Famous athletes with knee replacements

It’s a fact that joint surgery is exclusively reserved for the elderly. Right? Wrong. While it’s true that joint replacement patients do tend to be older, younger people are increasingly seeing it as a viable treatment option. Among these younger people are, in particular, sportspeople. These famous athletes with knee replacements often want to prolong…

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Mujahid El-Deen

Biography Mr Mujahid El-Deen worked in Scotland as an NHS consultant for eight years prior to joining Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet in 2014. He has published his research work in a number of orthopaedic journals including Bone Joint Surg Br 2008 and Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2006. He performs high volume surgery at our…

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Vasileios Kefalas

Biography Mr Vasileios Kefalas is a graduate of the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1996, he went on to undertake mandatory year-long service both in the Greek Army Medical Department and as a working GP. He progressed to work as a registrar at a number of leading Medical institutions in Greece before…

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Firas Arnaout

Biography Mr Firas Arnaout qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in the Speciality of Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2016. Prior to this he achieved Fellowship of the European Board of Orthopaedics & Traumatology in 2015. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Trauma & Orthopaedic Health Sciences from the University of…

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Rakesh Choudhary

Biography Mr Rakesh Choudhary underwent basic surgical training in Yorkshire and completed registrars’ training in trauma and orthopaedics in Wessex and South Wales. He also completed a master’s degree in orthopaedics at Liverpool University and completed his fellowship in hip and knee surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Mr Choudhary possesses in depth…

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Alison TJ Edwards

Biography Dr Edwards graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1992. In 2003 she completed higher surgical training at the West Midlands Deanery, in trauma and orthopaedics. After this she undertook a one year fellowship at the prestigious Wrightington Hospital Upper Limb Unit. In 2004 she took up her first consultant post in trauma and orthopaedics…

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Mohammed Zakaria

Biography Mr Mohamed Zakaria graduated from medical school in 1980 at Cairo University, Egypt. He has over thirty years’ experience working in orthopaedics. Mr Zakaria has authored and co-authored a number of papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. Related consultants

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Eleni Balabanidou

Biography Mrs Eleni Balabanidou has been working in Southampton General Hospital since 2010, specialising in hand surgery. In May 2021 she joined the team at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Southampton. Passionate about upper limb surgery, Mrs Balabanidou is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Society of Surgery of…

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Eleftherios Karamanlis

Biography Mr Eleftherios Karamanlis graduated from medical school of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1996, and went on to undertake mandatory year-long service both in the Greek Army Medical Department and as a working GP. He completed his training in orthopaedics in 2007 and was granted his CCT in trauma and orthopaedics. Mr Karamanlis moved…

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Tomasz Wudecki

Biography Mr Tomasz Wudecki gained his medical diploma from the Silesian Medical University in Katowice, Poland, as well as his Trauma and Orthopaedics Specialist training. He has a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery, and shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Mr Wudecki joined the team at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Plymouth when it opened in…

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