He qualified in 1992. He completed his orthopaedic Specialist Registrar training in Birmingham and went for super specialist training and fellowship in knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol. This Centre is renowned for partial knee replacement surgery; pioneering work on problems related to the patella (kneecap) and for cartilage and ligament reconstruction surgery. Having worked here for 4 years he achieved proficiency in treating knee arthritis and knee injuries.
Mr Ashraf then joined the Major Trauma Unit, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham as a Senior Trauma Fellow in a unit dealing with injuries to the knee as well as other types of sports injuries. As a Trauma Fellow he super-specialised in dealing with different fractures and other orthopaedic injuries.
Mr Ashraf has been a visiting Fellow at different centres in the USA and Germany which specialise in cartilage and ligament knee reconstruction surgery.
Mr Ashraf has several research works to his name most of which relates to partial knee replacement and pioneering work in patella problems and injuries to the knee. Among the several published papers is the widely quoted experience of replacing partly the outer part of the knee (lateral unicompartment knee replacement).
He is an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham and takes an active part in training and teaching registrars on the Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme.
Mr Ashraf works as a Consultant Knee Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where he undertakes partial knee replacement , total knee replacement , revision knee replacement and Partial knee cap replacement. Pioneering surgery for stabilisation of the knee cap (patella), and complex cartilage transplant with cartilage grown in a lab and then implanted in the knee is also commonly undertaken by Mr Ashraf.
Mr Ashraf also works at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham which is the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM). Here, along with general trauma and lower limb injuries, he treats cartilage and ligament injuries to soldiers and elite athletes with a very high demand on their knees.
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