Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani

   NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  17 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience:

Dr Mohammed Alwani is a highly skilled and exceptional orthopaedic surgeon. He has over 17 years of experience in this field. His primary areas of treatment include shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement Surgery and Trauma. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University of Marburg, Germany and thereafter completed his specialist training in Emergency Medicine from the Medical Council of the state of Hessen, Germany. He was previously associated with various hospitals in Germany such as City Academic Hospital in Frankenberg, University Clinic in Marburg and Elisabeth Clinic in Olsberg. Currently, he is the Head of the Department and Consultant Orthopedic surgeon at NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. 

Contribution to Medical Science:

Dr Alwani has trained in all the latest technologies. He has attended many conferences, lectures and seminars. He has attended various international conferences, certificate programs and workshops on Joints Arthroscopy and Traumatology of Pelvis/Acetabulum across Europe. He has contributed to research immensely and has published many research articles.

Conditions Treated by Dr Mohammed Monkez Alwani

We have listed below the conditions that are treated by Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani::

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Knee Pain
  • Osteoarthritis (Most Common)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries - Brachial Plexus Injury At Bith
  • Brachial Plexus Rupture
  • Major Fractures
  • Shoulder Inflammation
  • Deformed Knees
  • Ankle Injury or Trauma
  • Avascular Necrosis of Hip Joint
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Bone Tumor in the Hip Joint
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture or Hip Dysplasia
  • Injury or Fracture of the Hip Joint

It is for the issues or injuries in the musculoskeletal system for which patients consult this doctor. Bones, ligaments, joints or tendons related conditions or injuries are specialised in by the doctor. It is not just the education, experience and skill of the surgeon but their aptitude to find the solution despite the challenges faced in the treatment process.

Signs and Symptoms treatable by Dr Mohammed Monkez Alwani

There are many signs and symptoms seen in the patients which may require you to visit an Orthopedic Surgeon such as:

  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Joints problem
  • Bones problem
  • Muscles that are so essential to movement and everyday life

It is quite common to have multiple symptoms in a patient suffering from an orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition or issue. Pain in the joints and muscles and swelling are an indication that you must consult an orthopedic surgeon at the earliest. Further these issues more often than not restrict the range of motion in the affected area.

Operating Hours of Dr Mohammed Monkez Alwani

With Sunday being an off day, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm are the operating hours of the doctor. The procedures are to be done using a whole lot of efficiency and skill and the doctor enables this to happen.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr Mohammed Monkez Alwani

Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani performs many popular procedures and we have listed them below for your convenience.:

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Ankle Fusion Surgery
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Shoulder Tendon Repair-Rotator Cuff
  • Total Knee Replacement B/L

Whether we are talking about dislocated joints, knee pain, back pain or arthritis, it is the orthopedic surgeon who will help get us better and back on our feet. Surgical procedures can relieve a patient from chronic, degenerative or acute conditions irrespective of the kind of issue their is. This is a specialty with vast connotations and it is no wonder that many of the orthopedic surgeons can also sub specialise focusing on certain areas of the body.

Past Experience

  • Dr. Alwani has over 17 years of experience in Orthopaedics and has worked various hospitals in Germany such as City Academic Hospital in Frankenberg, University Clinic in Marburg and Elisabeth Clinic in Olsberg.

Qualifications

  • Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University of Marburg, Germany in 1998.
CERTIFICATIONS (3)
  • Specialist training in Emergency Medicine from the Medical Council of the state of Hessen, Germany in 2006.
  • Specialist training in Surgery also from Medical Council of the state of Hessen, Germany in 2004.
  • In 2010 Dr. Alwani completed his training in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
MEMBERSHIPS (3)
  • Facharzt of Orthopedics and trauma
  • Facharzt of Surgery.
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • Dr. Alwani has attended various international conferences, certificate programs and workshops on Joints Arthroscopy and Traumatology of Pelvis/Acetabulum across Europe
Procedures
Ankle Fusion Surgery

What is Ankle Fusion Surgery

Ankle fusion operation, also known as ankle arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure conducted to close the joint space by joining the bones that make up the ankle joint.

Your ankle joint is an articulation of three bones. These three bones are known as the tibia, fibula, and the talus. During ankle fusion operation, the cartilage covering the bony surface of the ankle joint is scraped off. The diseased part of the bones is also trimmed.

Next, the newly exposed bony surface of the tibia and the talus are placed in close contact. Additionally, they are compressed using screws. New bone formation takes place in and around the joint resulting infusion of the bones into a single bone.

