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Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola

Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola

Qualifications: MD FRCS PhD European Hand Diploma

Expertise: Arthritis of the base of thumb, finger joints and the wrist, Carpal, ulnar tunnel syndrome and nerve disorders, Dupuytren’s disease, surgery and enzyme treatment, Fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, Ganglionic cysts and other tumours, Hand and wrist trauma, Pregnancy-related hand disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, reconstructive and replacement surgery, Sport and industrial injuries, Tennis and Golfer’s elbow, Trigger fingers (paediatric and adult).

Specialized treatment in: Key-hole surgery of the wrist (arthroscopic diagnosis and repair), Total wrist replacement surgery, Hand and wrist pain in pregnancy, Hand and wrist trauma.

Languages: Dutch, French, Spanish and Hindi.

NHS: Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust

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Consultant Biography

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola is an internationally well-recognized hand surgeon with a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of all acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

He is extensively fellowship trained and has successfully completed the European Diploma for Hand Surgery in Paris (European Board Certification).

He has recently returned from Europe where he was invited to work as an Associate Professor at the UMCU, Utrecht Medical Center University.

He is an invited teacher in many global hand surgical societies including Singapore, India, Europe and the USA.

He started the study of Medicine at the University of Bristol and qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. After a postgraduate research year at Stanford University in the United States he commenced his orthopaedic residency training in the Netherlands. During his training he developed a keen interest in hand and wrist surgery and combined his clinical work with academic research on the treatment of arthritic disorders of the wrist. His research resulted in a PhD thesis on surgery of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis.

After qualifying as a hand surgeon he worked in four different international centres of excellence in hand surgery including Barcelona, Paris, Derby and Wrightington. Internationally he remains an honorary consultant at Leiden and Utrecht Universities.

He is course director/faculty for many international hand and wrist trauma workshops and provides a hand surgery service and training at the Royal Berskhire Hospital.