Mr. Turab Arshad SYED

Job title

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Honorary Lecturer UCL Medical School


MBBS MRCS DipSICOT DipSEM MFSEM FRCS (Tr & Orth) MSc (Sports Medicine) MFSTEd

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Phone number: 02082164014

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PA/secretary phone number: 020 8216 5434

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Trauma and orthopaedics


A fellowship trained surgeon in Lower Limb Arthroplasty, F&A  Surgery, Trauma & Sports Surgery through prestigious Fellowships from Cardiff. He has received advanced training from France (University of Strasbourg), Germany (Munich & Frankfurt) and Netherlands (Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam) by attending super-specialist orthopaedic cadaveric courses.

Mr Syed has published extensively both trauma and elective orthopaedics. He has presented his scientific work to Learned societies at both national & international levels). He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Research.

He is editor of UKITE - UK In Training Exam  - for those specialising in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery since 2016 and Associate Editor for MedShr App 2015-18.He is a Clinical Leader for MedShr Platform for online learning.

He teaches & examines medical students regularly from UCL (University College London) Medical School and is on faculty of Charring Cross Ex-Fix course & Femoral Nailing Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons / Registrars in Training. He also lectures as a guest speaker at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, London.

He has served as faculty member for the MRCS Specialist Course and RCS Edinburgh Surgical Skills Heats. Mr Syed was invited as a lecturer at Oxford deanery’s overseas doctor’s induction programme and contributed to MMC implementation as part of Oxford deanery working group.

He has completed MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine from University of Bath undertaking a research thesis.

Mr Syed’s passion for trauma management and sub specialist interest in treatment of lower limb conditions, took him on the path of serving as the Team Doc for England Football Team C, England XI, Guernsey, Jersey & IOM (Isle of Man) National Football Teams & England National Football Team  for UEFA regions Cup from 2008 till 2017. He has previously also worked as Academy Doc for MKDONS. He has worked as Jersey Derby Doctor, Official doctor for ECCA (English Cross Country Athletics) and also served as MSA Doctor at Silverstone racing track.

He is the Local PI (Principal Investigator) at Royal Free for two multi-site RCTs (Randomised Controlled Trials) funded by NIHR. He is also the local lead for the QIST (Quality Improvement in Surgical Teams) Programme, a national collaborative Quality Improvement programme supported by NHSI, for reducing Infection in Joint replacement and reducing anaemia.

His passion includes trauma care, fracture neck of femur and lower limb elective surgery.

He has received ten awards during his medical career like “The Best Young Researcher Award “by UKSEM in 2011, Health & Social Services Jersey’s “Quality Improvement Award 2015” and “NHS Innovations SE runners up”.

He has served as a pro-bono medical advisor to a charitable medical education group ( creating awareness about VTE using online platforms since 2006. Also served as an industry consultant for Bayer on VTE (Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery) as part of their global advisory board in Germany and as the chair in UK during EFFORT Congress in 2014.


Book Chapters

  1. Syed, T. A., & Perera, A. (2018). Book Chapter in a Chinese Surgical Text Book, A Monograph on MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) for Hallux Valgus Correction (in press).
  2. Syed T.A. Saeed MZ, Kakar R, RM Jones (2018) Chapter 42 - Arthrodesis & Bone Grafts, in Orthopaedic Principles by Hitesh Gopalan.

Scientific Journals:

