SubSpecialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery
M.D. Ms (Orth), CS (Orth), MRCS (Glag), MRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr&Orth), CCT (UK)
Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
Tertiary referral consultant for complex foot and ankle cases
Subspecialized in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Treatments. Specialist in Trauma Surgery.
Areas of Special Interest
– Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
– Foot and ankle arthroscopic surgery.
– Revision (re-operating to fix unsatisfactory outcome after previously done operations as tertiary referred surgeon) and complex foot and ankle cases.
– Ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation for foot and ankle condition (plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and Morton’s neuroma).
Operations / Procedures
Experience in more than 3000 procedures on the surgical logbook:
Arthroscopic surgery: Standard Ankle Arthroscopy, Posterior Ankle arthroscopy, Achilles Tendon Tendoscopy (Peroneal tendons Tendoscopy, Subtalar joint Arthroscopy, 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint arthroscopy, Arthroscopic ankle Fusion, Arthroscopic subtalar joint fusion.
Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS): Minimal Invasive Surgery for Hallux Valgus Deformity MICA (Bunion), Minimal Invasive forefoot procedures (Phalangeal and lessor metatarsals osteotomies for metatarsalgia and toes’ deformities). Minimal invasive hindfoot deformities corrections, minimal invasive calcaneal fractures reduction and fixations, MIS diabetic foot surgery. MIS Achilles tendon’s tear repair.
Forefoot Surgery: metatrasla osteotomies (SCARF osteotomy, Akin’s osteotomy, Weil’s osteotomy), Hammertoes corrections, repair of unstable MTPJ, plantar plate repair, correction surgery for curly toes, cross-over toes, bunionette.
Midfoot and hindfoot surgery: flat foot reconstruction, cavus varus foot reconstructions, midfoot realignments and fusion, percutaneous corrective osteotomies, hindfoot fusion, talonavicular joint fusion.
Heel / Achilles’ tendon surgery and others: Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, Ultrasound-guided percutaneous micro-radiofrequency ablation for Achilles tendonitis and Plantar fasciitis, ultrasound-guided high volume injections for Achilles’ tendinitis, percutaneous excision of Haglund’s deformity (heel lump). Percutaneous Ultrasound guided ablation for Morton’s neuroma.
George Chami M.D. Ms(Orth), CS(Orth), MRCS(Glag), MRCS(Ed), FRCS(Tr&Orth), CCT(UK) is experienced, UK trained Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. He is fellowship trained in the sub-specialists in foot and ankle surgery. He offers clinical expertise in the management of foot and ankle conditions and orthopaedic trauma. He offers a tertiary consultancy service as per his previous experience a senior clinician running regular MDT meetings in tertiary referral service for complex foot and ankle cases in one of the biggest teaching hospitals and trauma centres in Scotland. Especially to salvage of previously performed surgery with unfavorable outcome.
A Highly Trained Surgeon
Dr Chami was training under the national training number (6 years vigorously assessed training) is the UK in Leeds Teaching Hospitals “the biggest provider of specialist NHS services in England and includes two of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe” ,he was trained by leading surgeons in Trauma and Foot and Ankle surgeons in the UK. He was a senior fellow of foot and ankle surgery in Leeds’ foot and ankle department and the centre of excellence in ankle arthroplasty in the UK. He was also trained in foot and ankle surgery in Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Hull Royal Infirmary.
