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Mr Tariq Adam Kwaees

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon MD, PGCert (MLHSM), MRCS (Gen), MSc (Res), MFSEM, IOC Dip (SEM), FEBOT, FRCS Eng (Tr & Orth)
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Medico-Legal Experience

Mr Kwaees is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in personal injury, clinical negligence, and serious/catastrophic injury cases. He will also undertake pro bono cases.

He has a special interest in knee surgery (adult and (paediatric)) and has been involved in cases spanning from degenerative changes to serious/catastrophic reconstruction surgery.

Mr Kwaees can opine on:

  • RTA/cycling/whiplash related injury:
    • Soft tissue injury/repair
    • Reconstruction
  • Upper and lower limb (hand and wrist foot and ankle, hip, knee elbow shoulder and spine)
  • Sports medicine/injuries:
    • Hip/knee/thigh pain
    • Bursitis
    • Adductor strain
    • Hamstring injury
    • Meniscal (cartilage) tears
    • Patellofemoral joint pain (anterior knee)
    • Plantar fasciitis
  • Paediatric injuries:
    • Congenital and acquired deficiency
    • Instability
    • Deformity correction
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
  • Complex and major trauma to both upper and lower limb:
    • Meniscal surgery
    • Osteotomy
    • Knee replacement surgery
  • Limb reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty/revision arthroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis

His report turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Mr. Tariq Adam Kwaees is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at a major trauma and tertiary referral centre for orthopaedics. His expertise in elective orthopaedics covers comprehensive knee surgery for all age groups, notably bridging the gap between paediatric and adult knee surgery. He is distinguished as the first to complete a unique, hyper-specialised fellowship in knee surgery spanning paediatric to adult patients.

His qualifications include advanced training in sports medicine (UK and International Olympic Committee), biomechanics, health service management, and multiple orthopaedic surgery certifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the European Economic Area.

Mr. Kwaees is involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across several European and UK universities and has published chapters on knee surgery and orthopaedic nanotechnology. He holds leadership roles in infection control and in organising national and regional multidisciplinary meetings on orthopaedic radiology and paediatric sports knee surgery.


