Mr Zaid Al-Wattar

Mr Zaid Al-Wattar

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06124016

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Al-Wattar was appointed as Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant at Hereford County Hospital in 2019. He obtained his primary medical qualification in 2001 from Iraq and he completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic training in the UK.

He completed two advanced Shoulder and Elbow fellowships in Norfolk and Kent. He also completed advanced Hand and Wrist fellowship training in Wessex. During his training, he worked with surgeons who are well known nationally and internationally. Mr Al-Wattar also worked at the renowned upper limb tertiary centre at Wrightington Hospital and in major trauma centres where he developed expertise in upper limb trauma management.

He has a special interest in WALANT surgery (Wide Awake Local Anaesthesia No Tourniquet), a service he introduced to Hereford County Hospital.

In addition to Mr Al-Wattar’s specialist qualifications, he has completed two higher academic degrees and his research thesis focused on enhancing safety in Trauma & Orthopaedic theatres.

Mr Al-Wattar is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS T&O) since 2012 and a fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedic and Traumatology (FEBOT) since 2013. He is a member of several professional organisations.

Areas of interest

Mr Al-Wattar provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary upper limb service and he has a particular interest in:

Shoulder Surgery:
Total shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthroscopy, trauma and sports injuries of the upper limb.

Elbow Surgery:
Painful and stiff elbows, arthritis, trauma and sports injuries, ligament injury, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome (Nerve entrapment).

Hand and Wrist Surgery:
Arthritis, Base of thumb arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, trigger fingers, ganglions, tendon transfer, ligament injuries, trauma and sports injuries.

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