Mr Turab Syed is a leading consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who currently sees patients at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, BMI The Alexandra Hospital, BMI Kings Park Hospital and Harley Health Village. Mr Syed worked at Royal Free London Hospital between April 2017 and Aug 2019 before moving to Scotland. Mr Syed specialises in sports injuries and is clinically interested in degeneration of the lower limb from many different conditions such as arthritis.
He is one of the few surgeons in Scotland offering minimally invasive surgery, meaning no more travel to London for cutting edge surgery for patients. MIS allows Mr Syed to carry out procedures with smaller scars, less chances of infection, less swelling, and faster recovery from surgery. Mr Syed also has extensive experience in surgical treatment via ligament reconstruction, joint reconstruction and tendon treatment of the ankle, knee, foot, and hip, as well as stem cell and shockwave treatments. Mr Syed effectively treats his patients with the aim of preserving and improving joint mobility.
Mr Turab Syed received his primary medical training from the prestigious King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his basic surgical training in Oxford Deanery Rotation and also at Raigmore General in Inverness. He completed his Higher Surgical training at hospitals based in Oxford & Cambridge Deaneries and Jersey. Mr Syed received a research-based Master's diploma from the University of Bath by producing a qualifying thesis.
Mr Turab Syed received fellowship training in Lower Limb Arthroplasty, Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as Sports Surgery and Trauma. During this time, he first learnt about minimally invasive surgery (MIS). He completed this training at University Hospital Wales and the University Hospital Llandough and later received advanced training cadaveric training in MIS procedures in France (University of Strasbourg), Germany (Munich and Frankfurt) and the Netherlands (Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam). These procedures include MIS chilectomy, MICA (minimally invasive Chevron & Akin's) osteotomy to correct bunions, MIS hammer toe correction, MIS mallet toe correction by preserving joint motion, and MIS-DMMO for forefoot pain and metatarsalgia. Mr Turab Syed also completed a travelling fellowship at Klinikum Hoechst in Frankfurt.
He has published extensively about both elective orthopaedic and trauma. He has around 28 publications comprising full articles and abstracts. He has had research published in the "injury journal" EJOST, International Orthopaedics, as well as the prestigious Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. Additionally, Mr Syed is an Academic Tutor for the Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery course at the University of Edinburgh.