Mr Basil Budair is a highly respected and experienced consultant orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon based in Birmingham. He treats both adults and children and specialises in all aspects of foot and ankle conditions including bunions (Hallux Valgus), lesser toes, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon problems. Additionally, Mr Budair has special interest in keyhole (arthroscopy) and minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
Mr Budair is also recognised for his expertise in the treatment of Arthritis of the foot and ankle including ankle replacement, sports injuries, trauma, diabetic foot complications and neuromusuclar disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth.
Mr Budair is regarded as one of the UK’s leading specialists in his field. His NHS practice is based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, an internationally acclaimed and one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe and ranked by Newsweek as one of the best orthopaedic institutions in the world. Furthermore, he provides tertiary level complex diabetic reconstruction care as an honorary consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham, and paediatric foot and ankle treatments as an honorary consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
He sees private patients at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, The Priory Hospital in Birmingham, The Vesey Private Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s Woodlands Suite.
Mr Budair completed his formal basic and higher specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the West Midlands culminating in the award of Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics. In 2014, he was awarded a Master’s from the University of Edinburgh in surgical sciences, achieving distinction for his research on surgical education. He has completed several specialised fellowships, including a senior fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the revered Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and a visiting fellowship at one of Canada’s leading centres of orthopaedic excellence. Additionally, he was awarded the internationally renowned and prestigious senior fellowship in foot and ankle surgery and diabetic foot reconstruction at King’s College Hospital, London. Both fellowships are accredited by the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
With his wealth of expertise, he previously served as lead for audit and research for the Birmingham Orthopaedic Network. He has authored numerous academic papers which appear in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals as well as a textbook chapter. Mr Budair is directly involved in supervising and training orthopaedic trainees and senior fellows, and he is a clinical supervisor for PhD and Masters biomedical engineering postgraduate students at Aston University. He is regularly invited as a faculty member on multiple reputable national and international courses.