Prof. Ali Ghoz, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Prof. Ali Ghoz MB BCh, FRCS(Tr. & Orth.), MSc(Oxon), MRCS(Eng), MRCS(Ed), Fellowship(AOA)
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Areas of expertise
- Minimally invasive posterior and anterior hip replacement
- Knee arthroscopic keyhole surgery
- Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery
- Knee soft tissue and ligament reconstruction
- Custom made knee replacement surgery
- ACL revision surgery
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Harley Street, 20 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London, GB, W1G 6BW
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164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London, GB, SW5 0TU
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About Prof. Ali Ghoz
GMC number: 5201582
Year qualified: 1998
Place of primary qualification: Cairo University
Professor Ali Ghoz is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery. He has a special interest in revision hip and knee surgery, as well as extensive experience in primary hip replacement, muscle sparing anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing arthroplasty, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, computer-aided/ robotic-assisted surgery, knee arthroscopic surgery and soft tissue knee reconstruction surgery. He is one of only a few UK trauma and orthopaedic surgeons specialising in cutting edge, minimally invasive hip and knee surgery.
Prof. Ghoz completed his basic surgical training at the Yorkshire School of Surgery progressing to a National Training Number for Specialist Registrar training at the Yorkshire Deanery. He obtained his FRCS in trauma and orthopaedics in 2011. He also holds a Master of Science degree from Oxford University specialising in musculoskeletal sciences. In 2013, he completed a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. In 2014, he completed the Australian Orthopaedic Association accredited Adult Hip/Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Prince of Wales and The Mater Hospitals, Sydney.
Prof. Ghoz has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers in the field of hip and knee surgery and has presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. He teaches on international courses, including the prestigious Oxford University Miller Orthopaedic Review course. He is a visiting Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Chisinau University Hospital and Deraya University. He has global experience including work in Australia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.
What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?
First of all, it's pain either on the joint itself or in the soft tissues. For example, it could be hip pain, knee pain, wrist pain or ankle pain.
Second symptom is symptoms of instability, especially in the knee.
Third symptom is locking or mechanical symptoms.
Fourth symptom is crepitus or clicking in the joints or clunking. The final symptom is swelling in the joint itself, especially the knee or the ankle or the wrist.
Finally, obviously, the trauma patients. They can present with deformity or fractures.
What treatments are you able to offer your patients?
The main USP is the minimally-invasive anterior hip replacement surgery. For patients who have advanced arthritis, both young and old, I can offer a minimally-invasive approach, which helps to reduce pain, early mobilisation, early recovery, lower risk of dislocation and less risk of bleeding, smaller scar and no restrictions after the hip replacement.
The recovery time is halved from 3 to 6 months to recover to less than 6 weeks. Most of my patients are back on their feet without any crutches within about 3 weeks after the hip replacement.
It's done under x-ray guidance and computer guidance as well to maximise the outcome and make sure that the implants are positioned in the correct and optimal position. It leads to, obviously, longevity of the implants, so there is lower risk of revision, hopefully, in the future.
My second USP is the custom-made knee replacement or computer-guided or robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery for both full and partial knee replacement, which helps to also reduce pain, early recovery, better positioning of implants, lower risk of bleeding and less risk of chronic pain after knee replacement surgery.
Third is the soft tissue knee side and the minimally-invasive surgery with regards to arthroscopic surgery, either to deal with meniscal tears by either repair or debridement and knee ligament reconstruction again through keyhole surgery, mainly anterior cruciate, but also multi-ligament knee surgery.
Fourth is trauma where I deal with general trauma such as broken hips, knees, wrists, ankles where I can fix them and allow early mobilisation. I allow my patients to mobilise immediately after fixation. I don't restrict them. I don't normally use plasters unless I really have to. I'm an advocate of early mobilisation, early recovery and enhanced recovery.
The other thing that I'm focused on is revision surgery, so for failed hips or failed knees. People send me their problems or complications where I deal with all those and try and deal with the complications to restore function.
I do regular hip revision surgery as well as knee revision surgery to get a better outcome for the patients. This is a more complicated surgery, but that was part of my training – the two fellowships specialising in soft tissue knee surgery, sports injuries and revision hip and knee surgery.
Can you tell us a little bit more about your subspecialist interests?
My subspecialist interest is in complex hip, complex knee and revision hip and knee surgery, mainly focusing on minimally-invasive surgery in the hip and the knee, using the latest technology, computer-guided, computer-assisted, robotic assisted and x-ray guided surgery to optimise the positioning of the implants and the soft tissue in knee reconstruction or hip reconstruction.
The second subspecialist interest is the complex revisions for failed hip replacements and failed knee replacements, both partial and full knee replacements.
Are there any charities that you are affiliated with?
I'm a professor of orthopaedics. I'm an honorary professor in the University of Moldova. I go there once or twice a year and operate for free. Moldova is a fairly poor country and doesn't have much to offer with regards to reimbursement. I go and operate for free.
I also do the same thing in Egypt where I have operated on patients who were injured in military combat against Islamic terrorists and so on.
Areas of expertise
- Knee arthroscopic ''key hole'' surgery
- Primary hip replacement
- Muscle sparing minimally invasive anterior hip replacement
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
- Knee Ligament and Cartilage Reconstruction
- Custom made Partial knee replacement
- Custom made Total knee replacement
- Computer aided surgery
- Patello femoral “knee cap” replacement
- Soft tissue knee reconstruction surgery
- Trauma Surgery
- “Re-do” revision hip and knee surgery
- Carpal tunnel surgery
- Trigger finger surgery
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