  1. “Endoscopic reconstruction for Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures using FHL tendon transfer Surgical technique" in Foot & Ankle Clinics issue "Updates in the Management of Acute & Chronic Lesions of the Achilles Tendon" September 2019, T. Syed, Anthony Perera.
  2. Syed, T. A., & Perera, A. (2016). A Proposed Staging Classification For Minimally Invasive Management Of Haglund's Syndrome With Percutaneous And Endoscopic Surgery. Foot and Ankle Clinics, 21(3), 641-664.
  3. SYED T. A, Sourcil Sign In Shoulder X-Rays: Is It A Useful Sign To Predict Rotator Cuff Pathology? Thesis, UoB. Nov 2015
  4. Thavarajah, D., Syed, T, Shah, Y., & Wetherill, M. (2011). Does Scaphoid Bone Bruising Lead To Occult Fracture? A Prospective Study Of 50 Patients. Injury, 42(11), 1303-1306. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2011.02.020
  5. Trigkilidas, Dionysios, Amarjit Anand, Robert Ibe, T Syed, and Andrew Floyd. "A Fracture Through The Neck Of A Charnley Elite-Plus Femoral Component: A Case Report." Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 16, no. 1 (2010).
  6. Shah, Y.R., Nagammanavar, S., Syed, T.A. et al. Pseudoaneurysm Of The Profunda Femoris Artery: A Rare Complication Of Femoral Intertrochanteric Fracture Fixation,  European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp 591-593
  7. T A Syed, Z.Sadiq, Shah, Y.R.,  M. Al-Saeed, MH Wetherill, Role Of Mobile Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS)  In Orthopaedics & Trauma Telediagnosis :,EJOST European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Print format  November 2007, Online first
  8. Sadiq, M.Z., Syed, T. & Shah, Y.R. An Unusual Cause Of Locked Knee Osteochondroma, EJOST July 2007 Online First .
  9. Sadiq, M.Z., Syed, T. & Travlos, J. Management Of Grade III Supra-Condylar Fracture Of Humerus By Straight Arm Lateral Traction, International Orthopaedics, Volume 31, Number 2 April 2007 page 151-154. (
  10. Syed, T. (2004). Interview And Travel Expenses. Career Focus, 328 (7454), 270-270.
  11. Y. Shah, T. Syed, F. Zafar, I. Reilly, And W. Ribbans Outcome Of Hallux Valgus Correction: A Prospective Clinical And Radiographic Study With Foot Pressure Measurement J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, May 2010; 92-B: 287-b
  12. Y. Shah, T. Syed, T. Myszewski, F. Zafar Comparison Of Outcome Following Either One Or Two Screws For Medial Malleolar Fracture Fixation. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, May 2010; 92-B: 355-e-356-e
  13. Y.R. Shah, R.F. Faroug, T.M. Myszewski, T.A. Syed, A.S.F. Floyd, M.H.W. Wetherill, Comparison Of Outcome Following Either One Or Two Screws For Medial Malleolar Fracture Fixation, Injury Extra, Volume 40, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 223-224, ISSN 1572-3461, DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2009.06.272.
  14. T.A. SYED, M.Z. SADIQ, Y.R. SHAH, And D.A. WALLACE Ultrasound To Decide Treatment Between Cast Immobilization & Operative Treatment Of Ruptured Tendo Achilles J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, March 2009; 91-B: 98-b.
  15. T.A. Syed, Y.R. Shah, R. Chennagiri, And M.H. Wetherill  Peroperative Median Nerve Blushing, A Predictor Of Adequate Decompression! J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, March 2009; 91-B: 14-b.
  16. T.A. Syed, Y.R. Shah, and M.H. Wetherill Fragility Fractures, Incidence Of Distal Radius Fracture In Bilateral Non Contemporary Hip Fracture Patients . J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, March 2009; 91-B: 63-a.
  17. M.Z. Sadiq, T.A. Syed, D.A. Wallace, Ultrasound Based Management Protocol For Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture, Injury Extra, Volume 39, Issue 5, May 2008, Pages 161-162, ISSN 1572-3461, DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2007.11.305
  18. T.A. Syed, Y. Shah, S. Konadu, Z. Sadiq, M.H. Wetherill, The Pattern Of The Subsequent Contra-Lateral Fracture Neck Of Femur, Can It Be Predicted?, Injury Extra, Volume 38, Issue 4, April 2007, Page 144, ISSN 1572-3461, DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2006.12.118.
  19. Z Sadiq, T Syed, &  J Travlos, Management Of Grade III Supracondylar Fracture Of Humerus By Straight Arm Lateral Traction. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, May 2006; 88-B: 268-c.
  20. T.A Syed, Z Sadiq, MH Wetherill, et al Blushing Of Median Nerve Intra-Operatively In Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery  Is Correlated With Post Operative Recovery, Revista Iberoamerican Cirugia de la Mano (Ibero American Spanish Jouranl of Hand Surgery) April 2005, Vol.33 Issue/No: 66: Pg 61
  21. Maartens N, Syed T, Adams C, Wass J , Single Centre Audit Of The Management Of Craniopharyngiomas, Pituitary Aug 2000, Vol.3 Iss 1: Pg 1-52. DOI: 10.1023/A:1017307911590
  22. Car Safety Seats, Apparently Life Threatening, Practically Life Saving? In response to Apparently life threatening events in infant car safety seats , SL Tonkin et al, T Syed BMJ 2006;333:1205, Dec 2006.
  23. Need for a New Classification System to assess Outcomes in Radial Head Fracture, In Response to Primary Non-operative Treatment of Moderately Displaced Two-Part Fractures of the Radial Head, T Syed J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Sep 2006; 88: 1909 - 1914.
  24. Need for an International Database & Use of Validated Scoring Systems In response to article, Bone-patellar tendon-bone auto grafts versus hamstring auto grafts for reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament: meta-analysis David J Biau, Caroline Tournoux, Sandrine Katsahian, Peter J Schranz, and Rémy S Nizard  : T Syed , BMJ 2006; 332: 995-1001 May 2006
  25. In Response to the article: Risk factors for failure after treatment of a periprosthetic fracture of the femur Y R Shah, T.A. Syed, Z Saeed, Z Sadiq (8 March 2006) J Bone Joint Surg Br 2006; 88-B: 26-30.
  26. Crossed Medial Lateral K-Wires VS Multiple Lateral K-Wires for Supracondylar Humeral fractures, which is BETTER? In response to K.K. Leitch, R.M. Kay, J.D. Femino, V.T. Tolo, S.K. Storer, and D.L. Skaggs, Treatment of Multi-directionally Unstable Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in Children. A Modified Gartland Type-IV Fracture, T Syed, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006;88:980-985
  27. Frozen Shoulder, Need for More Research! in response to Frozen shoulder, R Dias, S Cutts, S Massoud,  T SYED, BMJ 2005; 331 1453-1456. Published as Rapid Response
  28. Micro albuminuria - Useful and important A&E Diagnostic tool, T Syed, BMJ 1999, 28 Jan 1999,,