Dr. Riad Rifaat Fakih | Best Orthopedic Surgeon in Dubai
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Orthopedic surgeon, with a special interest in sports injury of the knee and the shoulder joints. Experienced in:

Dr. Riad Fakih has accumulated over 23 years of experience in his respective field, which includes the treatment of shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tear, and impingement. The treatment of knee injuries, such as meniscal tear, cruciate ligament injury, and ligament reconstruction.

He also has experience and interest in joint replacement of the hip of the knee in cases of advanced osteoarthritis.

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  • Arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder joint injuries.
  • Treatment of hip, knee and shoulder problems.
  • Joint replacement surgery of degenerative hip and knee joints.
  • Management of trauma to bone and joints.
  • Management of sports injuries of shoulder and knee.
  • Education


    • Bachelor of Science in Biology from the American University of Beirut (AUB). (1985)
    • Doctor in Medicine from the American University of Beirut (AUB). (1989)
    • Specialty in Orthopedic Surgery from the American University of Beirut (AUB). (1995)
    • Fellow in Orthopedic for Excellent Achievement at The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, England. (1996)
    • Senior Fellow, with distinction, in Joint Replacement and Reconstruction from the Royal Orthopedic Hospital Birmingham, England. (1997)
    • Specialty in Orthopedic Training from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. (1997)
    • Clinical Professor of Orthopedic from the Faculty of Medicine-Beirut Arab University (BAU). (2019)



    Over 15 publications in the field of knee, hip, and shoulder joints; with over 30 international lectures related to the field of orthopedic, sports injury of the knee and the shoulder joints, osteotomies and joint replacement.


    1. “Injury to the popliteal vessels: The Lebanese War Experience” World   Journal of Surgery, Vol. 16, Nov./Dec. 1992
    1. Interlocking Nail – Lebanese Experience, presented in LES Ivemes journees medicals” May 1994. Participants: A. Grosse, M.D., L Kempf, M.d. and Siedel M.D.
    2. “Results of one hundred and twenty knee arthroscopies”, journal of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons, USA, Volume 1 No.2, November 1995.
    3. “Unusual presentation of a meniscal tear; a case report” Bulletin Hospital for joint Disease, Volume 54, November 1995.
    4. “Short term results of total hip replacement “, Journal of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons, USA; 1997
    5. “Carpometacarpal dislocation producing transient motor neurapraxia of the ulnar nerve”. “Injury”, Vol 28, No. 5-6 June and July; 397-400.
    6. “Extensor digitorum brevis manus; a case report”. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Disease, Volume 56, No.2, 1997
    7. “Hamate fracture with dislocation of the ring and the little metacarpals”, the Journal of Hand Surgery (Br), Vol 23(1): 96-97, 1998.
    8. Early microvascular reconstruction of Gustilo type III c lower extremity wound, scand J plast reconstruction surg Hand Surg 1997 Dec: 31 (4): 351-355
    9. “Articular interposition of broken trochanteric wires”. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Disease. 1998:57(2). 108-110.
    10. “Simplification of the Musculoskeletal tumor society staging system” journal of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA, Vol. 1, No.1, 1998-99:7-11.
    11. Retrospective evaluation of bipolar hip arthroplasty in fractures of the proximal femur, North American Journal of medical Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 9. 2010 September.
    12. Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparative Study to The Standard Approach, North American Journal of Sciences, February 2012,volume4, Issue 2
    13. Occult closed posterior elbow dislocation with intimal rupture of the brachial artery in a 75- year- old male : Journal of surgical case reports 2014 (12) : rju 140 doi:10.1093/jscr/rju140
    14. Comparative Study On The Management Of Glenohumeral Joint Dislocation: Closed Reduction Vs Arthroscopic Remplissage With Bankart Lesion Repair. Journal Medical Libanais. Sep 2016 , Vol 64 N 3: 175 – 180
    15. Fracture of the Hamate with Interposition of the Base of 5th Metacarpal, A Frequently Missed injury. Journal of Case Reports and Studies, February 28,2017.
    16. Rotator Cuff Tear: Comparative Study of Clinical Outcomes in Elderly And Young After Arthroscopic Repair. Lebanese Medical Journal Volume N 3 September ,2017


    Dr. Riad Fakih has 23 years of experience in his respective field

    Dr. Riad is an expert in minimally invasive surgeries of the shoulders, knee, foot and ankle. Dr. Riad is known for being a specialist in sports injuries.



    The Best Orthopedic Surgeon!! Dr. Riad did my ACL and meniscus surgery, and the same day after the operation, I was able to do a few steps in the Hospital room. It was an excellent experience from start to end. He explained all stages from the first appointment - before, during, and after the surgery. Plus, he is so gentle and attentive to details, and he takes his time to answer your questions and explain everything. Six weeks after the operation, I swim, bike, and walk. Overall, I’m really happy with my experience with Dr. Riad Fakih, and I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr, you are the best! - Google Reviews -

    Walid Mouallem

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