Mr Syed’s passion for trauma management and sub specialist interest in treatment of lower limb conditions, took him on the path of serving as the official team Doctor for England Football Team C, England XI, Guernsey, Jersey and IOM (Isle of Man) National Football Teams as well as the England National Football Team for UEFA regions Cup from 2008 till 2017. Mr Syed has travelled with these teams on various International tour of duties all across the globe. He has also worked as the academy Doctor for MKDONS; the Jersey Derby Doctor, the official Doctor for the ECCA (English Cross-Country Athletics) and also served as the MSA Doctor at Silverstone racing track.
Mr Syed is currently a tutor for the MCh Orthopaedics and Trauma Course for the University of Edinburgh and has been an Honorary Lecturer for UCL (University College London). 

He has completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from The University of Bath where he undertook a research thesis.

Mr. Syed has been published extensively in both trauma and elective orthopaedic papers. He has 30 publications of full articles and abstracts and has presented his scientific work (87 posters and podium presentations including 5 as international moderator and faculty) to Learned societies at both national and international levels.

He is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Research. His work has been published in the prestigious journal “Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America.”
Some of his recent publications are:
1. “Endoscopic reconstruction for Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures using FHL tendon transfer Surgical technique" in Foot & Ankle Clinics issue "Updates in the Management of Acute & Chronic Lesions of the Achilles Tendon" September 2019, T. Syed, Anthony Perera.

2. Syed, T. A., & Perera, A. (2016). A Proposed Staging Classification For Minimally Invasive Management Of Haglund's Syndrome With Percutaneous And Endoscopic Surgery. Foot and Ankle Clinics, 21(3), 641-664.

He is an editor of UKITE - UK In Training Exam - for those specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery since 2016, an Associate Editor for MedShr App 2015-18 and a Clinical Leader for MedShr; a Platform for online learning of doctors across the globe, funded by the UK Government.

Mr Syed has been invited as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Skills course and is a moderator for the Scientific Sessions at the 40th SICOT World Congress in Muscat, Oman (2019). He also served on the faculty of Charring Cross Ex-Fix course and Femoral Nailing / DHS Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons / Registrars in Training. 

Mr Syed lectured as a guest speaker at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, London. He has taught medical students from UCL (University College London) Medical School and Cardiff Medical School.

He has served as faculty member for the MRCS specialist course and RCS Edinburgh Surgical Skills heats.

Mr Syed was invited to be a lecturer at the Oxford deanery’s overseas ‘Doctor’s Induction Programme’ and contributed to the MMC implementation as part of the Oxford deanery working group.

He was the local Principal Investigator at the Royal Free Hospital for two multi-site RCTs (Randomised Controlled Trials) funded by NIHR. He was also the local lead for the QIST (Quality Improvement in Surgical Teams) programme, a national collaborative Quality Improvement programme supported by NHSI, for reducing infection in joint replacement and reducing anaemia.

His passion includes foot & ankle surgery including sports surgery, trauma and joint replacements. 
He has received 10 awards during his medical career including: “The Best Young Researcher Award“ by UKSEM in 2011, Health and Social Services Jersey’s “Quality Improvement Award 2015” and “NHS Innovations SE runners up”.

He has served as a pro-bono medical advisor to a charitable medical education group ( which creates awareness about VTE using online platforms since 2006.

Dr Syed served as an industry consultant for Bayer on VTE (Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) as part of their global advisory board in Germany, as the UK chair during EFORT Congress in 2014, as well as a Consultant to Bioventus for providing medical lectures.

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