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Mr Abdul Dudhniwala

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon

MBBS, M.S.(Orth), MRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr.&Orth)

Practices at: The Cavell Hospital, The Kings Oak Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Dudhniwala is a fellowship-trained Spinal surgeon with Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training from Welsh Orthopaedic Rotation, and Postgraduate Orthopaedic training from Mumbai.

His elective practise primarily involves the treatment of degenerative Spinal conditions of Cervical and Lumbar spine with minimally invasive techniques.

Mr Dudhniwala's NHS practice is based at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, where as well as Spinal surgery he is also involved in the provision of Orthopaedic Trauma (Fracture) care.

He is actively involved in the teaching of Undergraduate students and the training of junior doctors. He also teaches as a faculty member in Orthopaedic Training courses and Postgraduate teaching programmes.

Mr Dudhniwala has published in many peer-reviewed medical journals and also contributed to a textbook with a chapter on  the spine. He has extensively presented at National and International conferences.

Membership Interests

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Treatment of Back pain, sciatica, neck pain and radicular pain with minimally invasive techniques

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Royal Free London Hospital


  • Lumbar stability following graded unilateral and bilateral facetectomy: A Finite Element Model Study. Clinical Biomechanics (Accepted for Publication – Apr/2020)
  • Spinal Implants - Radiology of Orthopedic Implants (Springer- 2018), pg. 110-117
  • Predictors of mortality following odontoid peg fractures in the elderly. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan;99-B (1):116-121
  • Early failure with the Journey-Deuce Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2016 Mar 21
  • Lateral Meniscal Tear Resulting from the Femoral Cross-Pin used for Hamstring Graft Fixation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee. 2012 Dec; 19(6):951-2
  • Aseptic loosening of the patellar component at the cement-implant interface. Knee. 2012 Dec; 19(6):823-6
  • Bilateral Total Knee Replacement in An Amputee with Bilateral Fibular Deficiency. Knee. 2011 Dec; 18(6):488-90
  • THE A-O Distal Locking Aiming Device Evaluation of Efficacy and learning curve. INJURY, International Journal of the Care of the Injured. Vol: 32 Num: 9 (2001) 713 -18