Mr Iain Brown2018-09-26T12:56:14+00:00

Project Description


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon MB ChB, BSc(Hons) (Sports Science), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialising in:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Acromio-clavicular (AC) Joint pain and instability surgery
  • Shoulder stabilisation
  • Sports upper limb injuries
  • Joint pain treatment (joint injections)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery
  • Trigger finger release
  • Ganglion removal surgery
  • Joint manipulation treatment
  • Scapular (shoulder blade) pain
  • Nerve conduction studies and Electromyography (EMG)
Mr Iain Brown

Treatment for: Upper limb pain, shoulder pain, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries,

Private practice:

  • Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, Friday 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Spire Murrayfield Hospital, appointments available on request.

Professional Profile: Appointed as a Consultant in 2012. I am a member of the internationally renowned Trauma Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

I am fellowship trained in trauma and sub-speciality shoulder reconstruction plus an excellent training in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. I am passionate about quality and care improvements for patients.

I completed my surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the West of Scotland. I have enjoyed working with Orthopaedic teams in Glasgow, Ayrshire, London and Edinburgh. I also trained with plastic surgeons at the Royal London; St Barts Hospitals and spent time working in the Gold Coast Hospitals in Australia (treating shark bites amongst other, more common, traumas). I take part in active in research and I was the winner of a Tenovus funding grant for molecular research into frozen shoulders.

My NHS practice is based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

I also undertake medicolegal work.

Personal Profile: I live in North Berwick, East Lothian and am therefore compelled by local by-laws to play golf. This has unfortunately not lead to any improvement in my game. I perform more successfully as a Tenor with Opera East Lothian and can pull off an excellent rendition of most Disney ballads at the request of my two young daughters. Despite being more of a rugby fan I have enjoyed many trips as Lead Doctor with the Scottish Football Association medical team. I come from a long line of West Coast of Scotland doctors and farmers but am grateful I can now spend my summer weekends enjoying the East Lothian beaches rather than getting sheep ready for a show.

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 Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons Society, Edinburgh International Trauma Faculty, Society of Scottish Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association.

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