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Mr Ali Noorani, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Ali Noorani

MBBS BSc(Hons) MRCS FRCS(Trauma & Orth)

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon


Surgical Interests

  • Shoulder Instability including Traumatic, Atraumatic, and Muscle Patterning Instability (Multidirectional Instability)
  • Sports Injuries with a special interest in treatment of the Shoulder and Elbow Sports Injuries
  • Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries and Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty (Primary and Revision)
  • Elbow Arthroplasty (Primary and Revision)
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery including a MDT approach to carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trauma with a special interest in Upper Limb Trauma including Clavicle/ACJ/Scapula/Proximal Humerus, Elbow, Hand and Wrist injuries.
  • Management of Early Onset Arthritis & Joint Preservation Surgery 
  • Rehabilitation of the Shoulder and Elbow.

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  • Bupa – full recognition
  • AXA-PPP – full recognition
  • Others – full recognition


Posts held

  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital Upper Limb Service (Shoulder & Elbow)
  • Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB



Surgical Training

Mr Noorani qualified from the Imperial College School of Medicine (London) in the year 2000. He completed his Orthopaedic and Trauma training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation and has further specialised in Upper Limb Surgery including Trauma. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2009.

Specialist Training

He undertook further Specialist Fellowship training in Shoulder, Elbow and Upper Limb Surgery at the world-renowned Upper Limb fellowship programme at The Royal Liverpool Hospital. The Liverpool Upper Limb Unit Fellowship is one of best in the country specialises in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgery and upper limb trauma surgery.

This complements his 16 months during his training at Stanmore with the Shoulder and Elbow Service where the bulk of the work was complex revision Arthroplasty and Instability and at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit. This was in addition to his one year experience in Upper Limb Surgery including complex trauma at the Royal London. He has further 14 months of Upper Limb and Hand Surgery experience as a trainee.

Current Professional Position

Currently, Mr Noorani also works at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS) as a substantive Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, specialising in trauma and upper limb surgery.

He has used the LEAN methodology to streamline the patient journey in the upper limb service. He has introduced several innovative pathways, including a one-stop clinic where patient assessment, radiological investigations, pre-admission, and scheduling can all be done within 24 hours. Under his leadership, the upper limb service has acquired state of the art surgical equipment to provide patients with the optimal treatment.  He has also introduced a therapy clinic, along with rehabilitation protocols, and patient information sheets for upper limb procedures to ensure patients receive timely and effective post-operative physiotherapy.

He is the founding member of the Royal London Orthopaedic and Trauma Society and the Barts Orthopaedic Fund.

He is also on the Education Committee of EUSSER


Mr Noorani is well published in peer-reviewed journals and has carried out research in several areas including instability. Currently, he is the principle investigator on several multicentre randomised controlled trials.
He is also on the review board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
His research interests include:
  • Shoulder and Elbow Instability
  • Scapula Fractures
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in Shoulder Arthroscopy (current RCT)
  • Frozen Shoulder (current RCT)
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) 
  • Trauma of the Upper Limb
  • Reconstruction of Shoulder and Elbow
  • Upper limb Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Innovation in Healthcare
  • Simulation for Training (Awarded RCS grant and co founder of the Royal London Orthopaedic Simulation Centre)
  • Rehabilitation in Shoulder Instability
  • EMG patterns in Shoulder Instability
As a consultant in a teaching hospital he regularly conducts teaching for all levels in healthcare, from medical students and allied health professionals (nurses and physiotherapists) to surgical trainees preparing for the Royal College of Surgeons fellowship exams. He is on the faculty of many national and internationally run courses on Shoulder & Elbow Surgery and Rehabilitation.
He is on the Education committee for the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER)
He also runs the Trauma & Orthopaedic Simulation programme at Royal London Orthopaedic Simulation Centre  that trains the current and next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.
Personal Details

Mr Noorani was born in London and educated at Tonbridge School, where he was an art and academic scholar. His spare time is spent with his family, or on his hobbies of painting and photography.



Mr Noorani’s strongly believes that his primary role is to offer an accurate assessment and a precise diagnosis. Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist symptoms are common and many patients and therapists often need reassurance and explanations for the problems they are experiencing.

Mr Noorani believes strongly in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of these problems. Very few people actual require surgery. Patients need to know that they are seeing someone who they trust and who understands and specialises in their problem.

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