Our Orthopedic Department

Department of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Surgery at Zulekha Hospital is a state-of-the-art specialized facility designed to provide the best possible results and care to patients.

As a center of excellence, Zulekha Hospital is committed to providing a compassionate, safe, high quality, and exceptional patient experience. The centre offers comprehensive orthopedic care in multiple specialty areas such as Arthroscopic Surgeries, Replacement Surgeries, Spine Surgeries, Trauma, Fractures, Arthritis and General Orthopedics.

Our qualified and well- experienced team of doctors integrates all aspects of both surgical and nonsurgical specialized care by collectively combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise.

High quality of implants are used in replacement and arthroscopic surgeries and world class rehabilitation services are offered to ensure speedy recovery. With the help of advanced Arthroscopy procedures, the surgeries are less painful and can be done as a day care procedure.

Our Orthopedics Specialists

  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Dr. Chidananda P. Shivashankar
  • Dr. Chetan Prakash
  • Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla
  • Dr. Ahmed Fawaz Moursy
  • Dr. Radjah Farhi

Dr. Chidananda P. Shivashankar

M.S Orthopaedics, MRCS Ed Fellow in Spine and Paediatric Orthopaedics (Singapore)

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Chidananda Shivashankar has 15 years of experience in Orthopaedics and its subspecialties. He has trained and worked in India, UK and Singapore in different fields of Orthopaedics.
  • He has performed more than 2000 Orthopaedic surgeries, which include shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgeries, Spine surgeries, joint replacement surgeries and Fracture/ Trauma surgeries

Dr. Chetan Prakash

MBBS, D-Ortho, DNB (Ortho)

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Chetan Prakash has worked with many prestigious hospitals abroad as an orthopaedic surgeon. He underwent advanced training in hip and knee replacements, revision surgery & hip resurfacing from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic & Euclid Clinic in USA.
  • He has also completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology from Kanto Hospital Bruderholz in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Dr Prakash performed extensive internal fixation in trauma deformity correction in poliomyelitis, limb lengthening, Ilizarov fixation, interlocking nails and various hip prosthesis.
  • He completed his MBBS from LLRM Medical College in Meerut, India. Later on, he did his D.Ortho from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and DNB (Ortho) from St. Stephens Hospital in New Delhi.

Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla

MS Orthopedics, FNB Hand & Microsurgery


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Work Experience

  • Dr. Srikanth has More than 10 years of experience in the field of Orthopaedics.
  • Completed his MS from NIMS Hospital Hyderabad India
  • Dr Srikant finished his FNB-Hand and Micro Surgery from Ganga Hospital Coimbatore and Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty from Sancheti Hospital Pune, India.
  • Observership in Arthroscopy at Ortho One Hospital Coimbatore.
  • Dr. Srikanth Varma worked in various med colleges as faculty, teaching both undergraduates and Post graduates.
  • Previously associated with Kamineni Hospitals Hyderabad as Consultant Hand Surgeon before joining at Zulekha Hospital Dubai.

Dr. Ahmed Fawaz Moursy

MBBCH, MSc Orthopedic, Japanese Pediatric-Deformity Correction & External Fixators Fellowship, MD Doctorate Degree in Orthopedic

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Ahmed Fawwaz has more than 18 years of work experience in the field of orthopedic and trauma surgery and Pediatric Orthopedic surgery and work in many prestigious hospitals in Egypt, Japan, Kuwait and UAE
  • Beside his clinical practice Dr. Fawaz also work as a lecturer in the faculty of medicine and has many published researches in the most famous international orthopedic journals 
  • During his fellowship in japan Dr. Fawaz work with Dr. Tsuchiya , one of the most famous Doctor all over the world in the field of pediatric orthopedic, deformity correction and limb reconstruction
  • Dr. Fawaz has extensive experience in the most recent techniques of external fixators, deformity correction and limb lengthening procedures

Dr. Radjah Farhi

MBBS, MD Orthopedic

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr Radjah has over 10 years of experience in the orthopedic surgery and trauma, she specializes in treating all orthopedic conditions including all trauma, spine surgery, hand and foot surgery, arthroscopy and prosthetic’s surgery
  • Prior to joining to Zulekha hospital she worked at Saadna Abdenour and Benbadis hospitals Algeria. She started her practice as consultant in Benbadis hospital Constantine Algeria.
  • Dr Radjah completed her MBBS from university hospital of Constantine Algeria. She is a Professor, and her thesis about Articular Fractures of the Calcaneus comparative results between orthopedic and surgical treatment.
  • Dr Radjah has undergone training in France, Spain and Germany. She is also a member of several international Scientific Societies namely French Society of Orthopedic & Traumatological Surgery (SOFCOT), Algerian Society of Orthopedic & Traumatological Surgery (SACOT), Algerian Society of Knee & Hip Arthroscopy (SAGHA).
  • Dr. Maher Hoory Zugair Al-Rawi
  • Dr. Salah Eldin Elghote
  • Dr. Pradeep Ingale
  • Dr. Alireza Taabbodi
  • Dr. Saleh Mohammed Kagzi
  • Dr. Abida Chebbout

