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Mr Matthew Sala


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Enquiries - 020 8869 3390 or

Areas of Expertise

Shoulder and elbow conditions treated

Frozen shoulder
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder instability
Rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff tears
Shoulder arthritis: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Subacromical and subcoracoid impingement
Clavicle fractures (Broken collar bone)
Acromioclavicular joint dislocation and disorders
Scapulothoracic Pathology
Tennis elbow
Golfers elbow
Elbow arthritis and stiffness
Elbow fracture and soft tissue injury
Olecranon bursitis

Complex upper limb trauma surgery

Shoulder fracture
Scapular fracture
Humeral fracture elbow fracture radius and ulnar fracture
Wrist fracture
Hand and finger fracture
Scaphold fracture
Tendon/ligament injury repair and reconstruction

Common surgical procedures performed

Total Shoulder Replacement
Surface replacement Arthroplasty
Reversed Polarity Arthroplasty
Shoulder stabilisation
Bankart repair (Open and arthroscopic)
SLAP lesion repair
Biceps repair / Tenodesis / Stabilisation
Sub-acromial decomplression (Open and arthroscopic)
Rotator cuff repair (Open and arthroscopic)
Collagen augmentation graft implantation for Complex Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic and open capsular release
Clavicle stabilisation, ACJ reconstruction
Elbow Epicondylitis treatment (tennis and golfers
Radioulnar joint / Radial head replacement arthroplasty.
Total elbow replacement
Elbow arthroscopy and capsular release
Wrist arthritis surgery
Carpal tunnel decompression

Wrist and hand conditions treated

Cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome
Distal radio-ulnar joint and wrists arthritis
Dupuytren’s contracture
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
Thumb (Trapezio-metacarpal) osteoarthritis

Special/Research Interests

Invited as a guest speaker to Universities and Medical Schools nationally and internationally and medical conferences.
Honorary Senior Lecture Imperial College Medical School, London
Actively involved in specialist orthopaedic / musculoskeletal training programme at NWLHT for imperial college, University of London.
Published research articles in international publications journals
Biomet Travelling Fellowship 2005
Mitek International Shoulder Academy
Attendee at numerous orthropaedic conferences annually, nationally and internationally
He has been a committee member at the Senate of Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland

Current NHS and/or University post(s)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeonat Northwick Park Hospital

Professional and Personal profile

Mr Matthew Sala is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in the treatment of shoulder and upper limb conditions and sporting injuries of the shoulder and knee including the management of complex fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Mr Sala is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals (NWLHT) since his appointment in 1999. He is the Clinical Lead in Shoulder Surgery for the North West London Hospitals Group, offering advice and support to other orthopaedic surgeons about the management of complex upper limb conditions and injuries. He holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School at Medicine since his appointment in 2001.

His Work has helped pioneer minimally invasive, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery in the upper limb and he performs more than 80% of all soft tissue repairs in this way. He is part of the Steering Group for the development of Equinoxe (Exactech) Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty range of implants and provides an international Training facility for surgeons globally to attend for teaching. He is one of the few surgeons in this country to be using collagen patch augmentation grafts in rotator cuff repair surgery and synthetic ligament reconstruction in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint injuries.

Mr Sala runs established private practices at the BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, Harrow; The Princess Grace Hospital, nr Harley Street and Trust Plus at Northwick Park Hospital working with a team of Specialised Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in central and N.W. London.

He studied medicine at the University of Liverpool Medical School. Already committed to a career in orthopaedic medicine, he obtained the qualification of FRCS in 1990 and was appointed as Orthopaedic Registrar on the North Thames rotation including University College Hospital, London, and Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals. He was awarded the qualification FRCS, then FRCS(Orth) in 1997; and the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1999.

Upon completion of this training he was then granted the prestigious clinical fellowship based at the University of Torontoand St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada, in complex shoulder surgery and upper limb trauma. As part of this fellowship he travelled to the Upper Limb and Hand Unit, London, Ontario, the  Massachusetts General Hospital, Bostonand the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.


British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
London Consultants Association (LCA)

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