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Consultant Q&A Orthopaedic Surgery

Zaf Naqui is a Consultant Hand, Wrist Surgeon. His NHS practice is at Salford Royal (Hope) Hospital, one of the leading teaching hospitals of the University of Manchester, where he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Mr Naqui has been awarded dual postgraduate certification in Hand surgery from both the British and the European Boards of Hand Surgery becoming one of the first Consultant Surgeons to hold those awards.

His routine practice includes all elective hand and wrist surgery.He also specializes in complex Hand & Wrist trauma and sports injuries.

He is a faculty member on a number of surgical courses, including the preparation of senior surgical trainees for the specialist Orthopaedic exam. He has a keen interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as well as surgical training, lecturing in the UK and abroad.

He has completed a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, published his research in numerous journals and presented it within the UK and internationally. One of his current research projects is evaluating the latest techniques of wrist fracture surgery.

Mr Naqui is from Manchester and attended The Manchester Grammar School before studying medicine at University College London. He underwent higher specialist training in Orthopaedics, Upper Limb and Hand Surgery in the North West. After this, he undertook a 12 month Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital followed by Fellowships in Plastic Hand Surgery (Manchester) and Hand & Wrist Trauma at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston USA).

Mr Naqui is a member of The British Society for Surgery of the Hand, British Elbow and Shoulder Society, British Trauma Society, British Orthopaedic Association, North West Surgical Hand Society and North West Orthopaedic Association.

His hobbies centre on his two young daughters, running and trekking. He has trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimajaro and is now attempting to encourage his girls to share his passion for trekking.

Professional Memberships

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester
  • British Society Surgery Hand
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Trauma Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • North West Surgical Hand Society
  • North West Orthopaedic Association

Clinical Interests

Mr Naqui has a specialist interest in all aspects of Hand and Wrist Surgery. In particular:

  • Hand & Wrist Sports Injuries
  • Complex Hand & Wrist Injuries and Reconstruction
  • Wide Awake Hand Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Nerve disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement of Hand and Wrist
  • Tendon inflammation and injury

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