Mr Sam Oussedik

Mr Sam OussedikTel: 020 3447 9412
Fax: 020 3447 9958

University College Hospital

Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma

Professional background

Sam Oussedik studied medicine at St Bartholomew's medical college prior to undertaking basic surgical training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Having become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003 he undertook a period of research at University College Hospital investigating the role of stem cells in integrating artificial hips into surrounding bone. During this period he also authored numerous journal articles and co-wrote a book on trauma care. In 2006 he was appointed to the North West Thames training rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics leading to success at the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeon's examinations in 2010. Having spent a large proportion of his post-graduate training in the field of knee surgery he decided to further this by spending a year at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney as Knee Fellow. During this time he was able to gain highly specialised experience in all aspects of knee and lower limb surgery, specifically focusing on the latest techniques for joint replacements and knee reconstruction following sports injuries. He now combines research and training interests with clinical work.

Research interests

  • Total knee replacement
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation following surgery


1: Oussedik S, Scholes C, Ferguson D, Roe J, Parker D. Is Femoral Component
Rotation in a TKA Reliably Guided by the Functional Flexion Axis? Clin Orthop
Relat Res. 2012 Nov;470(11):3227-32. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2515-0. Epub 2012

2: Widmer BJ, Scholes CJ, Lustig S, Conrad L, Oussedik SI, Parker DA.
Intraoperative Computer Navigation Parameters Are Poor Predictors of Function 1
Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Jun 26.

3: Haddad F, Oussedik S. Insufficient evidence to recommend a specific bearing
surface in implantable hip devices: comparative studies find little difference in
outcomes. Evid Based Med. 2012 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]

4: Widmer BJ, Scholes CJ, Pattullo GG, Oussedik SI, Parker DA, Coolican MR. Is
Femoral Nerve Block Necessary During Total Knee Arthroplasty?: A Randomized
Controlled Trial. J Arthroplasty. 2012 May 31. [Epub ahead of print]

5: Oussedik S, Konan S, Haddad F. Study lacks rigour to determine choice of hip
resurfacing or arthroplasty. BMJ. 2012 May 28;344:e3667; author reply e3672. doi:

6: Lustig S, Scholes CJ, Stegeman TJ, Oussedik S, Coolican MR, Parker DA.
Sagittal placement of the femoral component in total knee arthroplasty predicts
knee flexion contracture at one-year follow-up. Int Orthop. 2012
Sep;36(9):1835-9. Epub 2012 May 27.

7: Oussedik SI, Dodd MB, Haddad FS. Outcomes of revision total hip replacement
for infection after grading according to a standard protocol. J Bone Joint Surg
Br. 2010 Sep;92(9):1222-6.

8: Oussedik S, Haddad F. Further doubts over the performance of treatment centres
in providing elective orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009

9: Kalia P, Coathup MJ, Oussedik S, Konan S, Dodd M, Haddad FS, Blunn GW.
Augmentation of bone growth onto the acetabular cup surface using bone marrow
stromal cells in total hip replacement surgery. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009

10: Oussedik SI, Haddad FS. The use of linezolid in the treatment of infected
total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Feb;23(2):273-8. Epub 2007 Nov 26.

11: Oussedik S. Injuries to the clavicle and acromioclavicular joint. Br J Hosp
Med (Lond). 2007 Apr;68(4):M68-70. Review.

12: Hudson BJ, Waller JR, Oussedik S. Spinal immobilization for the junior
doctor. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2007 Mar;68(3):M48-9. Review.

13: De Medici A, Oussedik S, Haddad F. Hind foot fractures of the calcaneus and
talus. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Oct;67(10):M196-8.

14: Oussedik S. Ankle fractures. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Aug;67(8):M156-8.

15: Oussedik S, Haddad F. New treatments for joint disease: what the future may
bring. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Jun;67(6):284.

16: Oussedik S, Haddad F. Reduction of the dislocated shoulder. Br J Hosp Med
(Lond). 2006 Feb;67(2):M32-3.

17: Oussedik S, Haddad F. Aspiration of the elbow joint. Br J Hosp Med (Lond).
2006 Jan;67(1):M12-3.

18: Oussedik S, Haddad F. Manipulation and immobilization of Colles' fractures.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2005 Sep;66(9):M34-5.

19: Oussedik S. Injuries to the distal radius. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2005
Aug;66(8):Suppl M16-8.

20: Al-Khateeb H, Oussedik S. The management and treatment of cervical spine
injuries. Hosp Med. 2005 Jul;66(7):389-95.

21: Woolard A, Oussedik S. Injuries to the lumbar spine: identification and
management. Hosp Med. 2005 Jul;66(7):384-8.

22: Haddad FS, Oussedik SI. Cruciate ligament reconstruction. Hosp Med. 2004

GMC/GDC number: 4622974