Dr. Sunday Onimisi Salami

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


About me

Dr. Salami is an orthopaedic surgeon with specific interests in arthroscopy and sports medicine.

He has more than a decade experience in medical practice.

He is a Member of International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine( ISAKOS). Dr. Salami specializes in the  care of sports-related orthopaedic injuries as well as arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of knee, shoulder and ankle.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Benin. He completed his residency programme at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Lagos. He then received further training at Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics India.

His interests include arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, meniscal surgery, joint conservation, shoulder and ankle surgery.

He is also a Member American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is also a member of Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

SPECIALTY- Orthopaedic Surgery

SUBSPECIALTY- Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine


  • Arthroscopy -Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics Pune, India
  • West African College of Surgeons
  • Associate fellow National Faculty of Surgery Medical college of Nigeria

National Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

University of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria


  • Nigerian Orthopaedic Association(NOA)
  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy(ESSKA)
  • Nigerian Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine Association( NASMA)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America(AANA)

General orthopaedics, operative and non-operative treatment of fractures, arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal surgery, cartilage repair, shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff tears, musculoskeletal ultrasound scan, ultrasound guided procedures.

Areas of Practice


Dr. Salami believes in individualized care, his treatment philosophy is to enlist you as a partner in providing care customized to meet your needs. He has expertise in both non-surgical procedures as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques including arthroscopic surgeries.  Either way the goal is always to find the least invasive procedure to help someone resolve their joint pain and return to his or her daily activities.

Biologic treatments
Protein rich plasma injections(PRP)
Stem cell therapy

Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy
Partial meniscectomy
Meniscal repair
Joint conservation for osteoarthritis
Knee osteotomies
Ligament reconstruction


Diagnostic arthroscopy
Sub acromial decompression
Shoulder instability reconstruction
Rotator cuff tear


Diagnostic arthroscopy


Diagnostic arthroscopy
Ultrasound guided injections


Percutanous Laser disc decompression( PLDD)
Epidural injections
Ultrasound guided injections to facet joints
Percutaenous transforaminal  endoscopic spine surgery( key hole surgery for back pain)

Patient Education


Common Causes Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. Simple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems.

Knee pain can be caused by:

Arthritis — including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.

Baker’s cyst — a fluid-filled swelling behind the knee that may accompany inflammation from other causes, like arthritis .

Bursitis — inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee, such as kneeling for long periods of time, overuse, or injury Connective tissue disorders such as lupus.

Dislocation of the kneecap
Iliotibial band syndrome
— a hip disorder related to injury of the thick band that runs from your hip to the outside of your knee.

Infection in the joint Knee injuries — an anterior cruciate ligament injury or medial collateral ligament injury may cause bleeding into your knee, which makes the pain worse.

Tendinitis — a pain in the front of your knee that gets worse when going up and down stairs or inclines.

Torn cartilage (a meniscus tear) — pain felt on the inside or outside of the knee joint.

Torn ligament (ACL tear) — leads to pain and instability of the knee.

Strain or sprain — minor injuries to the ligaments caused by sudden or unnatural twisting.

Less common conditions that can lead to knee pain include the following:

  • Bone tumors
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease.

When To See Doctor :

  • You cannot bear weight on your knee.
  • You have severe pain, even when not bearing weight.
  • Your knee buckles, clicks, or locks.
  • Your knee is deformed or misshapen.
  • You have a fever, redness or warmth around the knee, or significant swelling.
  • You have pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or bluish discoloration in the calf below the sore knee.
  • You still have pain after 3 days of home treatment.

Common causes of shoulder pain:

  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation / Instability
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sports Injuries
  • Synovitis
  • Tendinitis, Bursitis, and Impingement Syndrome
  • Torn Rotator Cuff

When to see doctor :

  • Pain in shoulder
  • Limited range of motion
  • Instability of shoulder
  • Stiffness of the shoulder
  • Swelling of the joint
  • A feeling of grinding or catching within the joint.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine. The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy involves the use of specialised instruments to look inside the knee through small incisions over the skin.

The knee is a complex joint consisting of numerous ligaments which hold the joint together, and cartilage which reduces friction at the joint surface.

Injury to any of the structures within the knee can necessitate a knee arthroscopy

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Medial meniscus tear
  • Lateral meniscus tear
  • Repair of meniscus
  • Meniscectomy
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Foreign body removal
  • Synovectomy


Shoulder arthroscopy

The shoulder is a highly mobile joint and provides a wide range of movements. Hence, it is prone to injury, especially in athletes participating in throwing sports, eg. cricket, baseball, tennis, badminton and squash, and climbing activities like trekking,etc.

Shoulder arthroscopy is useful in patients with :

  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Cartilage injury
  • Labral tears (eg. SLAP tear)
  • Biceps tendonitis



What is a Bone fracture?

Fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone. It can be a "undisplaced (Hairline)" when the broken pieces have not moved from their normal position and still are in contact or it can be a "displaced" when the broken bone pieces have moved away from their normal position in the body.

What are the types of fracture?

Fractures are divided into different types according to

  1. Location of fracture or the bone involved eg, wrist, spine, tibia etc.
  2. Shape of Fracture.
  3. Cause of fracture like due to trauma or due to previous disease in bone (Pathological Fracture)

When does a fracture require Surgery?

A fracture generally requires surgery when it is a displaced fracture and if the bones are left in displaced position, either the bones may not unite at all or will unite in abnormal position.



Today Thomas Acheneje aka Finidi remain thankful and indebted to immensely. If not for him a flourishing and promising football career would have ended abruptly. Sunday Onimisi came and asked to be given a chance. while others had doubt in his ability... we stuck by him and believed in his credentials, and today a once nagging and threatening meniscus knee injury was SUCCESSFULLY operated. Whenever I see him play my joy knows no bound. Today I want to remember you fondly and say a big thank you once more. You are a life saver.

Mr Mark Acheneje, from Kaduna


“I want to appreciate you especially for the time and care given to me before, during and after the procedure. The personalized service was and is exemplary. We need more people like you. Its been 2 weeks after my arthroscopic meniscectomy and I am gradually getting back to my usual self. God bless”.

Imeh, Lagos


“When I realised the severity of the damage to my knee,I was able to make the decision ro come to EHS sport medicine clinic. Dr Dayo and Dr salami's professional focus in sport injury management also gave me a further confidence to work with them. They guided me and we made the decision about the athroscopic surgery. This went a long way to allay my fears pre,during and post surgery. Post surgery, I commenced my rehabilitation service and I am much better. My knee is now stable and I no longer experience discomfort while sleeping. Above all, I would recommend the EHS sport medicine clinic to anyone”.

Mr. Afolabi S, Fitness Trainer & Former Pro Footballer Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria


“I have received excellent medical advice and treatment from Dr Dayo Osholowu & Dr Sunday Salami for many years. He is very knowledgeable, caring and professional. I have always felt safe in his care and he has been a real find for me as a very active executive. I always have no hesitation recommending the EHS Sports Medicine Clinic to anyone who needs medical attention and treatment”.

Mr. Abiola K, Executive and Long Distance Runner

Contact Me

Practice Locations

6 Oyediran Street off Bode Thomas,
Surulere, Lagos
Tuesdays- 9am- 3pm
Thursdays- 9am to 3pm
Please call for appointments.
Call - 08185559371
Dr Salami direct line 09055677083( text or whatsapp only please)
Email - info@orthodrsalami.com

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