Consultant Profile

Professor  Colin Howie

Professor  Colin Howie MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Ed)(Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Upper limb surgery
Special clinical interests:

Arthritis surgery
Lower limb joint replacement
Revision surgery
Upper limb arthroplasty revision surgery

Research interests:

Outcomes following hip and knee replacement, bone substitutes, revision arthroplasty surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Knee Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 536 4661
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I trained in Edinburgh and Exeter and was originally appointed a consultant in Inverness. In 1995 I moved to Edinburgh (Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital) to continue the renowned arthritis service and to provide a specialist arthroplasty service. My clinical and research interests are focussed on joint replacement, revision joint replacement (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow) and arthritis surgery in general with a special interest in patient derived outcomes.

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