Dr Micheni Muthuuri - Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

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About Dr Micheni Muthuuri

Brief Profile

Dr J M Muthuuri is a registered board surgeon who has undergone training in various countries (UK, Israel and South Africa). He has over 28 years of experience as a doctor, 10 years of Orthopaedic Trauma. He is based at The Mombasa Hospital.

Personal Details

Full Name: Jamlick Micheni Muthuuri

Salutation: Dr.

Title: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Date of Birth:  13th August 1955

Marital Status:  Married; with 4 children - 1 girl and 3 boys

Address: P.O. Box 84074-80100 Mombasa, Kenya

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Languages: English, Kiswahili

Citizenship: Kenya

Gender: Male

Place of Birth: Meru, Kenya

Academic Qualifications

  1. PhD in public Health (MKU2015/218520: In progress, final stages (awaiting defence of thesis)
  2. Higher Diploma in Clinical Orthopaedics (H.Dip.Orth), University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (2008-2009).
  3. Master of Medicine in Surgery, MMed. (Surg.), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya (1985 – 1988).
  4. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, Ch.B.), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya (1977 – 1983).
  5. East African Advanced Certificate of Education (A Levels), Strathmore College, Nairobi, Kenya (1975 – 1976).
  6. East African Certificate of Education, Chuka High School, Meru, Kenya (1971-1974)
  7. Certificate of Primary Education, Kambandi Primary School, and Meru, Kenya (1963-1970).

Professional Courses

  • 2008- 2009: Fellowship in clinical orthopaedics at the University Of Kwazulu Natal SA. 
  • 2006: AO Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma and Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2005: Interactive Course on TKR at Summer University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2004: Training on TKR by Kenya Orthopaedic Association -KOA), Mombasa.
  • 2002: Interactive Spine Course 1, Davos, Switzerland
  • 2000: AO Triennial Trauma Symposium, Davos, Switzerland
  • 1999: AO Trauma Fellowship, QMC, Nottingham, UK
  • 1997: AO Basic course, Davos, Switzerland
  • 1996: Two weeks Course on Laparoscopic Surgery (Basic and Advanced), Nine Wells Hospital, Dundee University, Scotland
  • 1994: International Seminar on Trauma and ATLS, Belfast, U.K.
  • 1987: Advanced Trauma life support course (ATLS), KNH, Nairobi.

Teaching Experience

  • 1977: Teaching at Kambandi Secondary School (9 months).
  • 1988 to 1993: Part-time Teaching of clinical officer at KMTC, Mombasa
  • 2013 to 2016: Part-time Teaching BSN students at KEMU, Mombasa campus.

Seminars & Congresses Attended

  • 2017: SICOT meeting, on The Hip, Cape Town South Africa
  • 2017: AO Spine meeting. Milan Italy
  • 2016: Four day symposium Global Spine Congress and World Forum for Spine Research in Dubai
  • 2013: AO Spine Principles course on degenerative spine, deformity, tumours and Trauma at Kampala, Uganda
  • 2011: AO Spine Principles course on degenerative spine, deformity, tumours and Trauma at Davos, Switzerland
  • 2011: Training on Revision Arthroplasty, Cape Town, South Africa (courtesy of Johnson & Johnson)
  • 2010: Training on Total Hip Replacement (THR) at Corail Learning Centre, Lyon, France.
  • 2016: Global Spine Congress and World Forum for Spine Research in Dubai
  • 2014: Symposium organized by Kenya Orthopaedic Association (KOA), Naivasha
  • 2013: SICOT, Orthopaedic World Congress in Hyderabad, India.
  • 2012: Orthopaedic symposium held at The Mombasa Hospital on Trends in orthopaedic practice in Mombasa.
  • 2012: SICOT, Orthopaedic World Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2012: Kenya Orthopaedic Association symposium Watamu, Kenya
  • 2011: AO Spine Advanced course on The degenerative lumbar spine, Deformities and tumours
  • 2011: First Regional Pain Medicine symposium East, Central and Southern African Region (ECSA-R),
  • 2011: Kenya Orthopaedic Association Congress, Naivasha.
  • 2010: 2nd East central and Southern African Orthopaedic Association regional meeting Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa Kenya
  • 2010: Kenya Orthopaedic Association congress, Kisumu, Kenya.
  • 2010: AO Spine Masters Symposium on degenerative spine at Dubai.
  • 2010: SICOT, World Orthopaedic Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 2009: Cadaver based Seminar on spine surgery at University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus.
  • 2007: Seminar on use of Locking Compression Plating (LCP) by Synthes & KOA, Nairobi
  • 2007: Symposium by the KOA at Leisure Lodge Beach Hotel, (two days).
  • 2005: AO Triennial Symposium in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • 2004: Symposium on Total knee replacement (TKR), University of Nairobi.
  • 2000: International trauma symposium, Edinburgh, UK (One week).
  • 2000: Seminar by Surgical Society of Kenya, AKH Nairobi (Three day).