Dr. Maher Hoory Zugair Al-Rawi

M.B.Ch.B, C.A.B.S(Arab Board), MRCS(Ed), E.P.O.S (European Pediatrics Orthopedic Surgery) Diploma, M.Ch(Orth), FRCS(Glasg)

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Maher has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Orthopedic Surgery as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery in well recognized hospitals and medical colleges.
  • During his career he has associated with many prestigious institutions like Al Ramadi Teaching Hospital, Al Anbar College of Medicine, Al Anbar University, Al Kindy Teaching Hospital, Baghdad University in Baghdad ,Iraq .

Dr. Salah Eldin Elghote

MD (Paediatric Surgery & Orthopaedic)

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Salah obtained his specialization in Paediatric Surgery & Orthopedics from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Romania. After his studies he was associated with Santa Maria University Hospital for Children - Romania as a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon.
  • Dr. Salah was associated with Al Wasl Hospital Dubai as a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon for 15 years.
  • Dr. Salah has wide experience in handling complex surgeries like Malformation - like Esophageal Atresia, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Whole Intestinal Atresia, Pyloric Stenosis, Intestinal Obstruction, Hirschsprungs Diseases, Perforated Anus and Paediatric Urology.
  • He is also well experienced in handling paediatric surgeries like Hernias (All types), Unscented Testis and Hydrocel.

Dr. Pradeep Ingale

MS Ortho, MCh Ortho(UK)

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr Pradeep Ingale has 23 years of vast experience in the field of Orthopaedics. He has completed his MS orthopaedics from Government Medical college in Maharashtra, India in 1994. 
  • He was trained in joint replacement and arthroscopy  at Hinduja Hospital Bombay under Dr Dholakia, Dr Agarwala and Dr Sathe in 1995. 
  • He has worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Joint replacement Surgeon , Arthroscopist  with N M Wadia Hospital Solapur from 1996 to 2004. 
  • Later he joined MOH Saudi Arabia in 2005 as a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon and continued till 2010 in 150 bedded referral Hospital in Alquwaiyah Riyadh. 
  • Dr Pradeep has done his MCh Orthopaedics from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee University, Scotland UK in 2011. During his tenure in 2010 and 2011, he also worked in joint replacement and arthroscopy unit at Parth Royal Infirmary, NHS Scotland, UK.
  • Then he had a privilege to work as senior consultant with Bangalore Baptist Hospital India in 2012 and 2013. He was Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Head of Orthopaedics at Pawana Hospital Pune.
  • He has done more than 5000 major surgeries and more than 1000 joint replacements and arthroscopies independently.

Dr. Alireza Taabbodi

MD, (Shoulder & Elbow Surgery)

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Alireza Izhar has over twelve years of experience in the field of Orthopedics. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital, he has been working as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Madani Hospital, Iran.
  • After seven years of practice, he received his Fellowship in Hand Surgery from Tehran Medical University, Iran. He was a faculty member for orthopedic surgery in Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Iran where he served as a Consultant for upper extremity surgery.
  • Dr. Alireza has earned his post-graduation from Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran.

Dr. Saleh Mohammed Kagzi

MBBS, M.S (Orthopedics), FRCS (Ireland)

Specialist Orthopedics Surgery

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Saleh Kagzi has over 26 years of experience in the treatment and management of a comprehensive array of orthopedic diseases and specializes in variety of orthopedics surgical procedures. Dr Saleh has worked in UAE, India and UK treating major and minor orthopedic ailments, injuries and deformities.
  • Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital he served in Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India. Dr Saleh was associated with Zulekha Hospital for eight years before moving to India. He had also worked in Umm Al Quwain MOH Hospital and Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah. He has been a Professor Orthopedics, teaching medical graduates and orthopedics post graduates in Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur as a recognized Mentor and Guide from Medical Council of India.
  • Dr. Saleh has completed his Master Degree in Orthopedics Surgery from a prestigious institution of India B. J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He accomplished his training in Arthroscopic and Endoscopic joint and Spine Surgeries from various countries like USA, UK, Germany and Austria.
  • He holds fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, an Endoscopic Spine Surgery fellowship from Austria and Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery fellowship from USA & UK.

