Mr Ib Malek joined BCUHB at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in January 2018 as Consultant Trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Lower Limb arthroplasty (Hip and Knee Replacement). He completed his specialist orthopaedic training from Wales training programme. He successfully completed 18 months fellowship at Adelaide, South Australia from Central Adelaide Health Network and prestigious Calvary Wakefield Hospital. His main interests are improving outcome following primary hip and knee arthroplasty, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) and revision hip and knee Arthroplasty procedures.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been placed on Mr Malek's list. Having had both hips replaced I received fantastic care from Mr Malek and his wider team. I have a dislike of hospitals (even good ones) and am convinced that I heal better at home and having voiced my wish to leave hospital as soon as humanly possible was supported by Mr Malek; on both occasions I left hospital the following day. I am now completely pain free (well at least in my hips) with barely a scar and full mobility for the first time in years I wish Mr Malek and his wonderful team grateful thanks and advise anyone with the good fortune to get him as a surgeon to go for it.
Mr Malek is fantastic! His surgical experience and hands on approach is second to none. I was very sceptical as a young trauma patient requiring a full hip replacement but Mr Malek put my mind at ease, explaining everything perfectly and providing first class surgery for what had been a difficult choice as a result of my age for this type of operation. Anyone who is in the hands of Mr Malek should be relaxed knowing they are safe and will be well looked after. His approach to patients is brilliant and you can see the extent of great knowledge and experience through his approach. Please dont let the other horror stories of Wrexham Maelor Hospital put you off when in the care of Mr Malek, as you will be properley looked after. A massive Well done and a personal thank you to you and your team for hugely improving the quality of my life and making the experience a pleasant one! Regards David Richards Johnstown, Wrexham
Dear David, It was absolutely fantastic to see you taking leaps and bounds in your recovery so early after the op. I am sure you will have a pain-free and productive life for many years to come. As far as WMH is concerned, I am proud of this place and people who work in orthopaedic department, who strive to get best for our patients despite few challenges . Many thanks for your compliments for our team and your recommendation. Best wishes for future ahead.
Mr Malek performed a Total Knee Replacement on my left knee 7 weeks ago. He did the same with my right knee just over a year ago. I felt he did a very good job last year. So I was perfectly happy that he was to be my surgeon this time around. This years operation seems to have gone extremely well. The wound has healed lovely with no wound leakage or break down. Leaving a perfect scar. I seemed to be able to bend my knee more easily from when they got me out of bed post op and now after 7 weeks can bend it 120 degrees. I also have full extension. My physiotherapist is very happy with my progress. I feel most of this is due to Mr Malek’s surgical expertise. I totally recommend him, he has a lovely personality and was attentive post op. I do also recommend attending the Joint School session and carrying out the exercises suggested before the operation to get your body used to them.
It was pleasure to see you again. There is nothing more satisfying than witnessing back to back surgical success in same patient. Many thanks for your recommendation and useful advice for my future patients regarding pre-op exercise and joint school educational class. I wish you all the best for tpainfree future. Best wishes. IAM
Mr Malek is the kind of doctor who wil sit and talk to you ,makes you feel at ease no matter how serious yr operation is ,any question you ask him he will listen to you and answer them ,my husband has just had total knee replacement done by this brilliant surgeon , many thanks mr malek for looking after my husband x
No problems at all. Many thanks for your kind words. Please let me know if there are any issues with his knee. Best wishes. IAM
In June 2018 I was admitted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital with a broken hip due to falling over at home. I needed a full hip replacement. Mr Malek was my consultant and surgeon. Mr Malek was very trust enspiring, professional, efficient and approachable and took the time to explain in detail the various stages of my treatment which put my mind at ease. The aftercare was exceptional. I made a full recovery with no problems. I would highly recommend Mr Malek and his team, you will be in safe hands.
I am delighted to note that you are recovering well after your accident and hip surgery. I am grateful for your comments and recommendation for my team. Best wishes for future and hope to catch up soon during your follow up appointment. IAM