Professional Membership & Fellowship

  1. Member of Kenya Medical Association (KMA)
  2. Member of the Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK)
  3. Fellow of the association of surgeons of East and Central Africa (ASEA)
  4. Fellow of the college of surgeons for East and Central Africa (COSESCA)
  5. AO. Alumni (Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen, an International group of surgeons dealing with orthopaedic trauma).
  6. Diplomate of The College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa
  7. Member of AO Spine International (An International group of surgeons dealing with spin surgery).
  8. Member of Kenya Orthopaedic Association (KOA) and Chairman of KOA Coast Branch
  9. Member of International Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons (SICOT)






Orthopaedic Surgeon

Private Practice

The Mombasa Hospital


Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

Private Practice

The Mombasa Hospital


General Surgeon

Private Practice

The Mombasa Hospital


General Surgeon

Ministry Of Health

Coast Provincial G.H


Senior Registrar

Ministry Of Health

Coast Provincial G.H


Senior House Officer

Ministry Of Health



Medical officer

Ministry of health

Machakos G. Hospital


Administrative Responsibilities & Experiences

  1. Board Member, The Mombasa Hospital Association (current)
  2. Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, The Mombasa Hospital Association (current)
  3. Chairman to the Kenya Orthopaedic Association, Coast Branch (current)
  4. Past Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, The Mombasa Hospital (1999 -2005).
  5. Past Provincial surgeon, Coast Provincial General Hospital. (1991 – 1993).

Other Academic Responsibilities

  1. Member of the editorial board, East African Orthopaedic Journal - current
  2. Editorial Member of the International Orthopaedic Journal – current

Presentations at Conferences/Seminars/Workshops





Pain Management

Drug Launch


Management of head injury

Pandya Hospital


Management of chest injuries

Pandya Hospital


Management of spine injuries

Aga Khan Hospital


Disaster preparedness (organization, preparation, triage etc)

The Mombasa Hospital


Management of open tibia fractures

KMA weekly meetings


Management of fractures in children

KMA weekly meetings


Management of long bone fractures

SSK, Monthly meeting


Breast CA, Recent trends

KMA weekly meetings


CA Prostate overview

KMA weekly meetings


Burns Management

Nurses and MO’s Aga Khan Hospital


Sarcoidosis Case presentation & discussion

KMA weekly meetings


CA Prostate KMA Case presentation

KMA weekly meetings


Rectal CA Case Presentation & discussion

KMA weekly meetings


Chronic Intestinal Obstruction Case Presentation

KMA weekly meetings


TB Spine (current approach To management)

KMA weekly meetings


Acute Cervical Spine Injuries

SSK Meeting


Acute cervical spine injury

KMA weekly meetings


Approach to Sciatica

KMA weekly meetings


Approach to bone metastases

KMA weekly meetings


Bow legs, Knock knees/Blount’s disease

KMA weekly meetings


Compartment Syndrome

SSK, Monthly Meeting


Cord Compression

KOA Conference, Mombasa

June 2011

HIV and fracture management (double epidemic)

KOA Conference, Naivasha

June 2011

Case report, osteoporotic hip fracture treated with locked plate

KOA Conference, Naivasha

June 2011

Disaster Management

KMA weekly meeting

November 2011

Case presentations

KMA weekly meeting

September 2012

TB Spine

KMA Weekly meetings

October 2012

Neck and shoulder pain

KOA meeting Mombasa

October 2012

Primary arthroplasty in trauma

KOA meeting Mombasa

November 2012

Finger injuries management

KMA weekly meetings


Trends in Orthopaedics(Mombasa Hospital)

Orthopaedic symposium

January 2013

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation

KMA weekly meetings


Calcium & Vitamin D supplements - Surgical


KMA Weekly meetings


Case Presentation "TB SPINE"