Dr. Abida Chebbout

MBBS, MD Orthopedic

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Abida Chebbout is an accomplished orthopedic and trauma surgeon with over five years of experience in the field. She has a broad range of expertise, having performed various trauma surgeries, including spine and pelvic traumatology. Her specialization lies in arthroscopy and joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee, alongside open surgery of the foot.
  • Throughout her career, she has held significant roles in renowned medical institutions. She served as an Assistant Professor, imparting knowledge to aspiring orthopedic surgeons at the University Hospital in Algeria, Ibn Badis Constantine. Additionally, she has contributed her skills at the International Modern Hospital and the Sheikh Manaa Ben Hasher el Maktoum Polyclinic in the United Arab Emirates.
  • To further enhance her proficiency, Dr. Abida Chebbout underwent fellowship training in several countries, including Algeria, France, and Turkey. As a testament to her dedication and recognition in the field, she is a valued member of prestigious international orthopedic societies, such as SOFCOT in France, SACOT in Algeria, and SAGHA, which focuses on arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the hip and knee.
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Orthopedic Surgeries

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery is a broad term that incorporates a vast array of different types of surgery on the hand. Surgeons who perform hand surgery attempt to restore not only the function of the hand, but try to maximize the cosmetic appearance of the hand, as well.

Surgery on the hand may be done for many reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Trauma to the hand
  • Rheumatic changes to the structures in the hand
  • Congenital (present at birth) deformities
  • Infections
Total Joint Replacement Surgeries

Several conditions can cause joint pains and disability and total joint replacement surgery may be the only option to get you moving. In majority of the cases, joint disability is caused by Arthritis. It results in damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage).

If nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications do not relieve your pain and disability, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement surgery.

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Total Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis.

Hip Replacement Surgery

During a hip replacement surgery the surgeon surgically removes the wornout articular surfaces of the bones and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal, plastic or ceramic components. The surgery is usually done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure relieves restores mobility to the hip joint.

Elbow Replacement Surgery

The elbow joint can be damaged secondary to rheumatoid arthritis or severely comminuted fractures resulting in irrepairable damage to the joint surfaces. In some cases, the damage can be surgically repaired. But if the damage is extensive, the doctor might recommend elbow replacement surgery.

In elbow replacement surgery, the damaged joint is removed and an artificial (prosthetic) joint is inserted into the arm and forearm bones.

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Total shoulder replacement arthroplasty is a well-established surgery for restoring comfort and function to the arthritic shoulder. In this procedure the arthritic ball is replaced by a smooth metal ball fixed to the arm bone by a stem that fits within it. The arthritic socket is resurfaced with high-density polyethylene prosthesis. Among the different surgical options this procedure appears to provide the most rapid and complete improvement in comfort and function for shoulders with arthritis.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

In situations with irrepairable rotator cuff tears with arthritis in the shoulder joint, a primary total shoulder replacement will not restore the joint function. A reverse shoulder replacement is the ideal treatment option in this difficult scenario to relieve pain and maintain the joint mobility. Reverse shoulder prosthesis have also proved to be a viable option in cases of severely comminuted proximal humerus fractures in the elederly population.

Arthroscopic Surgeries

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in a joint during which a proper diagnosis and treatment of various intraarticular pathologies can be achieved. During the surgery an arthroscope is inserted into a joint through stab incisions and the intraarticular images viewed on a monitor . Using various tools inserted through the small incisions the pathology can be dealt with more precisely. As compared to the open procedures the key hole surgery is less traumatic , cosmetically appealing with faster rehabilitation time. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed to evaluate or treat various orthopedic conditions including torn ligaments, meniscal tears, cartilage defects and tendon tears.

ACL Reconstruction

Anterior crucite ligament (ACL)tears are very common especially among the atheletes and footballers. During an ACL reconstruction very often a tendon graft( hamstring graft, bone–patellar tendon - bone graft, or quadriceps tendon graft ) is taken from patients own body ( Auto graft) and is used to replace the torn ligament, located in the front of the knee, to restore its stability and function . The torn ligament is partially removed from the knee before the graft is inserted through an arthroscopic procedure.

PCL Reconstruction

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the most prominent ligaments in the knee. Its located in the back of the knee. Injuries to the PCL can occur in a variety of ways, including a hard blow to the shinbone or falling down on a bent knee.

