Mr Nezar Tumia MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth) MD (UK)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests

  • Lower Limb Surgeon (foot, ankle, hip, knee)


  • MBChB
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Tr & Orth)
  • Doctorate of Medicine (Aberdeen)

Orthopaedic background

  • Completed an international fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty and foot and ankle surgery in Toronto, Canada, 2007
  • Undertook specialist orthopaedic registrar training through the Aberdeen training program, 2003-2008
  • Was a clinical research fellow in Aberdeen, 2002-2003
  • Appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, June 2008

Professional memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Research interests

  • Hip resurfacing for young people with osteoarthritis. Improving surgical techniques and the use of computer navigation
  • Knee meniscal cartilage regeneration. Enhancing cartilage repair in order to prevent knee joint osteoarthritis
  • Contamination in the operative theatre and its potential sources


Miller D, Tumia N, Maffulli N. Anterior knee pain. Trauma. 2005; 7: 11-18.

Tumia N, Johnstone AJ. Regional regenerative potential of meniscal cartilage exposed to recombinant Insulin Like Growth Factor I in vitro. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br]. 2004; 86-B:1077-81.

Tumia N, Johnstone AJ. Regeneration of knee meniscal cartilage stimulated by basic Fibroblast Growth Factor in vitro. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004; 32:915-920.

Tumia N, Deutman R, Hallett J, Mattsson S, Sanden B, Wardlaw D. Aberdeen Colles fracture brace as a treatment for Colles fracture: A multi-centre prospective randomised controlled trial. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br]. 2003; 85B (1): 78-82.

Abosala A, Tumia N, Anderson D. Non-penetrating traumatic rupture of tibialis posterior tendon. Injury. 2003; 34(11):866-7.

Tumia N, Kader D, Arena B, Maffulli N. Achilles tendinopathy in pregnancy. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2002; 12: 43-45.

Tumia N, Aschroft GP. Convection warmers - A possible source of contamination in laminar airflow theatre? Journal of Hospital Infection. 2002; 52: 171-174.