Mr Ali Noorani, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Mr Ali Noorani MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS FRCS (Trauma & Orth)
MrAli Noorani,Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Noorani is a recommended Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Mr Ali Noorani - Common shoulder problems

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Introducing Mr Ali Noorani

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What causes rotator cuff injuries?

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Areas of expertise

  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder instability including traumatic, atraumatic, and muscle patterning instability (multidirectional instability)
  • Frozen shoulder and subacromial impingement
  • Sports injuries, trauma and fractures
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Biceps injuries
  • Labral injuries including SLAP and bankart

Recommendations for Mr Noorani

These recommendations are for information purposes only. Doctors providing recommendations do so in good faith and are not responsible for clinical outcomes.

Recommended by:

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Mr Noorani is an experienced shoulder and arm surgeon who deals well with complex trauma as well as routine conditions. Very good at answering questions and gives honest responses about likely treatment outcomes based on the latest techniques and evidence base.

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    Mr Noorani is an excellent and well respected orthopaedic shoulder specilaist. He is patient centred and very popular.

  • byDr Toby Longwill, GP

    Excellent surgeon who provides holistic care

  • byDr Azhar Ala, GP

    Recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • byDr Rick Seah, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Technically able sports and trauma related upper limb surgeon. Significant expertise with massive rotator cuff injuries and reverse shoulder replacements. Friendly and approachable to patients and colleagues. Excellent teacher.

  • byDr Ralph Rogers, Sports Medicine Regenerative Orthopaedics

    A close colleague within The London Sports Injury Clinic. The go to guy for my patients with upper limb surgical orthopaedic problems

  • byMr Lee Parker, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Highly regarded colleague in my hospital department in central London

  • byMr Nima Heidari, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Trusted colleague and excellent upper limb specialist

  • by Mr Simon Marsh, General & Breast Surgeon

    Ali is a recognised expert in upper limb orthopaedics with a particular expertise in cuff disease and complex fractures. Because of his clinical experience he sees a high proportion of tertiary referrals and emergencies. His expertise is well recognised by his colleagues and his opinion widely sought

  • by Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Noorani has broad portfolio of operative skills backed up by innate technical ability. However, even more important than this is the importance he sets by communication with each patient as an individual – as testified by the warn feedback he receives from all he treats.

  • by Mr Giles Davies, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

    A well regarded upper limb specialist with a track record of excellent care and outcomes, is highly regarded by his peers and patients

  • by Mr Mahantesh Karoshi, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Mr. Ali Noorani is a great Orthopedic Surgeon and a very popular Orthopedic Surgeon and would highly recommend him for his skills.

  • by Dr Ralph Abraham, Endocrinologist

    A consummate blend of expertise, caring and competence. We realise more as doctors when we are at the receiving end….

  • by Mr Emin Carapeti, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    An expert in his field whose help I have sought personally. I cannot recommend highly enough

  • by Mr W David Goodier, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Ali Noorani is a highly skilled Shoulder Surgeon, and I have no hesitation recommending him.

  • by Dr Richard Marley, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Ali Noorani is someone I've worked with and I'd recommend him to family and friends.

  • by Mr Ramon Tahmassebi, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Totally approachable and down to earth. A great Shoulder Surgeon.

  • by Dr Ben Huntley, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Ali is a high quality upper limb Orthopaedic Surgeon.

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Mr Noorani is an experienced shoulder and arm surgeon who deals well with complex trauma as well as routine conditions. Very good at answering questions and gives honest responses about likely treatment outcomes based on the latest techniques and evidence base.

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    Mr Noorani is an excellent and well respected orthopaedic shoulder specilaist. He is patient centred and very popular.

  • byDr Toby Longwill, GP

    Excellent surgeon who provides holistic care

  • byDr Azhar Ala, GP

    Recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • byDr Rick Seah, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Technically able sports and trauma related upper limb surgeon. Significant expertise with massive rotator cuff injuries and reverse shoulder replacements. Friendly and approachable to patients and colleagues. Excellent teacher.

  • byDr Ralph Rogers, Sports Medicine Regenerative Orthopaedics

    A close colleague within The London Sports Injury Clinic. The go to guy for my patients with upper limb surgical orthopaedic problems

  • byMr Lee Parker, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Highly regarded colleague in my hospital department in central London

  • byMr Nima Heidari, Foot and Ankle Surgeon

    Trusted colleague and excellent upper limb specialist

  • by Mr Simon Marsh, General & Breast Surgeon

    Ali is a recognised expert in upper limb orthopaedics with a particular expertise in cuff disease and complex fractures. Because of his clinical experience he sees a high proportion of tertiary referrals and emergencies. His expertise is well recognised by his colleagues and his opinion widely sought

  • by Mr Sebastian Dawson-Bowling, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Noorani has broad portfolio of operative skills backed up by innate technical ability. However, even more important than this is the importance he sets by communication with each patient as an individual – as testified by the warn feedback he receives from all he treats.

