Mr Nashat Siddiqui MBBS BSc FRCS (Tr&Orth)
I have been a consultant at Kingston Hospital since 2013, treating all conditions of the Upper Limb - the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist - as well as general trauma.
I qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical School in 1999. My general surgical training was in the London region with Specialist Orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore rotation.
Further sub-specialty skills and experience in all aspects of Upper Limb Surgery were gained during three specialist surgical fellowships; one year at the world-renowned Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Unit in Australia and a further year at two leading upper limb specialty units in the UK - Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol and University Hospital Coventry.
I was also awarded the prestigious Watanabe Travelling Fellowship, visiting several centres of surgical excellence around the UK specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery.
I have a special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as hand conditions such as severe Dupuytren's contractures, arthritis, and nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression. In addition, I also perform joint replacements of the shoulder, elbow, and fingers, including the new pyrocarbon technology. I have a particular interest in managing conditions with arthroscopic techniques which have previously been treated with open surgery, e.g. elbow arthritis and complex shoulder reconstructive surgery
I am the Orthopaedic Research and Audit lead for Kingston Hospital. I am currently running several multi-centre research studies including shoulder fracture management, new surgical techniques for rotator cuff problems, elbow fracture surgery and ankle fracture non-operative management. My other research interests include tennis/golfer’s elbow, elbow and shoulder replacements & arthroscopy, and hand deformities.
My many research articles have been published in major international orthopaedic journals. Several high profile journals have also invited me to be a peer-reviewer for them.
I am the clinical lead for the Kingston Better Bones initiative to treat osteoporosis, and I am also on the research grant approval committee of Arthritis Research UK.
One of my passions is the training of surgeons and students. I am the Orthopaedic Surgical Tutor for Kingston Hospital, with responsibility for training all the junior orthopaedic surgeons, and I have regular regional teaching commitments. I am also responsible for the training of orthopaedic medical students.
My membership of learned societies includes the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, British Orthopaedic Association, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Orthopaedic Trauma Society, and AO Trauma Foundation.
ARTHROSCOPIC (KEYHOLE) SURGERY
While surgery has traditionally been performed with large incisions there are many ways in which the same procedure can be performed through small "keyhole" cuts.
I perform the majority of my shoulder procedures, as well as elbow where possible, using this technique. This allows earlier recovery and rehabilitation for my patients, not to mention a more cosmetically acceptable scar.
Shoulder, elbow, and finger joint replacements have been shown to significantly improve the quality of life for patients, as well as help deal with the pain of arthritis.
I perform replacements of all of these joints when needed, including use of the latest materials and technologies; although I try to help my patients prolong the life of their natural joint for as long as possible before turning to joint replacement surgery.
HAND AND WRIST SURGERY
The hand and wrist are very complicated parts of the human body, with many things that can potentially go wrong.
This includes trapped nerves (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome), contractures (e.g. Dupuytren's contracture), ganglions, and arthritis.
Many of these can be treated without surgery, and I only operate when necessary.