Candidates for Ankle Fusion Surgery

Ankle fusion operation is recommended for patients experiencing unbearable pain during the ankle movement. The pain may result because of the following reasons:

  • Joint wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Infection in or around the joint
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Failure of previous non-surgical treatment

Not all patients with the aforementioned conditions are always suitable for ankle fusion. Patients with the following characteristics are not suggested to undergo this surgery:

  • Insufficient quantity and quality of bone
  • Severe deformity in the leg
  • Vascular diseases that prevent proper healing
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction refers to the replacement of the damaged ACL with a tissue to facilitate normal functioning of the knee. ACL is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which connects the femur to the tibia. ACL helps provide proper movement of the tibia. ACL also facilitates pivoting or sudden change in the direction of the leg, preventing the damage to the knee.

 

Damage to the ACL Surgery 

The ACL can be injured in different ways, thus warranting a need for ACL repair. The following scenarios may damage the ACL:

  • Collision with a football
  • Slowing down while running
  • Landing incorrectly after a jump
  • Twisting of the knee and the foot in opposite direction

 

Initial Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

The ACL may not require surgery when the knee is stable when the ligament is not torn completely, or even when you don’t have to strain your knees by active sports. The alternate treatment in such a situation is “RICE” – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Physiotherapy, exercise, and braces for legs can help provide support to the knee. Exercises such as swimming, running in a straight line, and playing golf can be preferred by active individuals if they do not wish to return to an active sports life.

Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal tunnel decompression, popularly referred to as carpal tunnel release, is a surgical procedure conducted to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • A nerve called median nerve along with many tendons pass through a small tunnel called carpal tunnel from the forearm to the upper hand. This nerve controls the movement of your fingers except for the little finger.
  • Sometimes there is tremendous pressure on the nerve and it presses the nerve against the tunnel. This results in specific symptoms such as numbness, weakness, tingling sensation, or pain in the fingers. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.


Is carpal tunnel surgery compulsory?

The treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome depends on the severity of the condition and the duration of the symptoms. Generally, the physicians first recommend non-surgical interventions such as the use of corticosteroid injections and wrist splints to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

A carpal tunnel treatment surgery is recommended in case:

  • You experience loss of function in fingers or hand because of nerve damage confirmed in a median nerve test.
  • Your symptoms do not subside. Wait for two to seven weeks after starting non-surgical treatment.
  • You have difficulty in performing daily activities ranging from reduced strength in the thumb, loss of feeling, and loss of coordination.
  • You are not able to get sleep properly because of the pain.
  • The main cause of this situation is rheumatoid arthritis.

The carpal tunnel treatment surgery is an open technique. The surgeon may make a cut in the transverse carpal ligament that forms the roof of the tunnel. The carpal tunnel treatment allows more room for the median nerve and the tendons to pass through the tunnel. Thereby, the pressure on the nerve is reduced causing relief from the symptoms.

Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the joints. It is performed with the help of a special instrument called an arthroscope. It comes with an attached video camera and a light. What is observed by the camera is recorded and can be viewed by the surgeon on a television monitor.

Arthroscopic knee surgery is an alternative to total knee replacement and other forms of knee replacement surgery. During the knee arthroscopic surgery, small incisions are made to insert an arthroscope and other surgical tools to correct a defect in or around the knee joint. Total knee replacement, on the other hand, refers to complete removal and replacement of the diseased joint with a prosthetic implant.

When is knee arthroscopy required?

Knee arthroscopy is conducted for the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Inflammation of the knee
  • Injuries such as :

    • Fractures
    • Ligament tear
    • Tendon damage
    • Torn meniscus
    • Misalignment of kneecap
    • Bakers cyst
    • Meniscus tear
    • Loose fragments of bone or cartilage
Meniscectomy

Meniscectomy is a type of meniscus tear treatment in which a part of the meniscus is removed. This is done when an individual suffers from a type of a knee injury called meniscus tear. The surgical decision to remove all of or a part of the meniscus is taken based on the overall health, age, activity level, and the nature of injury of the patient.

This meniscus treatment is performed by a team of orthopaedic surgeons. The doctor is likely to advise this surgery if they think that it is the best available treatment for you, depending on the exact location of the tear, its pattern, and size.

There are different types of a meniscus tear. A small meniscus tear usually requires no surgery and heals on its own through home treatment. A moderate to larger tear in the red zone of the meniscus is best treated with the help of a meniscectomy surgery. A tear in the white zone of the meniscus, on the other hand, is not treated with the help of meniscectomy surgery because there are fewer chances of healing.

Meniscus Repair

The meniscus is a rubbery ligament between the shinbone and the thighbone. Meniscus tear takes place when there is a solid contorting movement of the knee, especially when the knee is bent while the foot is firmly placed on the ground. It is one of the most common knee injuries among sportsperson who play football, cricket, and tennis, and people who perform high-impact activities.

 A few people may suffer from meniscus tear due to ligament of knee degeneration that takes place with age due to several factors.

