Mr Gavin Macpherson2018-09-26T12:58:04+00:00

Project Description


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)

Specialising in:

  • Knee Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Computer-assisted High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Hybrid Total Hip Replacement
Mr Gavin Macpherson

Treatment for: Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Osteoarthritis, Sports Knee Injuries

NHS practice: The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Private practice:

  • Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
    • Alternate Monday: 09.30 – 12.30
  • Spire Murrayfield Hospital
    • Wednesday: 08.00 – 10.30
    • Alternate Friday: 14.00 – 16.00

Professional Profile:  I am an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery and my NHS practice is based at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In my private practice I work at Spire Murrayfield Hospital and Spire Shawfair Park Hospital in Edinburgh.

The majority of my patients have either hip or knee pain and are referred to my clinic by their GP or physiotherapist. After an initial consultation it is often necessary to undertake further investigations such as a CT or MRI scan. These investigations are available at Spire Murrayfield Hospital and can be undertaken quickly in order to avoid any delay in my patient’s treatment. Many patients can be successfully treated without surgery and at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals we have a dedicated team of physiotherapists that are experts in the management of hip and knee pain and rehabilitation after surgery.

After appropriate investigations and conversation many patients with osteoarthritis will choose to proceed with surgery. The majority of patients with painful osteoarthritis will choose to have a joint replacement in order to relieve their pain and preserve their quality of life. I embrace new surgical technologies that have been proven to provide benefit to my patients and I offer both computer-assisted surgery and robotic-arm-assisted surgery. When appropriate, I choose modern implant designs and materials to give my patients the best chance of a successful and long lasting joint replacement solution.

Although joint replacements last for a long time they occasionally require further surgery. In these patients I offer revision hip or revision knee replacement surgery.

Joint replacement surgery is not always the best option and this may be particularly true for younger patients wishing to maintain their sporting activities. For some patients a partial knee replacement may offer a better solution than a total knee replacement and at Spire Murrayfield Hospital I am fortunate to be able to use the Mako Robot to ensure the accuracy and precision of a partial knee replacement. This technique offers a faster and less painful recovery from surgery when compared to total knee replacement and replaces only the area of your knee that is affected by arthritis. Alternatively, we may discuss lower limb realignment surgery (high tibial osteotomy). This surgery avoids the need for joint replacement by re-aligning the leg. This moves the force travelling through the knee away from the area of arthritis and therefore resolves pain. In order to perform this procedure with accuracy I use computer navigation to guide the correction during surgery.

I look forward to welcoming you to Spire Edinburgh Hospitals where I work with a group of extremely experienced anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists, and surgical assistants to provide the best possible care for my patients. The entire team is focused on your care and ensuring the best possible outcome for each individual patient that we treat.

Fees: My fees range from £180 for an initial consultation to £110 for a follow up visit.

If you are insured please check the Fee Schedule, which we are required to make available to patients according to the Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA)

For patients self-funding their surgical treatment please call the ‘Self Pay Team’ at the Spire Edinburgh Hospitals on 0131 316 2507 

Professional Memberships:

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCSEd
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