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.
Mr Malek is caring and pleasant. He listens to what you have to say but also tells you the truth and hides nothing from you. My dad was very pleased with his care from Mr Malek and has great respect for him not only as a doctor but as a person. I would recommend Mr Malek to anyone needing an operation it’s unfortunate not all doctors are like him. If I need to have a new knee or hip in the future my only hope is that Mr Malek does my operation too.
I am delighted that your dad is doing very well and you are also happy with the care he received under me. I wish him well for a pain free life ahead and you as well. I am thankful for your kind words and recommendation. Best wishes. IAM
Mr Mark is a gentleman kind and understanding explains everything Very clearly so you understand. I was worried about operation but he explained what happens and made me feel at ease. He answers any questions you have and never rushes you.
I am delighted to hear that you are happy with the care you received at Maelor Hospital under my team. Many thanks for your kind words. Best wishes. IAM
Owing to arthritis, I had total hip replacements to right hip in 2016 and left hip in 2017 (neither carried out by Mr Malek). Recovery was poor, I developed trendelenberg gait in both hips, and had difficulty walking without crutches due to weakness in the abductor muscles. In October 2018 an MRI scan revealed the tendons from the gluteous muscles had torn and detached from the trochanter bones, and I was referred to Mr Malek. In Jan 2019 he proposed doing bilateral LARS hip abductor reconstructions, explaining the procedures involved, made no promises but seemed confident of a fairly good recovery. The operation was done on 8th April, and appears to be a success , although there's still a long recovery ahead. During my 10 days stay in hospital (due to complications with other parts of my 77year old body) I had frequent visits by Mr Malek or a member of his team each day, and always felt my recovery and well-being was important. Mr Malek is clearly an excellent surgeon, always takes time to listen and explain clearly, and has a wonderful bedside manner, a true gentleman. Mr Malek and his team were professional throughout and provided an excellent level of care. I would recommend Mr Malek to anyone.
It was great to see you after your procedure. I am extremely optimistic for a good recovery. Many thanks for your recommendations as well. Best wishes. IAM
I was diagnosed with arthritis in both knees, and after over ten years of pain was sent to the Maelor hospital. I wanted both knees replacing at the same time. The first consultant I seen said he did not do two at the same time, the second he did, but I would have to wait another two years. After a visit to my GP, for more pain killers, I explained the situation to him, shortly after I was sent an appointment to see Mr Malek. Within a very short time of talking to him, and Mr Malek saying he would do a total knee replacement on both at the same time, he explained ever thing that would happen. I felt so relieved. I had complete confidence in him. Not long after I had two new knees, and they are both working great. Mr Malek and all the staff at the Maelor were there for me all the way, before the operation and after. Thank you again Mr Malek, I am very, very grateful.
I am sorry that I was away on the day but it was great to catch up with you in corridor and to see that you were off your crutches so early after your op! The success of a surgery depends a a lot on patient and their resilience and effort after the operation. I am lucky to be working with motivated patients like you which makes our job extremely easy for us. Many thanks for your kind words for our team. Catch up soon properly and best wishes for your recovery. IAM
Thank you again Mr Malek. You have just replaced my right hip 12 months after replacing my left one . Everything is going as well as last time when I had a quick and excellent outcome . Mr Malek and his team give a wonderful and caring service ,nothing is too much for them and I cannot recommend him highly enough . I would have liked copies of my X rays with my new hips in to show my friends . Well done again sir .
I am glad that you are recovering well after your second op. Many thanks for your feedback for our team. Much appreciated. Best wishes for your recovery. IAM