 Pain, swelling and tightness may increase over several days if you have a meniscus tear. You may not be able to straighten your knee, and it may lock in position. It may be problematic for you to put weight on your leg or even walk normally like before.

 Minor meniscus tears can heal by itself if there is a good blood supply to the area. However, some tears require arthroscopic surgery to fix the tear. It is important to rest and let the ligament heal. Ice packs and physical therapy helps with the recovery of a meniscus tear.

Different Approaches to Meniscus Repair Surgery

 Only 10 percent of meniscus tears can heal by itself if there is an appropriate blood supply.

Most of the surgeries are arthroscopic surgeries in which a special device is used to view inside the knee and see the torn meniscus. There are different procedures, however, that can be conducted to repair or fix the meniscus and these include the following:

  • Meniscectomy: It can be partial meniscectomy or complete, that is, the torn meniscus can be partially removed or completely. It can be done as an open surgery or arthroscopic surgery.
  • Meniscal Repair: It can be performed open or arthroscopically and the preservation of the meniscus involved three aspects:
    • Repair of the torn meniscus
    • Non-surgical treatment of asymptomatic meniscal pathologies
    • Partial meniscectomy and resection

  • Meniscal Regeneration: Meniscal transplantation (MAT) can be performed to restore the meniscus. In this case, a graft is usually taken from the hamstring muscle to reproduce the meniscus.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure conducted to inspect, diagnose, and rectify the problems involving the shoulder joint. During a shoulder arthroscopy, a small device attached to a camera is inserted into the shoulder to diagnose the reason for pain in the shoulder, among other problems.

Miniature surgical instruments are also inserted into the shoulder to rectify the identified problem. Such a surgery is known as arthroscopic shoulder surgery. When shoulder replacement is conducted with the help of arthroscopy, the procedure is known as arthroscopic shoulder replacement.

At each stage of the arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the surgeon is guided by an image displayed on the television screen. This is a minimally invasive procedure that ensures a quick recovery.

The shoulder has three bones, namely:

  • the clavicle (the collarbone),
  • scapula (the shoulder blade),
  • and humerus (the upper arm bone). 

 A rotator cuff tear, articular cartilage, labrum and surrounding soft tissues can be the cause of pain in the shoulder joint. These areas can get damaged or distorted as a result of some accident. The actual cause of pain can be diagnosed with the help of a shoulder arthroscopy. Sometimes, age-related wear and tear can is also responsible for shoulder joint-related pain and problems.

Symptoms of a shoulder injury include excessive pain in the shoulder joint and stiffness in the shoulder joint that may hinder easy movement of the arm around the shoulder joint. The patient may experience trouble while sleeping with the affected shoulder on one side. Slight swelling can also be observed physically in the joint region. 

 A physician may recommend a shoulder arthroscopy if your shoulder does not respond well to other alternative treatments such as exercising and physiotherapy. Common rotator cuff surgery can be used to conduct rotator cuff repair, removal or repair of the labrum, repair of ligaments and recurrent shoulder dislocation, and bone spur removal. Some of the less common procedures may include fracture repair, cyst excision, and nerve release.

Shoulder Tendon Repair-Rotator Cuff

The group of muscles and tendons form a cuff over the shoulder joint which is called as a rotator cuff. The rotator cuff holds the arm in the joint that aids in the movement. When one or more tendon muscle becomes damaged, stiffness, rotator cuff pain and soreness is developed along with decrease in the mobility. Rotator cuff repair is procedure that is used to repair the torn tendon and muscles in the shoulder which can be torn due to injury or overuse. The main goal of the rotator cuff repair is to restore the flexibility and movement of the joint and to decrease the pain.

Reasons for rotator cuff repair

Injuries – Athletics and construction workers are mostly involved in the rotator cuff injury. Repetitive movement and overuse may cause tendon tear.

  • Tear of rotator cuff
  • Inflammation of the tendon
  • Inflammation of the bursa

Advantages

  • Causes less rotator cuff pain
  • Requires less hospital stay
  • Causes less complications
  • Facilitates fast recovery

Treatment options

Partial rotator cuff injury tears can be treated non-surgically by taking rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroidal injections, and exercises. Severe rotator cuff injury tears require surgical treatment. The surgical techniques that are used to treat severe tears of rotator cuff include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Open repair surgery
  • Mini open repair surgery

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopy involves a small incision through which a narrow tube with a fiber-optic video camera is inserted that is connected to a television monitor. The arthroscope is inserted allowing the surgeon to visualize the internal structure of the joint. Small additional incisions are made to insert the surgical tools those are used to repair the joint.

Open repair surgery

This surgery is done for complex tears. During open repair surgery, a large muscle called deltoid muscle is slowly moved away to perform the surgery.

Mini – open repair surgery

The mini-open repair surgery is done by using an arthroscope. The damaged tissue or bone spurs are removed through arthroscopy. Mini-open repair surgery is a combination of both arthroscopy and open repair surgery.