  • by Mr Giles Davies, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

    A well regarded upper limb specialist with a track record of excellent care and outcomes, is highly regarded by his peers and patients

  • by Mr Mahantesh Karoshi, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Mr. Ali Noorani is a great Orthopedic Surgeon and a very popular Orthopedic Surgeon and would highly recommend him for his skills.

  • by Dr Ralph Abraham, Endocrinologist

    A consummate blend of expertise, caring and competence. We realise more as doctors when we are at the receiving end….

  • by Mr Emin Carapeti, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    An expert in his field whose help I have sought personally. I cannot recommend highly enough

  • by Mr W David Goodier, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Ali Noorani is a highly skilled Shoulder Surgeon, and I have no hesitation recommending him.

  • by Dr Richard Marley, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Ali Noorani is someone I've worked with and I'd recommend him to family and friends.

  • by Mr Ramon Tahmassebi, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Totally approachable and down to earth. A great Shoulder Surgeon.

  • by Dr Ben Huntley, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Ali is a high quality upper limb Orthopaedic Surgeon.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients , please call to arrange, GB, W1G 9QJ

  • Harley Street Specialist Hospital

    18-22 Queen Anne St, Marylebone, London, GB, W1G 8HA

  • The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place, St John’s Wood, London, GB, NW8 9LE

  • The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, GB, W1G 6BW

  • Highgate Private Hospital

    17-19 View Road, Highgate, London, GB, N6 4DJ

  • Institute of Sport Exercise & Health

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, GB, W1T 7HA

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42–52 Nottingham Place, London, GB, W1U 5NY

  • BMI The London Independent Hospital

    1 Beaumont Square, Stepney Green, London, Greater London, GB, E1 4NL

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Trust headquarters, Executive Offices, Ground Floor, Pathology and Pharmacy Building, London, Greater London, GB, E1 2ES

  • BMI The London Independent Hospital (NHS)

    1 Beaumont Square, Stepney Green, Greater London, GB, E1 4NL

  • About Mr Ali Noorani

    GMC number: 4744272

    Year qualified: 2000

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Ali Noorani specialises in trauma and upper limb surgery and works at St Bartholomew's and Royal London Hospital, a tertiary referral centre for complex upper limb patients and the biggest trauma centre in Europe.


    He is a globally recognised expert in treating sports injuries and trauma which has led him to treat a number of A-list actors and many elite sportspeople, including Premier League footballers, and a number of professional cyclists, boxers and mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors. Patients are often referred to him from orthopaedic colleagues worldwide. As well as treating patients in London, Mr Noorani also practices in UAE and Pakistan.


    Mr Noorani’s focus is always on getting patients back to their active lifestyles as quickly and painlessly as possible, which relies on a multidisciplinary approach involving physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and in many cases does not require surgery.


    As a substantive Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in trauma and upper limb surgery, he has expertise in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgery and upper limb trauma surgery. His interest areas include shoulder instability, sports injuries, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthroscopy, hand and wrist surgery and elbow surgery.


    After completing his medical studies at the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in the year 2000, Mr Noorani completed his orthopaedic and trauma training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation. He then specialised in upper limb surgery, including trauma and sports injuries. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2009. He then undertook further specialist fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery at the coveted Upper Limb fellowship programme at The Royal Liverpool Hospital. This was complemented by 16 months of training at Stanmore’s Shoulder and Elbow Service in complex revision Arthroplasty and Instability and at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit. This was in addition to his experience in upper limb surgery, including complex trauma, at the Royal London.


    Mr Noorani was awarded the prestigious Annual British Shoulder and Elbow Society Fellowship in 2010, and the equally esteemed British Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in 2011. He used these fellowships to gain further valuable training in upper limb and trauma surgery in the US, at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, and the Rothman Institute. He was also awarded an AO trauma fellowship to Salzburg. He is the founding member of the Royal London Orthopaedic and Trauma Society and the Barts Orthopaedic Fund. He is on the education board of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER).


    He is a recognised educator and clinical supervisor has been frequently published in peer-reviewed journals and carried out research in several areas including instability. He is on the review board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has been a principal investigator on several multicentre randomised controlled trials.


    Mr Noorani is also a shoulder surgeon at the BMI London Independent and practices at the London Institute for Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH), the only International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised centre in UK. As the upper limb surgeon for the Elite Sports Concierge Service, he tends to upper limb injuries for several London professional sports teams. He was also the UK team doctor for the American National Basketball Association (NBA) and the orthopaedic doctor for American National Football League (NFL) and the Rugby World Cup 2015.


    Mr Noorani is the founder of three companies: The Regenerative Clinic, The Harley Street Speciality Hospital and Orthopaedic Specialists. He serves as Director of Global Strategy for all three companies. For more information visit O-S ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS.

