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Mr Nima Heidari

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Practices at: The London Independent Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Nima Heidari is best known for his work in the fields of bone infection and limb reconstruction, with particular expertise in dealing with failure of bone fixation or infection following fracture or other causes. As part of his work at The Royal London Hospital, where he has been a consultant since 2012, he has established a regional Foot and Ankle Unit; a Bone Infection Unit, as well as an Orthoplastics Department. In his private practice he provides a tertiary referral service for difficult fractures and fixation and post-operative infection. He also treats all conditions of the foot ankle.

In 1998, Mr Heidari qualified from St George’s Hospital before undertaking his orthopaedic and trauma training at The Royal London Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. After finishing his training in 2011, he worked at the Bristol Limb Reconstruction Unit, gaining expertise in the management of foot and ankle pathology, complex trauma and lower limb reconstruction.

Mr Heidari has travelled widely in the interests of furthering his knowledge and has amassed fellowship experience in trauma and foot and ankle surgery from many centres of excellence in Europe, Canada and the USA, including: Hospital for Special Surgery (New York), Rothman Institute (Philadelphia), Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre (California), University of Utah Orthopaedic Centre (Salt Lake City) Medical University of Graz (Austria) and University Hospital of Lille (France). In 2012, following his Travelling Fellowship in the USA and Canada, he became a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Author of over 60 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and several book chapters, Mr Heidari has written extensively about techniques for limb reconstruction, bone biologics, minimally invasive techniques of fracture fixation and response of the growing bone to injury ( He has also been the Principal Investigator for a number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studies at The Royal London Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Keyhole ankle surgery (Arthroscopic)
  • Tendinopathy
  • Flat foot
  • Ankle sprain
  • Limb deformity
  • Difficulty following fractures of the lower limb
  • Bone infection
  • Ankle and knee joint preservation surgery 

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Salford

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Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society
  • General Medical Council

How do you treat foot and ankle pain?

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Nima Heidari discusses the different types of foot and ankle pain and its causes; covering acute (sprains or sports injury) and chronic pain (such as arthritis). He also discusses the non-surgical treatment options available to patients.

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