Research and Publications
Currently, we are leading national and international studies through the Royal College of Surgeons (England) aiming at answering many COVID19 related questions in trauma and Orthopaedics. As leading healthcare academics, we recognise the importance of evidence-based information, and as a patient, you want the information you receive about your health to be clinically accurate, up-to-date and written in a way you can understand. The Information and Knowledge Team here at TheArmDoc® receives numerous enquiries from members of the public and patients telling us about their health and care experiences, and some of these stories relate to the information they have been given as part of their treatment or about a condition. Evidence-based information is essential for improving patient experience, supporting self-management and enabling shared decision-making. Engaging patients and the public is a key priority at both national and local level throughout the global healthcare systems and it is a priority for us in TheArmDoc.
Professor M. A. Imam is fully trained in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. He provides expert treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, of all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He was awarded multiple distinctive international awards and travelling fellowships from the AAOS, AANA, ISAKOS, EFORT, AO and others. He has completed two Degree level theses including a PhD on the healing of rotator cuff tendons tears and successfully filed patents.
Following the completion of specialist training, He undertook international and national upper limb fellowships at distinguished centres of excellence. These included embarking on specialist upper limb fellowships training at internationally recognised units: the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit, an Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and an upper limb fellowship in the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Chertsey, Surrey where he currently works as a substantive consultant. He also undertook another fellowship overseas with Professor Christian Gerber; the world-leading pioneer of modern shoulder surgery, at Der Balgrist University Orthopaedic Centre in Zurich, Switzerland. He also undertook a complex trauma fellowship in John Radcliff hospital, the major trauma centre in Oxford and BGU Trauma centre in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He also undertook travelling fellowships to gain an up-to-date international experience in Mayo Clinic, The Steadman clinic (US Olympic team centre of excellence) and Stanford University in the USA. He also undertook multiple travelling fellowships in Europe; these include Madrid, Munich and Heidelberg.
Professor M Imam is heavily involved in research, having published over 70 peer-reviewed publications in top international medical journals and written more than 12 textbook chapters on upper limb injuries. He is the chief investigator of more than one national and international studies. He has authored two reference books. His current research interests include novel materials, COVID19 infection and its relation to orthopaedic and trauma outcomes, Artificial intelligence in surgery, cartilage and tendon repair, bone marrow concentrate, optimising outcomes after total joint replacements, minimally invasive fracture fixation devices, arthroscopy outcomes, bone healing and techniques to aid rapid return to sport after injury. He has designed orthopaedic instruments, designed and has published more than ten novel surgical techniques.
New Evidence "Injury prevention programs are effective when used in adolescent team sports"
Ten studies, including nine randomized controlled trials and one prospective cohort study, were included in this meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy of injury prevention programs in adolescent team sports. Pooled results demonstrated a significant injury rate reduction with the use of injury prevention programs versus control interventions overall. Subgroup differences were noted for the type of sport, in which basketball/handball experienced a greater injury rate reduction with injury prevention programs than in soccer, and type of program implemented. NonFIFA11+ programs experienced a larger injury reduction rate than FIFA11+ programs.
In the blog, you can read the most recent evidence in sports Medicine
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Professor M Imam is recognised by all the major healthcare insurers, and is fee-assured with BUPA, Aviva, Healix, and Vitality Health.
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