- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Hand & Wrist
- Shoulder & Elbow
- Video and telephone consultations
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-Wattarâ€™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:
Total shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthroscopy, trauma and sports injuries of the upper limb.
Painful and stiff elbows, arthritis, trauma and sports injuries, ligament injury, tennis elbow, golferâ€™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.
- Mrs Teresa Woodman
- Nuffield Health Hereford Hospital Venns Lane Hereford HR1 1DF
- 07812 193181
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Mark R Forrest Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon
Hereford County Hospital
Mr Al-Wattar has completed two higher academic research degrees and his research thesis focused on enhancing safety in Trauma & Orthopaedic theatres.
Other research roles: Associate Principle Investigator for national PROFHER 2 Trial Proximal Fracture of the Humerus Evaluation by Randomisation MTW Trust 2018-2020
Research investigator for the international HEALTH RCT Hip Fracture Evaluation with Alternatives of Total Hip Arthroplasty versus Hemi-Arthroplasty, IRAS Project ID 152258. 2016-2017
Ahmad Z, Al-Wattar Z, Rushton N, Akinfala M, Dawson-Bowling S, Ang S. Holding on by a thread: the continuing story of rotator cuff tears. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2021 Jan 2;82(1):1-10
Ahmad Z, Al-Wattar Z, Rushton N. Tissue Engineering for the Ovine Rotator Cuff: Surgical Anatomy, Approach, Implantation and Histology Technique, along with Review of Literature. J Invest Surg. 2020 Feb;33(2):147-158
Willmott H, Al-Wattar Z, Halewood C, Dunning M, Amis A. Evaluation of different shape-memory staple configurations against crossed screws for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A biomechanical study. Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Jun;24(3):259-263
Al-Wattar Z, Kasetti RK. Bilateral spontaneous bisphosphonate insufficiency fractures of the proximal tibia and unilateral distal femur: a case report and recommendation. MOJ Orthop Rheumatol. 2016;4(2):25â€’27
Jalgaonkar AA, Dachepalli S, Al-Wattar Z, Rao S, Kochhar T. Atypical tibial tuberosity fracture in an adolescent. Orthopedics. 2011 Jun 14;34(6):215
Al-wattar Z Pringle Cj Hearnden A Acute Gluteal Compartment Syndrome With Sciatic Nerve Palsy And Rhabdomyolysis Injury Extra 42 (2011) 95â€“169
- Master of Science (MSc) University of central Lancashire 2009
- Member Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) Royal College of Surgeons 2007
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) University of Mosul 2001
- Master of Surgery (MCh) Edge Hill University 2011
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS T&O) Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
- Fellowship of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT) European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2013
Reference number 6124016
Details of entry to specialist register
- On the GMC Specialist Register (Trauma and orthopaedic surgery) , 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
The British society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (5-50)
Reverse polarity arthroplasty of shoulder - (1-5)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)