Mr Masood Shafafy

Mr Masood Shafafy

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Masood Shafafy at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Deformity
  • Paediatric deformity
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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Professional profile

Following the retirement of MR J K Webb, I took over one of the most prestigious and yet complex and challenging spinal practices. I have a particular interest in complex paediatric and adult deformity and reconstruction with particular sub-specialist interest in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. I perform around 80 complex paediatric and 40 complex adult deformity procedures per year.

In the field of Paediatric Deformity such as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in using modern instrumentation I employ my own spine de-rotating technique (shortly to be published) to achieve maximum safe correction of the spine. This allows better correction of rib and loin humps, which is extremely important for teenagers with this condition.

In very severe deformities when even maximum correction cannot safely achieve symmetrical posterior chest wall I also have developed my own technique in rib alignment to improve the appearance of posterior chest wall

In the treatment of early onset scoliosis, I was amongst the first group of spinal surgeons in UK and Europe who started using MAGEC (MAGnectic Expansion control) system. This revolutionary system allows correction of the spinal deformity in very young children via a less invasive technique whilst allowing the child’s spine to grow.

In Adult spinal deformity, although I employ established methods including anterior and posterior reconstruction (Front and back) and correction techniques such as vertebral column resection and three column osteotomies, I also use modern minimally invasive (MIS) approaches including far lateral interbody cages (small incision through the flank) for some cases. Again I was amongst the first group of spinal surgeons in the UK and first in the Midland to start using this technique and he now teaches on this technique both nationally and internationally.

Furthermore, in the field of adult deformity, I also utilise vertebral augmentation techniques (Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty) for correction, instrumentation and reconstruction of osteoporotic adult spinal deformities and conditions.

Some of my practice also is dealing with common conditions such as back pain, leg or arm pain due to simple disc prolapse and disc degeneration. As well as performing mores established techniques such as Microdiscectomy and fusion, I also utilise newer and modern techniques such as disc replacement when indicated.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham 0115 937 7801
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Eng) / UK / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

PgDip / Cardiff University, UK / 2001
Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Engineering

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / UK / 2004
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (TR&Orth)

Professional memberships

Scoliosis Research Society
Spine Society of Europe
North American Spinal Society
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Scoliosis Society
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Trainee's Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon’s of England
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hospitals

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