July Featured Author

Fares S. Haddad, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery
Director of Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health
University College Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital

From the July issue: Musculotendinous Junction Injuries of the Proximal Biceps Femoris: A Prospective Study of 64 Patients Treated Surgically

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Haddad discuss his article in the July issue.


Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals.  He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London. He graduated from the University College London Hospitals with a First Class BSc and MB BS.  His basic training in hip and knee surgery and reconstruction started in London on the St Bartholomew’s, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotations and was subsequently enhanced by fellowship training in the United States and Canada.  He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards.  He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He became a Hunterian Professor in 2005.

Professor Haddad’s clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction and sports injuries of the lower limb. His interests include soft tissue injuries of the pelvis, hip and knee, hip and knee reconstruction and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint preservation after injury, in soft tissue injuries of the lower limb, prosthetic design and performance, and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery. He is editor in chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Selected Other Published Work

Timing of surgery for complete proximal hamstring avulsion injuries: successful clinical outcomes at 6 weeks, 6 months, and after 6 months of injury. Subbu R, Benjamin-Laing H, Haddad F. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):385-91. doi: 10.1177/0363546514557938. Epub 2014 Nov 17.

Surgical Management of Chronic Incomplete Proximal Hamstring Avulsion Injuries. Kayani B, Ayuob A, Begum F, Khan N, Haddad FS. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Apr;48(5):1160-1167. doi: 10.1177/0363546520908819. Epub 2020 Mar 16.

The epidemiology of ankle injuries in professional rugby union players. Sankey RA, Brooks JH, Kemp SP, Haddad FS. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):2415-24. doi: 10.1177/0363546508322889. Epub 2008 Sep 8.

Late lateral femoral condyle fracture after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A case report. Manktelow AR, Haddad FS, Goddard NJ. Am J Sports Med. 1998 Jul-Aug;26(4):587-90. doi: 10.1177/03635465980260042101.

Outcomes After Operative and Nonoperative Treatment of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Bodendorfer BM, Curley AJ, Kotler JA, Ryan JM, Jejurikar NS, Kumar A, Postma WF. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Sep;46(11):2798-2808. doi: 10.1177/0363546517732526. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Determinants of Return to Play After the Nonoperative Management of Hamstring Injuries in Athletes: A Systematic Review. Fournier-Farley C, Lamontagne M, Gendron P, Gagnon DH. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):2166-72. doi: 10.1177/0363546515617472. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Outcome After Surgical Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions: A Systematic Review. van der Made AD, Reurink G, Gouttebarge V, Tol JL, Kerkhoffs GM. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2841-51. doi: 10.1177/0363546514555327. Epub 2014 Nov 10.

Hamstring Reinjuries Occur at the Same Location and Early After Return to Sport: A Descriptive Study of MRI-Confirmed Reinjuries. Wangensteen A, Tol JL, Witvrouw E, Van Linschoten R, Almusa E, Hamilton B, Bahr R. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):2112-21. doi: 10.1177/0363546516646086. Epub 2016 May 16.

Epidemiology of Hamstring Strains in 25 NCAA Sports in the 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 Academic Years. Dalton SL, Kerr ZY, Dompier TP. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2671-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546515599631. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

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