    Areas of expertise

    • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow
    • Elbow arthroplasty (replacement), both primary and revision
    • Hand and wrist surgery
    • Management of early-onset arthritis
    • Rehabilitation of the shoulder
    • Rotator cuff tears including arthroscopic treatment
    • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) including arthroscopic treatment
    • Biceps injuries including arthroscopic treatment
    • Labral Injuries including SLAP and bankart including arthroscopic treatment
    • Shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), both primary and revision
    • Shoulder instability including traumatic, atraumatic, and muscle patterning instability (multidirectional instability)
    • Sports injuries with a special interest in the treatment of the shoulder and elbow
    • Trauma with a special interest in upper limb trauma including clavicle/ ACJ/ scapula/ proximal humerus, elbow, hand and wrist injuries
    • Subacromial impingement

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Most of my patients tend to be presenting with upper limb problems, i.e. problems of the arm, specifically the shoulder and the elbow which is my expertise. I tend to see patients who have had trauma, as well as patients who have more sporting-related injuries and/or wear and tear problems.

    There are four common symptoms that patients present with. Most patients present with pain. Some patients present with weakness of the shoulder or elbow. In some cases, patients present with either a shoulder being too stiff or being unstable, i.e. shoulder that pops out of joint.

    To answer your question about the four commonest symptoms that patients present to me in clinic, it will usually be a shoulder or an elbow that is either too painful, too stiff, too weak or unstable or a combination of the above four symptoms.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I emphasize treatments to be done in a multidisciplinary fashion. As you may know, I sit on the education committee for EUSSER (The European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation). My treatments tend to be done in combination with physiotherapy because I know that surgery, by itself, is often not necessary for most patients. When it is actually necessary, we still need to combine it with some really excellent physiotherapy.

    If patients come and see me, they should expect an accurate assessment and diagnosis. I actually tell them what's wrong with them. A lot of the times, that is enough for the patient because, for most conditions, patients just need to know what's wrong with them and they don't need actually a physical treatment for it.

    Treatment options include rehabilitation, which can be with or without other forms of treatment. Everybody is getting physiotherapy, but in addition patients may get some simple injections, whether they are steroid injections or they are injections of biological treatments that enhance healing, like PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and, in some cases, patients may require surgical intervention for me to do lots of different kinds of surgery. However, the exact treatment really has to be tailored according to what the patient presents with.

    In my practice, although I see the tip of the iceberg, I see patients who have difficult problems that have not been resolved with more conservative treatment. I would still like to proudly say that less than 20% of my patients who come and see actually need surgery.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My subspecialist interests are in shoulder and elbow surgery. Within this field, there are several things I do that I really super-specialise in.

    One is, as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon based in a big tertiary referral centre, i.e. Royal London Hospital, which is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, I get to see a lot of patients from everywhere, including from other hospitals and from other surgeons. Hence, I get to see the very difficult cases.

    I tend to see a tertiary practice, which means complex patients of the shoulder and elbow.

    Within that, there is an emphasis on patients with trauma or problems related to previous trauma, as well as a significant proportion of sports injury problems of the shoulders and elbows. As you know, I look after a lot of elite and professional athletes as well when it comes to that.

    I would like to say, in addition to that, I see all sorts of people. I will see the 90-year-old who has a painful shoulder due to arthritis and is looking for something simple to resolve her problem, as well as the 13-year-old who has dislocated the shoulder and requires an expert opinion before we set up a program for rehabilitation.

  • Professional memberships

    Articles by Mr Ali Noorani

    Regenerative techniques for repair of rotator cuff tears

    Validation of the stanmore percentage of normal shoulder assessment

    Subacute physeal abscess

    Muscle activation patterns in patients with recurrent shoulder instability

    Image intensifier-guided injection of corticosteroid and local anesthetic agent for the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis

    Displacement of the common peroneal nerve in posterolateral corner injuries of the knee

    Atraumatic shoulder instability

    Subscapularis pyomyositis: A rare presentation of shoulder pain

    Assessment of penetration of dorsal screws after fixation of the distal radius using ultrasound

    Long contoured locking plate fixation of traumatic proximal humeral fractures with distal extension

    Assessment and treatment strategies for rotator cuff tears

    Jaggi Muscle Patterning IntJShoulderSurg 2012

    When sheep play tennis

    Outcomes of the long philos plate for open reduction and internal fixation

    Tissue engineering for the rotator cuff

    Exploring the application of stem cells in tendon repair and regeneration

    Latissimus dorsi tendon transfers for rotator cuff deficiency

    The role of MRI in the diagnosis of proximal femoral fractures in the elderly

    Low molecular weight reparin and the coagulation profile of patients with heart failure

    Current trends in the management of thromboembolic events

    ‘Piggy back’ customized (CADCAM) total shoulder arthroplasty for extreme dysmorphism of the scapula and humerus

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    Excellent clinician. Dr Ralph Rogers is a highly recommended Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist.

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    Mr Adam Goode is one of the best Physio’s I know. Works his magic on some difficult msk pathology.

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    Excellent clinician. Dr Devinder Singh Bansi is a highly recommended Gastroenterologist.

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    Seb is an excellent Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is well liked by his patients and he is considered by his peers as one of the best lower limb surgeons of our generation.

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