Mr Ibrahim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist fellowship training in injuries and painful conditions affecting the arm, including nerve problems. He strongly believes in the importance of making an accurate diagnosis for his patients and in each instance incorporates his latest research knowledge of the biomechanical reasons for the problem. This approach allows him to advise his patients on treatment options that will maximise chances of recovery and minimise risk of recurrence. Mr Ibrahim’s practice philosophy is that the majority of conditions are best treated without surgery. However, if an operation is needed Mr Ibrahim is highly skilled in a full range of shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist procedures including the latest minimally invasive keyhole techniques. Some of the most common conditions that Mr Ibrahim treats include rotator cuff tears/impingement, bursitis, frozen shoulder, first-time/repeated shoulder dislocation, biceps tears, shoulder and elbow arthritis, tennis and golfer’s elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. He also treats patients with fractures and dislocations affecting the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist. Mr Ibrahim graduated from University College London with distinction and a first-class honours degree in Orthopaedics, including accredited Orthopaedic training at Harvard Medical School. Following basic surgical training in the Oxford School of Surgery, when he also taught Anatomy at Oxford University, he completed higher Orthopaedic training on the prestigious Imperial College London rotation. During this time, he was awarded first prize for a master’s degree in Surgical Education. His thesis on how an Orthopaedic Surgeon should prepare for complex surgery was the first of its kind and has been published as a peer-reviewed article and a book chapter. Mr Ibrahim completed further training in nerve surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and specialist fellowship training in upper limb surgery at the Royal Derby ‘Superhospital’, including the world famous Pulvertaft Hand and Wrist Unit. He was a travelling fellow of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, learning from renowned surgeons in Lyon and Stockholm. He is also a British Orthopaedic Association Clinical Leader and was sponsored to successfully create the UK’s first Enhanced Recovery Programme for shoulder replacement surgery. Mr Ibrahim captained the University of London at tennis and still represents The Queen’s Club in competition. His continued involvement in sport has presented him with a unique understanding of the necessary treatment for patients who want to return to play in racket and other overhead sports.
Having suffered with long-standing rotator cuff problems, I was extremely impressed with the level of care I received from Mr Ibrahim; he was highly knowledgeable and his approach was perfect for me. My symptoms are now largely resolved and he was caring and professional throughout. I am very glad I found him.
I saw so many healthcare professionals for my chronic shoulder pain: GPs, sports doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths etc etc. All of them had a different opinion and I was never clear what my problem actually was. I even had shock wave and a PRP injection, which I later found out are total quackery not supported by science at all! Eventually I was told that I needed surgery to have bone spurs removed, which didn’t make sense to me because no-one had shown me that I had any bone spurs on my scan. I went to see Mr Ibrahim at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and I cannot recommend him highly enough! He was able to accurately diagnose me with a specific type of rotator cuff problem that was different to the normal type. For the first time I was able to understand my pain. Because he is a surgeon, I was expecting him to recommend surgery, but much to my delight he said that it would be possible to rebalance my shoulder naturally with the correct exercises. He referred me to his physio team and I was feeling much better after just a few weeks. Highly recommended!