Prof. Nima Heidari

Prof. Nima Heidari

Prof Nima Heidari

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04518475

  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Trauma


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Nima Heidari is an expert orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who specialises in treating all conditions of foot and ankle including sports injuries, fractures as well as arthritis and deformity. He also treats complications of previous surgery such as infection related to fracture fixation and osteomyelitis. He has set up the bone infection and limb reconstruction unit at The Royal London Hospital, the largest trauma centre in the UK and one the busiest in Europe.

He has recently been awarded a Visiting Professorship at the George Emil Palade University of Medicine in Targu Mures.

Professor Heidari’s guiding principle is to put the patient at the centre of his approach to care. Arriving at the correct diagnosis is key. This requires patience and open mindedness to listen, assess and examine the patient in order to understand the true nature of their problem. He is in the privileged position of having many referrals from colleagues both in his NHS and private practice where the patients have had a complication or have a complex problem requiring his unique and specialist skills.

He works with a group of internationally acclaimed surgeons and doctors: Orthopaedic Specialists. In the setting of this exceptional multi-disciplinary team, patients are guaranteed a quick and accurate diagnosis and a personalised care plan.

Author of over 80 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and several book chapters, Professor Heidari has written extensively about all aspects of foot and ankle injuries and their treatment as well as techniques for limb reconstruction and minimally invasive techniques of fracture fixation. He has a particular interest in joint preservation for arthritis with the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve and enhance the accuracy of clinical decisions, reduce risk by mitigating bias and guiding treatment. He has developed and published on proprietary machine-learning predictive algorithms which mitigate less-represented-class bias in data.

He is very aware of the profound effect foot and ankle pain or injury can have on a person’s quality of life. The foot is an extremely complex organ with many possible sources of pain and dysfunction. The approach to each individual’s problem needs to be bespoke to deal with their unique set of issues, whether surgical or non-surgical, he aims to provide his patients with the best and most optimal treatment.

Areas of interest

Foot & ankle:-
Ankle arthritis;
Ankle joint preserving surgery for arthritis;
Ankle arthroscopy;
Great toe bunion correction;
Morton's neuroma;
Arthritis of the foot and great toe;
Reconstruction of the foot following trauma;
Complex foot and ankle fractures;
Adult flat foot (pes planus);
Adult high arch (pes cavus);
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle. ~

Lower limb reconstruction:-
Deformity correction;
Limb lengthening (with external fixators and intramedullary devices);
Treatment of bone infection;
Complex post-trauma reconstruction. ~

Orthopaedic trauma:-
Complex intra-articular fractures of the lower limb;
Complex foot fracture including... lis franc, calcaneus, talus, cuboid, navicular

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Procedures completed

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W1800

    Drainage/debridement of bone(s) (including sequestrectomy for osteomyelitis) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W3020

    Adjustments to IIizarov frame/rings - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W6019

    Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • W2380

    Locked intramedullary nailing of fractured long bone - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • T6722

    Primary open lengthening of Achilles tendon - (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

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