Mr Assad Qureshi
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSC MBBS (Lon) MRCS (Eng) MSC (Cardiff) FRCS (Eng) PhD (Nottingham)
My clinical practice is focused on the care of children with orthopaedic conditions. I have a specific interest in improving the care and quality of life of children born with limb deformity.
I studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London, graduating with the MBBS qualification and a BSc in Neuroscience. I undertook my specialist training in the East Midlands during which I acquired separate Masters and PHd degrees in Orthopaedic Sciences. I completed the prestigious National Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics in Sheffield Children’s Hospital prior to starting as a Consultant in the University Hospitals of Leicester.
I am currently Clinical lead for Children’s Orthopaedics at UHL.
In the NHS my practice encompasses:
Developmental hip dysplasia – I diagnose and treat hip dysplasia in babies based on ultrasound assessment. I undertake single stage hip reconstruction in the treatment of late presenting hip dislocation in children of walking age and see referrals from across the East Midlands. I have extensive experience of treating dysplasia (hip shallowness) in children under the age of eight years.
Painful feet in children – I use a step wise treatment approach to painful flat feet and arched feet encompassing physiotherapy, orthotics and surgery. I practice “a la carte” foot surgery to correct significant symptomatic deformity. I have extensive experience of treating children with recurrent or residual deformity following treatment of their clubfeet.
Limb deformity and shortening – I undertake image based deformity analysis to determine lower limb alignment problems causing pain. Children are treated with guided growth to correct angular leg deformities whilst growing. I undertake circular frame treatment for complex deformities and limb lengthening.
Hip disorders in Cerebral Palsy – I undertake hip reconstruction in children with cerebral palsy to improve their sitting posture, spine alignment, comfort and assist the caregiver in washing and dressing the child.
Walking disorders in Cerebral Palsy – I sit on the regional Gait Laboratory multi disciplinary team meeting to review instrumented analysis utilising the latest technology to diagnose gait disorders. I undertake guided single event multi level surgery (SEMLS) to optimise the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Assad Qureshi at Spire include:
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BSc / Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine / 1998
Bachelor of Science ( Neuroscience)
MBBS / Kings College London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2006
Membership of Royal College of Surgeons
MSc / Cardiff University / 2010
Masters in Orthopaedic Engineering
FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons
PhD / University of Nottingham / 2018
Doctorate of Philosophy
I have several publications in leading orthopaedic journals, have presented at national and international conferences, instruct on national courses as well as having been awarded several research prizes. I frequently contribute instructional content to help international peers with clinical cases via online forums.
I have been awarded the following prizes:
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
I spend personal leisure time contributing to challenging case discussions on medical forums. I am a keen collector of antiquarian maps. My other passions include the history of science and martial arts. Time away from academia is always spent with my wife and two young children on outdoor pursuits.