Failure of the non-surgical treatment may cause the need for surgery.

 

Total Knee Replacement B/L
  • The knee plays an important role in mobility. However, this joint may get damaged or diseased over a period of time because of an injury or conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and so on.
  • The damage to the knee joint may lead to terrible pain and immobility. A knee replacement surgery is advised when the pain and mobility are not improved despite continuous use of medications and physical exercises.
  • A bilateral knee replacement surgery is performed when both the knees are damaged to diseased. If only one knee is affected, then the knee replacement surgeon recommends the patient to undergo replacement of just one knee, a procedure known as unilateral knee replacement surgery.
  • Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, knee deformity, vascular necrosis, and swelling and inflammation of the cartilage surrounding the knee are some of the indications for unilateral and bilateral knee replacement surgery.
  • A knee replacement surgeon may decide to conduct a total knee replacement surgery or a partial knee replacement surgery, depending on the extent of damage. A minimally invasive surgery can also be conducted with the help of an arthroscope. This type of surgery allows for minimal healing time, quick knee replacement recovery time, and fewer complications.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery U/L

Knee Replacement Surgery cost varies all across the world, where countries like the US, Australia and Canada provide the treatment at high prices. In countries like Taiwan,India, and Mexico Total Knee Replacement Surgery is far more affordable and is now offered at premium quality heathcare services.The knee joint is the largest joint in the body that aids in the mobility. During a knee replacement surgery, the diseased or damaged knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint made of metal or plastic. Your doctor would recommend a knee replacement surgery to you if you have a progressive pain even during sitting and lying down that leads to decreased or painful mobility.

Conditions that require a Knee Replacement Surgery

The joint ailments that may trigger a need for knee replacement surgery include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Knee deformities
  • Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis
  • Swelling or inflammation that does not decrease

Depending on whether just one or both the knees are affected, a surgeon may conduct unilateral or bilateral knee replacement surgery. A unilateral knee replacement surgery refers to the removal of the diseased or damaged joint of a single knee and its replacement with prosthesis.

A unilateral knee replacement surgery can be recommended to an individual from any age group, depending on the extent of pain and immobility. The surgery helps provide relief from pain and immobility.

Types of Knee Replacement Surgeries

Total knee replacement surgery:

In total knee replacement surgery, the whole knee joint is removed and replaced with the artificial knee joint.

Partial knee replacement surgery:

The partial knee replacement or unicompartmental surgery involves the replacement of only the damaged part of the knee joint.

Minimally invasive surgery:

The total knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery can be performed by a minimally invasive procedure. This is an advanced surgical procedure that involves three to five-inch incision or smaller, which causes less pain and fast recovery whereas the usual traditional procedure involves 8 to 12-inch incision.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Mohammed Alwani have as an orthopaedic surgeon in the United Arab Emirates?

Dr Alwai has over 17 years of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Mohammed Alwani as an orthopaedic surgeon?

His primary areas of treatment include shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement Surgery and Trauma.

Does Dr Mohammed Alwani provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Alwani provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr Mohammed Alwani?

It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Mohammed Alwani.

What associations is Dr Mohammed Alwani part of?

He is part of various associations such as Facharzt of Orthopedics and trauma, Facharzt of Surgery.

When do you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon such as Dr Mohammed Alwani?

We need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon such as Dr Alwani for any queries related to treatment/diagnosis of joint replacements, shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy etc.

How to connect with Dr Mohammed Alwani for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the online consultation can be done

What area of specialization does Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani have?
Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani is specialized in United Arab Emirates and of the most sought after doctors in Orthopedics Specialist.
Does Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani have?
Dr. Mohammed Monkez Alwani is one of the most sought after specialists in United Arab Emirates and has over 17 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Orthopedic Surgeon
What are the tests required before and during consultation for Orthopedic Surgeon?

Prior to and during the consultation with the orthopedic surgeon, please get the relevant tests done, the whole list of whom is listed below.:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • MRI

Basis the tests, the doctor can get a more accurate picture of the severity and reasons behind the condition and the best treatment to be done. The screening and diagnostic tests enable the doctor to pinpoint the preparedness of the patient for the treatment. The before and after picture of the patient can be determined basis their physical tests..

When should you go to see an Orthopedic Surgeon?

When post consultation and tests, the doctor determines that your condition can only be resolved by an orthopedic procedure, they refer you to an orthopedic surgeon. An orthopedic surgeon is someone you are usually referred to by your doctor when it is determined post tests and consultation that you need an orthopedic procedure to resolve your health condition. The orthopedic surgeon can guide you through the rehabilitation process making it more effortless and seamless. The doctors also recommend tests and prescribe the medicines that you need to take during the treatment.

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