How to examine the wrist – Demonstration by Dr Zaf Naqui

Dr Zaf Naqui is an award winning medical expert who specialises in Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb surgery as well as sports injuries. He is also involved in training and lecturing about these areas.


The Hand and Wrist Sports Injury Masterclass – October 2015

Dr Naqui is a Consultant Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgeon.  His NHS practice is Hope Hospital which is one of the leading teaching hospitals of the University of Manchester. At Hope Hospital, Mr Naqui’s is currently the Specialty Tutor and Lead for Clinical Governance & Patient Safety in Trauma & Orthopaedics.  He is also an examiner for the European Board Hand Diploma and a committee member for the “BSSH Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery”. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Mr Naqui is Chair of the North West Surgical Hand Society and SAS Hand Manchester.

Dr Naqui was awarded dual postgraduate certification in Hand Surgery from both the British and the European Boards of Hand Surgery in 2013 becoming the first Consultant Surgeon to hold these awards.

His routine practice includes all elective Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb surgery. He also specialises in complex Hand & Wrist trauma and sports injuries.

He is a faculty member on a number of surgical courses, including the preparation of senior surgical trainees for European and British Hand Diploma as well as the specialist FRCS Orthopaedic exam. He has a keen interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as well as surgical training, lecturing in the UK and abroad.

He has completed a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, published his research in numerous journals and presented it within the UK and internationally. One of his research projects evaluated the latest techniques of wrist fracture surgery.

Dr Zaf Naqui studied medicine at University College London. He then underwent higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in the North West. After this, he undertook a 12 month Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Plastic Hand Surgery.

Dr Naqui has also won fellowships at Harvard University and was awarded the prestigious British STACK Fellowship in 2013 and the American Board International ASSH Fellowship in 2014.

Dr Naqui is a member of The British Society for Surgery of the Hand, European Wrist Arthroscopy Society and The International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand. 

His hobbies centre on his two young daughters, squash and trekking. In 2009 Mr Naqui trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and is now attempting to encourage his girls to share his passion for trekking.


Dr Zaf Naqui divides his time between Manchester and Chelsea, London. Due to his busy schedule, please make sure to book an appointment early on.

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