Mr Abdul Gaffar Dudhniwala

Trauma & Orthopaedics

MBBS, M.S.(Orth), MRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr.&Orth)

Mr Dudhniwala is a fellowship-trained Spinal surgeon with a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training from Welsh Orthopaedic Rotation and Postgraduate Orthopaedic training from Mumbai. His elective practise primarily involves treatment of degenerative Spinal conditions of Cervical and Lumbar spine with minimally invasive techniques.

Clinical profile

Mr Dudhniwala is a fellowship-trained spinal surgeon with trauma and orthopaedic surgery training from the Welsh orthopaedic rotation and postgraduate orthopaedic training from Mumbai. His elective practise primarily involves treatment of degenerative spinal conditions of cervical and lumbar spine with minimally invasive techniques.

Mr Dudhniwala’s NHS practice is based at Royal Free London NHS Trust, where besides spinal surgery he is also involved in the provision of orthopaedic trauma (fracture) care. He is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate students, training of junior doctors and teaches as a faculty in orthopaedic training courses and postgraduate teaching programmes.

Mr Dudhniwala has been published in many peer-reviewed medical journals and also contributed to a textbook with a chapter on spine. He has extensively presented at national and international conferences.

Procedures offered

Minimally invasive techniques for:

  • Back pain 
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain 
  • Radicular pain 

Microscopic procedures:

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Cervical fusion
  • Disc replacements 
  • Lumbar fusion operations

Spinal injections: 

  • Epidurals
  • Nerve root blocks 
  • Facet joint injections

Spinal treatments:

  • Spinal fracture with fixation
  • Balloon kyphoplasty 
  • Vertebroplasty

Trauma and orthopaedic surgery: 

  • Treatment of most fractures and injuries in the limbs and hip with operative and non-operative methods 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Ulnar nerve release surgery

Specialities

  • Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Spinal Surgery

Clinical interests

Minimally invasive techniques:  

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain 
  • Radicular pain

Professional memberships and associations

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons, 
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Languages spoken

  • English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi

Registrations and licensing

  • GMC Number: 6064705 ( Specialist Registration: Trauma & Orthopaedics)

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  • Lumbar stability following graded unilateral and bilateral facetectomy: A Finite Element Model Study. Clinical Biomechanics (Accepted for Publication – Apr/2020)
  • Spinal Implants – Radiology of Orthopedic Implants (Springer- 2018), pg. 110-117.
  • Predictors of mortality following odontoid peg fractures in the elderly. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan;99-B (1):116-121
  • Early failure with the Journey-Deuce Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2016 Mar 21.
  • Lateral Meniscal Tear Resulting from the Femoral Cross-Pin used for Hamstring Graft Fixation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee. 2012 Dec; 19(6):951-2
  • Aseptic loosening of the patellar component at the cement-implant interface. Knee. 2012 Dec; 19(6):823-6.
  • Bilateral Total Knee Replacement in An Amputee with Bilateral Fibular Deficiency. Knee. 2011 Dec; 18(6):488-90
  • THE A-O Distal Locking Aiming Device Evaluation of Efficacy and learning curve. INJURY, International Journal of the Care of the Injured. Vol: 32 Num: 9 (2001) 713 -18.
  • Does the pedicle anatomy differ in patients with low-grade lytic spondylolisthesis compared to match cohort? The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S110–S112
  • Is there a correlation between gross motor function classification system (GMFCS) level and scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy (CP)? A systematic review. The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S45–S63
  • Lumbar stability following graded unilateral and bilateral graded facetectomy—a finite element model study. The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S45–S63
    Magnetic resonance imaging predictors of recurrent disc prolapse in lumbar spine.
    The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S72–S93
  • Predictors of mortality following odontoid peg fractures in the elderly.
    The Spine Journal 16 (2016) S72–S93
  • Patient Compliance with self-administration Of Enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis After Knee Arthroplasty. JBJS (Br) 2012 94-B:(SUPP XXIX) 48
  • Outcome of secondary patellar resurfacing
    International Journal of Surgery – 2012 (Vol. 10, Issue 8, Page S54)
  • Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust

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