The Limb Reconstruction Team
A patient’s journey through hospital from first assessment to discharge involves many health professionals. Surgery is only one part of a patient’s successful treatment. It also includes nursing care, physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, social work and administrative work. To ensure that patients are given the best possible treatment, we work together as a multi-disciplinary team.
The adult and paediatric services work together to ensure as much as possible that teenagers who are nearing their 16th birthday, and will therefore be moving to the adult hospital have a joint assessment in the transition clinic, so that each child is jointly assessed by the childrens’ and adults’ services to ensure they have joined up care.
Many of the limb reconstruction team were involved in managing the complex injuries suffered by victims of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, both in the adults and childrens’ hospitals.
Specialist Frame Nurse
Rex is an award winning clinical nurse who has expertise in the management of patients with orthopaedic problems, and especially circular frames.
Rex is the first point of contact for adults who have a problem with their circular frame. He has a specific mobile phone from 9-5 for patients to contact him. He can be contacted on 07776660847.
Rex has a wide range of skills, including orthotics, plaster casting, foot and ankle, limb reconstruction and operating theatre practice. He has a reputation for being helpful and resourceful, and patients and staff appreciate his kindness and warm personality.
Amer Shoaib is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Limb Reconstruction and Foot and Ankle Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
He qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London. He trained in Cardiff and Oswestry in Orthopaedics, and has also undergone training in Kurgan in Siberia, a world reknown centre for Limb Reconstruction Surgery. He has considerable experience in using circular frames for war injuries, as well as dealing with concomitant infection. His work has been profiled in local, national and international news media.
Amer is also an expert in dealing with foot and ankle problems and injuries. This includes complex congenital foot and ankle deformities, for which he can use circular frames. He has also wide experience in using circular frames for the treatment of Charcot Foot in diabetics.
He runs a charity called Orthocycle, which recycles single use medical appliances from the UK to use abroad in less developed countries, as well as organising courses for UK doctors on how to use external fixators, and how to perform foot and ankle surgery.
Farhan Ali is a Consultant Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon.
He has been Consultant in Childrens’ Orthopaedics since 2011 and works at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital.
He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in the North West of England, and underwent a period of fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedics.
His practice is diverse and his subspecialty interests are congenital limb problems, sports injuries and trauma, neuromuscular problems and other developmental problems.
He works closely with a team of children’s healthcare professionals to ensure delivery of a safe and high quality of patient care and experience.
He corrects limb deformities and leg length discrepancies, using circular frames and specialist paediatric intramedullary devices, and has spearheaded the use of reverse planning techniques.
Currently, Farhan is working abroad, in order to support the development of Orthopaedic services in the Gambia.
Ishani Shah is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital.
She was previously a Consultant at the John Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, and has completed fellowships in Cincinnati and Korea, as well as having being selected as an international fellow.
She has undergone specialist training in deformity correction at the Goru Hospital in Seoul in South Korea.
She has expertise in deformity correction in children and the use of circular external fixators.
Mohamed Kenawey is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Manchester Childrens’ Hospital.
His interests and expertise are in the fields of adult and paediatric trauma surgery with a broad experience in all aspects of acetabular and pelvic trauma surgery, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, paediatric hip surgery and lower extremity deformity correction and lengthening surgery.
He has extensive experience with all techniques of distraction osteogenesis, limb lengthening and segmental bone transport for difficult bony defects.
He has used all types of external fixators including the Ilizarov fixator, the Taylor Spatial Frame and mono-lateral external fixators. His research interests are mainly in the field of lower extremity deformity correction and lengthening surgery as well as trauma surgery.
He has published to over 20 scientific articles in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals as well as 4 book chapters and 4 operative videos on the AAOS Orthopedic Video Theater site.
Mohamed has completed a fellowship in Hannover in trauma and in Toronto in Childrens’ Orthopaedics.
Haris Naseem is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, who specialises in the treatment of adults at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
His practice includes complex fractures, deformities and foot and ankle problems.
Haris attended the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield, before training in medicine in Manchester. He trained in the North West of England in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, and has completed two fellowships in limb reconstruction in the UK as well as a fellowship in Kurgan, in Siberia, a world renowned centre for the use of circular frames.
He also performs foot and ankle surgery in adults, as well as managing Charcot Foot problems in diabetics.