Consultant Profile

Mr Christopher Michael Robinson

Mr Christopher Michael Robinson BM BS, B Med Sci, FRCS (Edin)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Upper limb surgery
Special clinical interests:
Shoulder surgery (including arthroscopic surgery)
Hand and elbow surgery
Management of shoulder fractures, dislocations and rotator cuff impingement and tears
Shoulder replacement, including surface replacement
Management of all fractures and their complications
Research interests:
Shoulder and upper limb injuries, including fractures and dislocations
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 242 3407
Personal email address:
Thursday mornings and Friday afternoon (alternate weeks)
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1997. Shortly after my appointment, I initiated a Specialist Upper Limb Clinic which is now well-established and provides a focal point for the investigation and treatment of upper limb problems in the Lothian area. The Unit has an International reputation for clinical excellence and academic achievement, and patients are often referred from other centres for treatment.

I have a particular interest in the treatment of shoulder problems and I regularly perform arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery in this area. I also regularly treat other upper limb disorders including conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow. My clinical duties at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh also extend to treating patients with fractures and soft-tissue injuries.

In my clinic at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital, I am happy to treat patients with upper limb problems and those recovering from fractures and other soft-tissue injuries.
Personal profile:
I was brought up in Bolton, Lancashire, and graduated from the University of Nottingham. I then worked in various hospitals around the Midlands before moving to Edinburgh in 1989.

I am married with three young children and my interests include cinema, music, skiing, tennis and football.

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Mr Christopher Michael Robinson

Mr Christopher Michael Robinson Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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