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Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola - Orthopaedics

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Berkshire Independent Hospital who specialises in Hand & Wrist conditions

Based at: Berkshire Independent Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Arthritis of the base of thumb, finger joints and the wrist

Carpal, ulnar tunnel syndrome and nerve disorders 

Dupuytren's disease, surgery and enzyme treatment

Fractures, tendon and ligament injuries

Ganglionic cysts and other tumours

Hand and wrist trauma (FREE acute service available) 

Pregnancy-related hand disorders (FREE advice available)

Rheumatoid arthritis, reconstructive and replacement surgery 

Sport and industrial injuries 

Tennis and Golfer's elbow 

Trigger fingers (paediatric and adult) 

Key-hole surgery of the wrist (arthroscopic diagnosis and repair)

Total wrist replacement surgery


Academic background

Mr Zulfiquar Rahimtoola is an internationally well-recognized hand surgeon with a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of all acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand and wrist. 

He is extensively fellowship trained and has successfully completed the European Diploma for Hand Surgery in Paris (European Board Certification). He has recently returned from Europe where he was invited to work as an Associate Professor at the UMCU, Utrecht Medical Center University.

He started the study of Medicine at the University of Bristol and qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. After a postgraduate research year at Stanford University in the United States he commenced his orthopaedic residency training in the Netherlands. During his training he developed a keen interest in hand and wrist surgery and combined his clinical work with academic research on the treatment of arthritic disorders of the wrist. His research resulted in a PhD thesis on surgery of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis. 

After qualifying as a hand surgeon he worked in four different international centres of excellence in hand surgery including Barcelona, Paris, Derby and Wrightington. Internationally he remains an honorary consultant at Leiden and Utrecht Universities.

He is course director/faculty for many international hand and wrist trauma workshops and provides a hand surgery service and training at the Royal Berskhire Hospital and other hospitals in the area.


Professional Memberships

BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) 

EWAS (European Wrist Arthroscopy Society) 

FESSH (Federation European Societies for Surgery of the Hand)

ISSH (Indian Hand Society) 

NOV (Netherlands Hand Society)

SICOT (Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie)


NHS base

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

0118 402 2855