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Dr. Seif Sawalha

Consultant Trauma & Orthopedic Surgeon - Elbow
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Dr Seif Sawalha is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with 18 years’ experience in the United Kingdom (UK). He specialises in elbow surgery. 

Dr Sawalha has practiced as a consultant upper limb orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in elbow surgery in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for several years before relocating to the UAE in 2022. He treats all aspect of adult and adolescent elbow problems and injuries.

Dr Sawalha graduated from the University of Jordan before moving to the UK to start his training in orthopaedic surgery. He completed his basic surgical training in London, Liverpool and the South-West regions and then started his higher surgical training in London and the Eastern regions. He subsequently joined a national training programme in trauma and orthopaedic surgery on the Liverpool rotation, during which he trained in several elbow and shoulder units including The Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He then completed a unique advanced elbow surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Wrightington Hospital in the UK with Professor Adam Watts.

Dr Sawalha has a strong track record in research with over 50 peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and posters in British and European conferences. He regularly participates in specialist international elbow meetings. He is a tutor for the elbow module on the University of Edinburgh online Master’s degree course and is invited to review submitted research on elbow topics for the prestigious Bone and Joint Journal. 


Elbow and forearm surgery and reconstruction

Scope of Service

  • Elbow fractures and dislocations
  • Elbow arthritis including rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow stiffness including stiffness after previous surgery or injury
  • Elbow tendon problems – tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, biceps and triceps tears and tendinopathy
  • Elbow nerve entrapment such as cubital tunnel or posterior interosseous nerve syndrome
  • Adolescent elbow problems such as Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Previously unexplained elbow and forearm pain, stiffness or clicking
  • Previously treated elbow and forearm problems with unsatisfactory outcome or residual problems

Operations Performed

  • Elbow stabilisation (open or arthroscopic*)
  • Elbow arthrolysis (open or arthroscopic*)
  • Arthroscopic management for elbow osteoarthritis (osteocapsular arthroplasty, loose body removal and radial head partial/full resection)
  • Elbow replacement; total or partial (hemiarthroplasty*)
  • Elbow fracture fixation or replacement or reconstruction with bone grafts
  • Elbow ligament repair or reconstruction
  • Elbow tendinopathy surgery (open or arthroscopic*)
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Revision (re-do) elbow surgery for persistent stiffness or instability or loose implants
  • Osteotomy for fracture malunion in elbow/forearm (patient specific correction using specialised planning software and 3D printed guides)

Awards & Accreditations

Dr Sawalha is on the UK specialist register for trauma and orthopaedic surgery and holds the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)

Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and holds the FRCS (Tr & Orth) qualification

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