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.
Some of the members of our team are listed below.
Amer Shoaib is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Limb Reconstruction and Foot and Ankle Surgery.
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. He deals with a spectrum of foot disorders from bunions – having pioneered minimally invasive bunion surgery in Manchester – to complex congenital foot and ankle deformities, for which he can use circular frames.
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.
He was a Consultant in Stockport for seven years from 2008, and now works at the Central Manchester Foundation Trust. He is a member of the British Limb Reconstruction Society, the British Trauma Society, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the European Foot and Ankle Society.
Raheel Shariff is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
His subspeciality interest covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including reconstruction of the foot and ankle due to conditions afflicted by trauma and deformities. He has been trained in both internal and external fixation techniques.
His skills and expertise in his chosen subspecialty interest are a culmination of fellowships of international repute:
- He has undergone a highly respected fellowship in all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction under the world renowned surgeon Dr Mark Myerson at the Institute of Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, Baltimore USA.
- Subsequent to this he has undertaken a Limb Reconstruction fellowship within the UK, with a broad experience of circular frame use.
He has also published his research widely in peer reviewed journals and presented his work at meetings both nationally and internationally. He is regularly invited as a contributing author for the ‘Foot & Ankle Clinics of North America’. He is also faculty on national courses for speciality orthopaedic trainees.
Caroline Unsworth is the lead Physiotherapist on the Trauma Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary.