About Edinburgh Orthopaedic Specialists

Historically, ‘orthopaedics’ referred to the straightening of musculoskeletal deformities in children, literally, “ortho” meaning straight and “paedia” meaning child. Today the current definition is that orthopaedics is concerned with bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves – that is, the skeletal system and all that makes it move. Orthopaedic surgery is the surgical discipline of bones and joints and the musculoskeletal system.

Founded in 2007 by Mr James ‘Sam’ Patton, Mr Paul Gaston, Mr Graham Lawson and Mr Daniel Porter, Edinburgh Orthopaedic Specialists is now a partnership of ten experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons along with five associates, each of whom has a specialist interest in a specific field of orthopaedics.

This allows us to ensure that our patients requiring orthopaedic surgery receive the highest quality of individualised care undertaken by the most appropriate surgeon using the best knowledge and techniques currently available.

Edinburgh Orthopaedic Specialists was established with three fundamental objectives:

  • To provide our patients with high quality professional care and offer a comprehensive service for assessment, advice and surgery when necessary;
  • To educate fellow surgeons and health professionals;
  • And to increase our understanding of what we do by running a research and audit programme.

Our partners and associates are all trained in the UK and have spent time in fellowship programmes all over the world including France, USA, Canada and Australia.

All of our consultants hold consultant posts within the NHS and on the days they are not in private practice at hospitals such as the Spire Murrayfield and Shawfair Park Hospitals or the Edinburgh Clinic, they are working within their busy NHS practices throughout the region.