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Matthew John Sala

MB ChB, FRCS (Ortho)

Special Interests

Complex and Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery; Sports Injury; Tendonitis; Rotator Cuff tears; Frozen Shoulder; Arthritis; Joint Reconstruction; Joint Replacement and Resurfacing; Instability and Dislocation; Fracture. Knee Injury.




NHS Practice: Consultant Orthopaedic and lead Shoulder Surgeon, Northwick Park Hospital.

Mr Sala is a specialist in orthopaedics specialising in the treatment of Shoulder and Upper Limb conditions including Joint, Muscle and Tendon pathology and Sports Injuries of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand as well as Knee injuries; Arthroscopic (key hole) and Joint replacement Surgery and the management of complex fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Mr Sala has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since his appointment at North West London Hospitals Trust in 1999. He is the Clinical Lead in Shoulder Surgery for the North West London Hospitals Group, offering advice and support to other orthopaedic surgeons in the management of complex upper limb conditions and injuries.

Appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School at Medicine in 2001. His work has helped pioneer minimally invasive, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery in the upper limb and he performs more than 90% of all soft tissue repairs in this way. He is part of the International Steering Group for the development of Equinoxe (Exactech) Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty and Trauma range of implants and provides an international training facility for surgeons globally to attend for teaching. He is one of the few surgeons in this country with experience using collagen patch augmentation grafts in rotator cuff repair surgery; and also has extensive experience using synthetic ligament reconstruction in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint injuries. Involved in undergraduate and postgraduate surgeon training and continuing research.
Selected to provide specialist Shoulder and Upper limb advice for the London 2012 Olympics.

Mr Sala studied medicine at the University of Liverpool Medical School. Appointed as Orthopaedic Registrar on the North Thames rotation including University College Hospital, London, and Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals. He was awarded the qualification of FRCS, and then FRCS(Orth) in 1997; gained the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1999. He then obtained a prestigious clinical fellowship based at the University of Toronto and St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Canada, in complex shoulder surgery and upper limb trauma. As part of this fellowship he travelled to the Upper Limb and Hand Unit, London, Ontario, the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

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