Consultant Profile

Mr Hisham Shalaby

Mr Hisham Shalaby MBChB, MSc, MD (Orth), FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Foot Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
Special clinical interests:

Management of the full spectrum of Foot and Ankle pathologies, including forefoot reconstruction, bunion surgery, big toe fusion and replacement, toe deformity corrections, surgery for the painful forefoot, Ankle, Hind & Midfoot reconstruction & fusions, tendon & ligament reconstruction, planter fascia surgery, ankle fusion, ankle arthroscopy, ankle replacement, ankle instability surgery, Rheumatoid foot surgery and ankle cartilage-lesions' surgery.

Mr Shalaby also pioneers in the use of circular & Ilizarov frames for correction of complex foot deformities, Limb Lengthening, reconstruction of large bony defects, management of bone infections, infected non-unions, malunions, biological reconstructions and complex congenital deformities.

Research interests:

Arthritis of the 1st MTP joint (Big toe)
Limb lengthening
Foot deformity correction
Management of ankle arthritis in young adults
Management of Ankle Osteochondral lesions
Foot & Ankle sports' injuries

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic and Foot & Ankle Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (Edinburgh) & St John’s Hospital (Livingston)

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal Collage of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
British Limb Reconstruction Society (BLRS)
The World Orthopaedic Organisation (SICOT)
Association for Study & Application of Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI International)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Dorothy Christie
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 446 3048
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Friday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Shalaby trained in three major Orthopaedic Units in Cairo, Edinburgh and Liverpool. He finished an MD thesis on “Correction of Complex Foot & Ankle Deformities”. He finished an advanced deformity correction fellowship in Liverpool and a Trauma fellowship in Nottingham. He finished the Amsterdam Ankle Arthroscopy course.

He currently pioneers in foot and ankle surgery, limb lengthening and deformity correction surgery.

He masters the full spectrum of foot and ankle pathologies, including all recent techniques as the Scarf / Akin osteotomies for bunion correction, ankle arthroscopy, endoscopic planter fascia release, ankle replacement, gradual correction of ankle and foot deformity, ankle joint distraction for early arthritis and more. He has a special interest in correction of flat foot and pathological high arch. 

He also has a wide experience in all limb reconstruction tools including the Ilizarov frame, the Taylor Spatial frame, the Sheffield Hybrid fixator, the Orthofix LRS monolateral fixators, and Intramedullary lengthening nails. He has a special interest in correction of complex foot deformities.

He is on the Faculty of several International Foot & Ankle & Limb Reconstruction Courses conducted annually, and he is a reviewer in several international orthopaedic journals.

Personal profile:

Mr Shalaby comes from a family of doctors. His father is a professor of orthopaedic surgery, his mother is a consultant gynaecologist and he has two younger brothers, a paediatric surgeon and a dentist. He does a lot of reading in his spare time and enjoys internet surfing. He does a lot of graphics and internet website designing. He enjoys traveling abroad and learning about different cultures.

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Mr Hisham Shalaby

Mr Hisham Shalaby Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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