Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Member of the British Elbow
Member of the Shoulder Society
Member of the published several scientific papers and book chapters
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Member of General Medical Council
Mr Omar Haddo is a consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics with a special interest in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgery and upper limb sports injuries. He practices privately at Highgate Hospital where he forms part of the leading team in the Shoulder and Elbow Unit. He treats all aspects of the upper limb involving elective and degenerative conditions, sport injuries and trauma, including fractures.
Having studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London (1990-96), Mr Haddo also undertook a BSc in Clinical Sciences at St Mary's Hospital, London. He was appointed to the Stanmore Orthopaedic Training Programme in 2002. He then undertook a fellowship at the internationally-renowned Reading Shoulder Unit, where he developed his skills in arthroscopic surgery and also in shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty.
Mr Haddo is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and has published an extensive number of scientific papers and book chapters. He has also presented at many national and international meetings and is deeply involved in teaching of trainee surgeons within Whittington Trust. In this regard, he has set up and led the London Shoulder Arthroplasty course. He has been a faculty member on various orthopaedic and shoulder courses and continues to be involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.
What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?
The main symptoms of pain, lack of movement, lack of function or a combination of these. These can affect any joint, whether it's the shoulder, elbow, hand or the wrist.
The other main area that I see patients with are people who've also sustained either a sports injury or a fracture to the upper limb – anywhere from hands, fingers, wrists, all the way up to the shoulder.
What treatments are you able to offer your patients?
Before any treatment is discussed, we have to make the right diagnosis. That's based on taking a history, examining and, if needed, investigations.
Depending on what the problem is, we offer a wide range of treatments. They could be conservative, with the help of physiotherapists, hand therapists and that sort of treatment to try and get the patient better both in terms of getting rid of the pain and getting back the movement and the function in whatever joint that's affected.
Other treatment will be treatment like injections. If the condition is amenable to an injection, whether that be a steroid injection or the more recent evidence towards injections like using PRP (Protein Rich Plasma) and so on, then those are also available for offer.
Finally, surgical options. That's anything that needs surgery to fix or improve to all those. From a surgical point of view, I'm very much an arthroscopy surgeon. I do a lot of my surgery through keyhole, but also do open surgeries. It all depends on what part of the body is involved and what the condition is and what it needs doing.
Can you tell us a bit more about your areas of subspecialist interest?
The main area and the main bulk of my work is the shoulder. The most particular area of work tends to be conditions that are involving injuries to the shoulder, tears in the tendons around the shoulder called the rotator cuff, instability or dislocations of the shoulder, and also treatment of arthritis.
The presentations really vary in the elbow, hand and wrist. The main areas with elbow are things like tennis elbow and golfers elbow, but also elbow arthritis. For the hand and wrist, the predominant presentations are the injuries like fractures of the wrist or the fingers, but I also treat conditions like carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, De Quervain's disease and ganglions.
Upper Limb Surgery
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Recommended on 03/03/2013
Excellent shoulder surgeon whose opinion is much sought after.
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