Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr Salami’s practice  focuses on Minimally invasive spine surgery, Arthroscopy and sports medicine.

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– Spine  surgery, Arthroscopy and sports medicine.

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
  • Endoscopic spine surgery, Himnaera Hospital, Busan South Korea

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)
  • Nigerian Spine Society
  • North American Spine Society

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, Endoscopic spine surgery, Minimally invasive treatments for disc prolapse and spine stenosis, Laser Spine Surgery,  Interventional spine procedures.


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.

  • Protein rich plasma injections(PRP)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy
  • Partial meniscectomy
  • Meniscal repair
  • Joint conservation for osteoarthritis
  • Knee osteotomies
  • Ligament reconstruction 
  • Total knee replacement
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy
    Sub acromial decompression
    Shoulder instability reconstruction
    Rotator cuff repair
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Instabilty
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Ultrasound guided injection
  • Total and partial hip replacement
  • Percutaenous Laser disc decompression( PLDD)
  • Image guided epidural injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Percutaenous transforaminal  endoscopic spine surgery( key hole surgery for back pain)
  • Biportal endoscopic spine surgery for stenosis
  • Open spine decompression and fusion

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.




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