The discomfort and inconvenience associated with a PCL injury cause your activity to be limited, and affect your quality of life. Pursuing repair of PCL injury, such as PCL reconstruction surgery, will relieve pain and help you get back to your normal life.

Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. The rotator cuff allows a person to lift his and her arm and reach up. An injury to the rotator cuff, such as a tear, may happen suddenly when falling on an outstretched hand or develop over time due to repetitive activities. Rotator cuff degeneration and tears may also be caused by aging.

If the rotator cuff is injured, it may need to be repaired surgically. This may include shaving off bone spurs that are pinching the shoulder, and repairing torn tendons or muscles in the shoulder. Surgical techniques that may be used to repair a tear of the rotator cuff include arthroscopy, open surgery, or a combination of both. The goal of rotator cuff repair surgery is to help restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and to relieve the pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.

Meniscus Repair

About 40-60% of the load passing through the knee is borne by both the menisci. Meniscal tears results in severe pain. Once torn , the menisci needs to be repaired or trimmed depending on the type of the tear.The torn meniscus is repaired by a variety of minimally invasive techniques and requires postoperative protection to allow healing. Physical therapy is useful to regain full function of the knee, which occurs on average 4-5 months after surgery.

Bankart Repair

The Arthroscopic Bankart Repair is an effective procedure to treat patients that have anterior or posterior shoulder instability. The majority of patients who suffer a traumatic dislocation of their shoulder will tear the fibrocartilage labrum at the front of the shoulder. Many of these patients will go on to develop recurrent instability in their shoulder and keep dislocating. This will have a significant effect on the ability to participate in sport and sometimes also their work. It can lead to significant cartilage wear and arthritis in the joint. The Arthroscopic Bankart procedure repairs this tear in the labrum and by doing so restores stability to the shoulder.

Cartilage Restoration Procedures

The smooth white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints is called articular cartilage. It makes our joints easier to move, and allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction. Cartilage can get damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Because it does not heal itself well, there are many surgical techniques to stimulate growth of new cartilage and to relieve pain and allow better function. They includes microfracture,OATS procedure, Autologous cartilage transplantation, and insertion of biological scaffolds mixed with bonemarrow cells.
Most of the procedures are done arthroscopically .

Tennis Elbow Release

Tennis elbow is soreness or pain on the outer part of the elbow. It happens when you damage the tendons that connect the muscles of your forearm to your elbow. The pain may spread down your arm to your wrist. If the injury is not treated, it may hurt to do simple things .A commonly used surgery for tennis elbow is called a lateral epicondyle release if conservative measures become ineffective.. This surgery takes tension off the extensor tendon.

Superior Capsular Reconstruction

The superior capsular reconstruction is a novel treatment option for massive, irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. Treatment goals of such tears are to reduce pain, restore shoulder function and delay the development of advanced cuff tear arthropathy.

Arthroscopic Assisted Tendon Transfers

In cases with irreparable rotator cuff tears especially in young people muscle tendon transfers may be a good option in place of joint replacement surgery to restore the shoulder function. During the procedure muscle tendon units like Latissimus dorsi, lower trapezius can be transferred on to the humeral head to improve the range of movements and decrease pain.

Arthroscopic TFCC Repair

The triangular fibro cartilage complex (TFCC) tears are a frequent cause for persistent pain in the wrist. This can occur following a fall or during workouts in the gym. X-rays may look normal. A proper examination may reveal the diagnosis. The tear can be repaired through an arthroscopic surgery.


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

presenting the Dubai Quality Award to

Dr. Zulekha Daud,

Founder and Chairperson

Ms. Zanubia Shams,

Co-chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Zulekha Hospitals is proud to receive

the Patient Satisfaction Award

Recognition is for companies receiving
an excellent satisfaction rating.

Zulekha Hospital honored with Dubai Chamber CSR Label 2016

The prestigious Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson, Zulekha Healthcare Group for the fourth consecutive year recognizing our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The European Accreditation Council for
Bariatric Surgery, has awarded:

Zulekha Hospital

With the Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery accreditation.

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai

Zulekha Hospital Dubai is a 179 bed hospital established in 2004 which offers both inpatient and outpatient care covering a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. The facility boasts state-of-the-art operation theatre arrangements, emergency services, labor rooms and includes multiple centers of excellence such as Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Urology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology and Physiotherapy.

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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is a full-fledged, multi-disciplinary hospital with Out-patient and In-patient facilities. What started off as a 30 bed set up with basic facilities for gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, medicine and pediatrics in 1992, today boasts of 185 beds, sprawled over an area of 290,000 square ft.

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