An Experienced Surgeon
Dr Chami has extensive experience in Foot and ankle surgery and trauma surgery, performing more than 3000 procedures. After completing his training and fellowship in foot and ankle surgery, He worked as a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with special interest or subspecialist in foot and ankle surgery in Imperial College London NHS (one of the largest NHS trusts in England and together with Imperial College London forms an academic health science centre.) mainly working in two large teaching hospitals in London of St Mary’s Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. In St Mary’s Hospital ( major acute / trauma centre hospital for north west London) : he provided trauma service as a tertiary referred foot and ankle surgeon for complex foot and ankle trauma cases along with general trauma, performing and developing minimal invasive techniques for treatment of the complex intra articular fracture of the calcaneus and hind foot fractures. ( St Mary’s Hospital is prestigious teaching Hospital in London where penicillin was discovered and many members of the royal family was born). He also trained many national trauma fellows. His elective foot and ankle service work was provided in Charing Cross Hospital his practice included centralised MDT meeting and clinics. He later moved to Scotland to work as consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with special interest / subspecialist in foot and ankle surgery in Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. ( major teaching hospital and major trauma centre and international leading hospital that pioneered many new treatments) and TORT Centre, (world leading research, education and clinical facility) . During his work he established MDT meeting to deal with complex foot and ankle cases as a tertiary referred surgeon. Which he operated and treated numerous referred cases for unfavourable outcomes after previous surgery, in which he developed a special interest.
An international class expert
Dr Chami has numerous contributions to advance the science of knowledge of orthopaedics and foot and ankle surgery. He developed several techniques in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions including techniques to stabilise the ankle joint and techniques to fix complex foot fractures . These techniques are tested in many research projects, peer reviewed and published in international scientific journals. He also published in prestige medical scientific books articles about his research in computer assisted surgeries , novel methods is assessment of surgical performance and developing revolutionary aids in computer assisted surgical guidance. In which he became an international expert for grants in the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in the United States. His techniques and research was presented in numerous international conferences ( Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Bristol, Cardiff, US, Finland, Italy, Holland. ) He was invited to present on many courses for trainees in foot and ankle surgery and other surgeons. He is also an international reviewer for scientific journals. He also supervised many MCh(Orth) international doctors in TORT Centre, Postgraduate Division, School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Department, University of Dundee. he is also a recognised trainer for Orthopaedic Surgery in the UK for doctors and students.
Surgeon with a modern, evidence based practice, treatment and outcome
He was training in the latest evidence based treatments by leading surgeons in the field and continue to advance and update his knowledge and contribute to the science and art of foot and ankle surgery though numerous publications as well as attending and participate in the international and national conferences to keep providing cutting edge treatments. He was invited and visited many special international recognized centres who developed and tested the latest uniques techniques in foot and ankle surgery such as tendoscopies and percutaneous or keyholes performed procedures and special cartilage regeneration techniques. His superior outcomes was proved through prospective audit of patients’ reported outcome through the University of Dundee.
- Stability of Lisfranc injury fixation in Thiel Cadavers: Is routine fixation of the 1st and 3rd tarsometatarsal joint necessary?Mayne AIW, Lawton R, Dalgleish S, Harrold F, Chami G. Injury. 2017 Apr 11. pii: S0020-1383(17)30229-2. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.04.003.
- A novel technique to ensure accurate placement of synthetic bone graft. A Mayne, G Chami Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2017 Apr; 99(4): 363. Published online 2017 Mar 28. PMCID: PMC5449681
- A comparison of surgical exposures for posterolateral osteochondral lesions of the talar dome Alistair I.W.Mayne , Robert Lawton.Michael J.Reidy.Fraser Harrold .George Chami. Foot and Ankle Surgery, Available online 13 December 2016
- R. Lawton,S. Dalgleish, F. Harrold, G. Chami. STABILITY OF LISFRANC INJURY FIXATION IN THEIL CADAVERS: IS FIXATION OF THE THIRD RAY NECESSARY? Bone Joint J 2015 vol. 97-B no. SUPP 17 10
- Is there an association between body temperature and serum lactate levels in hip fracture patients? Murtuza F, Farrier AJ, Venkatesan M, Smith R, Khan A, Uzoigwe CE, Chami G.Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2015 Oct;97(7):513-8. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2015.0012. Epub 2015 Aug 14. PMID:26274739
- Shabani F, Farrier AJ, Smith R, Venkatesan M, Thomas C, Uzoigwe CE, Isaac S, Chami G.Hip fractures sustained in hospital: comorbidities and outcome.Postgrad Med J. 2014 Dec 30.PMID: 25550523
- Chika E. Uzoigwe, Asif Khan, Robert Smith, Murali Venkatesan, Sivaraman Balasubramanian, Sherif Isaac, George Chami: Hypothermia and low body temperature are common and associated with high mortality in hip fracture patients, Hip Int 2014.PMID: 24619871
- Chami G, Eyre J, Harris N., Simple stress fractures? Are they under-investigated. BOFAS Annual Scientific Meeting, Newport, 2012.
- Eyre JR, Gudipati S, Chami G, Monkhouse R. Surgical outcome of Lisfanc fixation, BOFAS Annual Scientific Meeting, Newport, 2012.
- G. Chami, N.Harris, P. Smirthwaite, J. Jie Wu, Rebalance™ (TAR), Design Rationale, Laboratory Wear Results and Early Clinical Outcome, 9th EFAS Congress, Noordwijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.
- Uzoigwe CE, Shabani F, Chami G, El-Tayeb M. Simple whiplash?, J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Aug;91(8):1103-4. PMID: 19651845.
- Chami G, Ward JW, Phillips R, Sherman KP. Haptic feedback can provide an objective assessment of arthroscopic skills. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Apr;466(4):963-8. Epub 2008 Jan 23. PMID: 18213507.
- Collins I, Wilson-MacDonald J, Chami G, Burgoyne W, Vineyakam P, Berendt T, Fairbank J. The diagnosis and management of infection following instrumented spinal fusion. Eur Spine J. 2008 Mar;17(3):445-50. Epub 2007 Dec 13. PMID: 18075763.
- Chami G, Phillips R, Ward JW, Bielby MS, Mohsen AM. Factors Affecting Targeting Using the Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery System (CAOSS). Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;119:90-2. PubMed ID (PMID): 16404021.
- Chami G, Phillips R, Ward JW, Bielby MS, Mohsen AM. 3D visualization and open planning platform in virtual fluoroscopy. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;125:64-6. PubMed ID (PMID):17377235.
- Jeys LM, Suneja R, Chami G, Grimer RJ, Carter SR, Tillman RM. Impending fractures in giant cell tumours of the distal femur: incidence and outcome. Int Orthop. 2006 Apr;30(2):135-8. Epub 2006 Feb 11. PubMed ID (PMID):16474936.
- Chami G, Jeys L, Freudmann M, Connor L, Siddiqi M. Are osteoporotic fractures being adequately investigated?: A questionnaire of GP & orthopaedic surgeons. BMC Fam Pract. 2006 Feb 7;7(1): PubMed ID (PMID): 16464250.
- Chami G, Phillips R, Ward JW, Bielby MS, Mohsen AM Factors affecting targeting using the computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system (CAOSS). Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;119:90-2. PubMed ID (PMID):16404021.
- Chami G, Ward J, Wills D, Phillips R, Sherman K. Smart tool for force measurements during knee arthroscopy: in vivo human study. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;119:85-9. PubMed ID (PMID): 16404020.
- Chami G, Chami BD, Hatley ED, Dabis HM. Simple technique for evacuation of traumatic subcutaneous haematomas under tension. BMC Emerg Med. 2005 Dec 13;5(1): PubMed ID (PMID): 16351725.
- Chami G, Moulder E, Mohsen AMMA. Weather associated symptoms after ankle injuries; myth or reality? The FOOT, Volume 16, Issue 3 , September 2006.
- Chami G, Ward JW, Phillips R, Mohsen AMMA, 3D visualization using fluoroscopic images acquired in virtual fluoroscopy, Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), pp 47-49, ISBN 3-938262-69-9, Helsinki, June 2005.
- Chami G, Collins I, Burgoyne W, Pasapula C, Wilson-Macdonald J, Berendt A, Fairbank J, and Bowden G. THE MANAGEMENT OF INFECTION FOLLOWING INSTRUMENTED SPINAL SURGERY, J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Sep 2005; 87-B: 240.
- Chami G, Scott A, Chockalingam S. Radiological outcome of volar locking plate versus manipulation and k wires in treatment of dorsally displaced distal radius fractures. Injury Extra (2005) 36,131—184.