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Foot and Ankle

Basil Budair

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Mr Budair is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

He gained his specialist training in the West Midlands culminating in the award of Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in Trauma & Orthopaedics. During his training, he completed a visiting fellowship at a centre of excellence in Canada, and his final year comprised of a senior fellowship in adult & paediatric foot and ankle surgery in Birmingham. He went on to complete another fellowship in advanced foot & ankle surgery and diabetic foot reconstruction from the internationally renowned unit at King’s College Hospital in London. Both fellowships are accredited by the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Mr Budair worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for 12 months before being appointed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2022. He also provides a tertiary level specialist paediatric foot and ankle care at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  

Mr Budair specialises in all aspects of routine and complex foot and ankle surgery for all age groups like arthritis (including joint replacements), sports injuries, minimally invasive and keyhole surgery, Bunion and forefoot corrections, neuromuscular disorders, congenital pathologies, trauma, and complex diabetic foot reconstruction.

Alongside his clinical practice, Mr Budair is passionate about research and surgical innovation. He achieved his Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded Distinction for his research work on surgical education. He served as the Birmingham Orthopaedic Network Lead for Research and Audit in 2019/2020. Mr Budair has authored a textbook chapter and has published articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded various academic prizes.

Mr Budair is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate surgical trainees. He is a clinical supervisor of Biomedical Engineering PhD and Master’s students at Aston University, and he is a regular faculty member of multiple national and international FRCS (Tr & Orth) courses.