Consultant Profile

Miss Leela Biant

Miss Leela Biant BSc(hons) MBBS AFRCSEd FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) MS
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Medico-legal
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Arthroscopic cartilage damage assessment
Cartilage repair using lab grown own cells
Bespoke knee replacement
Hip and knee replacement with enhanced recovery

Research interests:

Cartilage repair, stem cell repair of damaged joints, bespoke joint replacement, improving outcome of hip and knee replacement, hip and knee surgery in the ‘super-elderly’, prevention of infection in orthopaedic surgery, bone graft sterilization and safety.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh. NRS Career Clinician Scientist Fellow

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Research Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Seddon Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
07940 029415 (Sue Mendoza PA to Miss Biant)
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon. Adhoc appointments on request
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Biant trained in London, and completed specialist fellowships in hip and knee surgery in Sydney and London. Her Master of Surgery degree was entitled “Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee” and she has undertaken research into the use of adult stem cells to repair damaged cartilage and evaluated current best techniques of cartilage repair

She has published over 70 research publications, including research on techniques and processes to minimise infections following orthopaedic operations, the outcomes of hip and knee replacement for all patients, particularly the ‘super-elderly’ and cartilage repair.

Her research prizes include best paper by a clinician from the British Orthopaedic Research Society, Presidents Prize Paper at the Royal Society of Medicine, Short-listed for a Technological Advancement Award at the British Orthopaedic Association and the William Little Medal twice. She was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship in 2010, is an invited reviewer of research for 5 journals and 4 grant awarding bodies. Miss Biant supervises BSc, MD and PhD students and is an External Examiner for higher degrees.

She was The Edinburgh Masters Orthopaedic Tutor of the Year 2013 and 2015.

Miss Biant is Treasurer of The British Association for Surgery of the Knee, The BASK research committee and is Chairman of the International Cartilage Repair Society Registry Committee 

Personal profile:

I live in Edinburgh with my husband and daughter. I enjoy surfing, scuba diving, swimming, travel and play the tenor saxophone.

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Miss Leela Biant

Miss Leela Biant Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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