  • Charalambous CP, Kwaees TA, Sutton PM; Machining of orthopaedic implants – interference screws for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. In writing.
  • Kwaees TA, Pearce AD, Ring J, Charalambous CP; Nanotechnology; Potential Applications in Knee Surgery. Chapter 19; Micro & Nano-manufacturing, Second Edition 2018.
  • Charalambous CP, Kwaees TA, Sutton PM; Surface modification of interference screws used in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery; Surface Engineered Surgical Tools & Medical Devices, Second Edition 2016.
  • Kwaees TA, Barter R, Joseph A, Pydisetty R; Intra-Articular Steroids for The Treatment of Osteoarthritis of The Hip; A Retrospective Cohort Study of 391 Cases Comparing Three Techniques, May 2024. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.
  • Kunwat H, Kwaees TA, Hampton M, Ajuied A, Ali F, Nicolaou N; Classification of Trochlear Dysplasia in Children; an Inter & Intra-observer Reliability Study. January 2024, Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery 11(1):7-11. DOI: 10.4103/jajs.jajs_42_23.
  • Bashir S, Kwaees TA, Tang C, Nicolaou N; Meniscal Anomalies In Congenital Cruciate Ligament Deficiency: Experience In A Tertiary Children’s Knee Unit. December 2023Orthopaedic Proceedings 105- B(SUPP_18):2-2 DOI:10.1302/1358-992X.2023.18.002.
  • Mohan R, Kwaees TA, Thomas T, Pydisetty R; Cohort study of short-term outcomes after ACL- reconstruction using autograft with internal brace reinforcement versus isolated autograft demonstrating no significant difference. July 2023. Journal of Orthopaedics. PMID: 37593689 PMCID: PMC10429725 (available on 2024-09-01) DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2023.07.030.
  • Tang C, Kwaees TA, Accadbled F, Turati M, Green DW, Nicolaou N; Surgical techniques in the management of pediatric anterior cruciate ligament tears: Current concepts. January 2023, Journal of Children s Orthopaedics 17(11):186325212211490, DOI: 10.1177/18632521221149059
  • West C, Kwaees T; 125 Surgical Outcomes & Graft Use in Quadriceps & Patella Tendon Rupture Repairs British Journal of Surgery, 2022 Feb 2
  • Samra A, Kwaees TA, Mati W, Blundell C, Lane S, Harrison J.W.K, Charalambous CP. Anatomical Monopolar Press-fit Radial Head Arthroplasty; Mid-Term Results & Systematic Review. Shoulder & Elbow. 2022 Mar 2.
  • Charalambous CP, Kwaees TA, Lane S, Blundell C, Mati W. Rate of insufficient ipsilateral hamstring graft harvesting in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 2021 Apr 14. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1726421.
  • Mersey research collaborative (inc Kwaees TA). Collaborative Overview of coronaVIrus impact on ORTHopaedic training in the UK (COVI – ORTH UK) The Surgeon Journal. 2021 Mar 10, doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2021.02.007, PMC7945873, 33762160
  • Kwaees TA, Zreik N, Charalambous CP. Surgical vs Nonsurgical Management for Humeral Shaft Fractures; Preference Among Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation Journal. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2021 Feb 28;23(1):21-26. doi: 10.5604/01.3001.0014.7564.
  • Nagy MT, Pydisetty G, Kwaees TA, Saldanha K. Outcome of revision surgery for bisphosphonate related subtrochanteric fracture non-union following failed intramedullary nailing. Injury. 2020 Sep 28;S0020- 1383(20)30785-3. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.09.051.
  • Kwaees TA, Singhal R, Eygendaal D, Charalambous, CP. Cementation technique for elbow arthroplasty; an international survey. Journal of orthopaedics, Vol. 16, No. 6, p.459-462. ISSN 0972-978X.
  • Kwaees TA, Richards J, Rawlinson G, Charalambous CP, Chohan A. Can the use of proprioceptive knee braces have implications in the management of osteoarthritic knees: An exploratory study. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2018 Oct 4:309364618796852. doi: 10.1177/0309364618796852.
  • Singhal R, Kwaees T, Mohamed M, Argyropoulos M, Amarasinghe P, Toh EM. Result of IOFIX (Intra Osseous FIXation) device for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A single surgeon’s series. Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jun 1. pii: S1268-7731(17)30106-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.05.003. PMID: 29409198
  • Kwaees TA, Hakim Z, Weerasinghe C, Dunkow PD; Musculoskeletal Infections Associated with Citrobacter Koseri; a Review. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2016 Sep;98(7):446-
    doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0209. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
  • Kwaees TA, Charalambous CP; Frozen Shoulder; Rates of Surgery. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2016 Feb 13;5(4):276-9. doi: 10.11138/mltj/2015.5.4.276. eCollection 2015 Oct-Dec. PMID: 26958535.
  • Kwaees TA, Charalambous CP; Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment of Frozen Shoulder; a Survey On Surgeons Treatment Preferences. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2015 Feb 5;4(4):420-4. PMID: 25767778 PMCID: PMC4327350
  • Kwaees TA, Charalambous CP; Reverse shoulder arthroplasty – minimum age for surgery, postoperative rehabilitation & long term restrictions. A Delphi consensus study. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2014 Aug 28;16(4):435-9. doi: 10.5604/15093492.1119621. PMID: 25404633
  • Sabir N, Zaman M, Kwaees TA, Charalambous CP; Tardy posterior interosseous nerve palsy following total elbow arthroplasty: report of a case, literature review & a classification system. Hand Surg. 2014;19(3):405-8. doi: 10.1142/S0218810414720253. PMID: 25288290
  • Charalambous CP, Prodromidis AD, Kwaees TA; Do intra-articular steroid injections increase infection rates in subsequent arthroplasty? A systematic review & meta-analysis of comparative studies. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Nov;29(11):2175-80. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.07.013. Epub 2014 Aug 2. PMID: 25201257
  • Charalambous CP, Kwaees TA; Anatomical considerations in hamstring tendon harvesting for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jan 21;2(4):253-7.
  • Mohan R, Kwaees TA, Thomas T, Pydisetty R; Short & Intermediate Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Isolated Using Hamstring Autograft versus with Suture Tape Reinforcement. Bone & Joint Journal. 18/01/2022
  • Kwaees TA, Chohan A, Rawlinson G, J. Richards R. Exploring the Effects of a Non- mechanical Knee Brace on Lower Limb Kinematics & Kinetics in Healthy Individuals & its Implications for Patients with Osteoarthritis. 06/04/2017
  • Weerasinghe C, Kwaees TA, Jegatheeswaran S, Ravi S, Linn T. Abdominal Pain in Women of Child-Bearing Age: A Care Quality Assessment. British Journal of Surgery. 102:149. 05/09/2015
  • Kwaees TA, Charalambous C. Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment of Frozen Shoulder; A Survey On Surgeons Treatment Preferences. International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (SICOT) 11/11/2014
  • Kwaees TA, Charalambous C. Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment of Frozen Shoulder; A Survey On Surgeons Treatment Preferences. Abstracts for the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, BESS, 25–27 June 2014, Nottingham, UK. Shoulder Elbow. 2014 Oct; 6(4): 303–325. Published online 2014 Sep 23. doi: 10.1177/1758573214546103, PMCID: PMC4935039 06/10/2014

Medical Illustrations & Photography

  • Commissioned illustrations, journal article; Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a review of current concepts Mohamed M, Trivedi J, Davidson N, Munigangaiah. Children’s Orthopaedics|Articles. October 26, 2020 DOI:
  • Photography & model acquisition, Medical textbook; The Shoulder Made Easy, 2019; Springer, Charalambous CP, ISBN 978-3-319-98908-2
  • Commissioned illustrations, textbook; Micro & Nano-manufacturing, Second Edition 2018; Springer, Ahmed W, Jackson, M (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-67132-1.
  • Commissioned illustrations, textbook; Surgical Tools & Medical Devices, Second Edition 2016; Springer, Ahmed W, Jackson, M (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-33489-9.

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