KMA Weekly Meetings


Management of Ankle fractures in the elderly

KOA Coast Monthly meetings


Management of Open Tibia fractures

KOA Coast Monthly meetings


Spine pathology Biopsy Technique

KMA Weekly meetings


Classification and management of thoraco-

lumbar fractures

KOA Coast Monthly Meetings


Stress fracture neck of femur

KMA weekly meetings


The global spine congress and world forum for spine research 2016

AO spine Dubai



KOA Annual Conference



Case Presentation- Stress fracture of the hip



Case Presentation – Dislocation bipolar




Spine Pathology biopsy techniques with case





Avascular Necrosis Of Hip






Short orthopaedic cases



  1. Muthuuri J.M, AIDS in General Surgical Practice, East & Central African Journal of Surgery (ECAJS), Vol. 3 No.1, 1997
  2. Muthuuri J.M, Okanga JBO, Priapism in diabetic type II, cases report. East & Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol.7 No.1, August 2002, PP 73 – 74.
  3. Muthuuri J.M, Karega R.M, Non-pulmonary causes of acute respiratory distress (ARDS) in neonates: Report of two cases. East African Medical Journal (EAMJ) Vol.81 No.10 October 2004
  4. Muthuuri J.M, Male Infertility in a private Kenyan hospital. EAMJ Vol. 82 No. 7 July 2005
  5. Muthuuri J.M, Characteristics of patients with diabetic foot in Mombasa, Kenya. EAMJ Vol. 8 No. 6 June 2007
  6. Muthuuri J.M The Mirizzi syndrome, case report – East &Central African Journal of Surgery Vol.12, No. 1, 2007 pp 154-158
  7. Muthuuri J.M, Outcome of management of supracondylar fractures of humerus in children, in Mombasa, Kenya. – East African Orthopaedic Journal. Vol.1 No.2 September 2007 pp 74-81
  8. Muthuuri J.M, Fractures of the proximal humerus outcome of surgical management. East African Orthopaedic Journal. Vol.4 No.2 September 2010 pp 37-40 (republished in March issue, due to printing errors).
  9. Muthuuri J.M, Management of acute musculoskeletal pain: A review. East African Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 6 2012 Pg. 31 – 38.
  10. Muthuuri J.M, Early weight-bearing after ankle fracture fixation; a prospective, randomized and non-blinded, outcome study. East African Orthopaedic Journal Vol.7 (2013) Pg. 44-48.
  11. Muthuuri J.M, Determination of posterior tibia slope and slope deterioration with osteoarthritis: A radiological study in an African population, East African Orthopaedic Journal Vol.8 No1 (March 2014) Pg 16-20.
  12. Muthuuri J. M, Prevalence of “congenital lumbar spinal stenosis” in patients with chronic low back pain in Mombasa East African Orthopaedic Journal - Vol 9, No 1 (March 2015).
  13. Muthuuri J. M, The evaluation of unstable lumbar-sacral junction with function x-rays films. East African Orthopaedic Journal - Vol 9, No 2 (September 2015).
  14. Muthuuri J. M, Assessment of spino-pelvic morphometry, a predictor of lumbosacral instability. East African Orthopaedic Journal – Vol 10, No 2 (September 2016).
  15. Muthuuri J. M, A comparison of accuracy of clinical tests and MRI in the diagnosis of meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament injuries Vol. 11 No 1 (2017) pg 6-11.

Manuscripts Pending Publication

  1. Muthuuri J. M., Some E.S., Peter C. Association between Early Life Malnutrition and the size of lumbar spinal canal among adults of coastal region, Kenya. East African Orthopaedic Journal (Manuscript).
  2. Muthuuri J. M., Some E.S., Peter C. The validity and reliability of “ELM Screening Tool” for diagnosis of Early Life Malnutrition among adults from impoverished communities, Public Health Nutrition Journal (Manuscript).
  3. Muthuuri J. M., Some E.S., Peter C. Prevalence of ‘developmental lumbar spinal canal stenosis’ among adult population in the coastal region of Kenya, Global Spine Journal (manuscript).
  4. Muthuuri J. M., Some E.S., Peter C. Developmental lumbar spinal canal stenosis and the severity of lower limb neurosymptoms. Global Evidence based Spine Journal (Manuscript).

Research Work in Progress

  1. PhD Thesis (MKU/2015/21852): The association between early life nutrition and the size of lumbar spinal canal among adults of coastal region, Kenya. Mount Kenya University, Kenya (2015-2018).
  2. The biomechanics of lumbosacral junction instability due to spina bifida defect

Clubs & Organisations

  1. Elder of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.
  2. Member of Nyali Golf & country club.


  1. General Reading.
  2. Traveling and Sight seeing

Featured Research Papers

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About Dr J. M. Muthuuri

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon.

Dr J M Muthuuri is a registered board surgeon who has undergone training in various countries (UK, Israel and South Africa). He has 28 years of experience as a doctor, 10 years of Orthpaedic Trauma. He is based at The Mombasa Hospital.

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