Consultant Profile

Professor Christopher Oliver

Professor Christopher Oliver BSc, MB BS, FRCS(Tr & Orth), FRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCP(Ed), DM, DMI RCSEd
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Elbow surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Wrist surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hand Surgery
Elbow Surgery
Hand and Elbow Fractures
Total wrist replacement
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dupuytren's Disease
Trigger Fingers
Wrist and Hand Pain
Sports Hand and Elbow Injury
Medicolegal Reports in Upper Limb

Research interests:

Hand Surgery
Assessment in Medical Education

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh

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

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International Member
AO Alumni, Member
British Orthopaedic Association, Fellow
British Orthopaedic Research Society, Member
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member
Law Society Of Scotland – Expert Witness Panel, Member
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
07815 082866
Private secretary email address:
Shawfair: Wednesday 2pm-6pm Friday 8am-12noon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Chris Oliver is a specialist consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, United Kingdom. The Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma unit in which he works is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom. His routine operating timetable involves surgery of the upper limb joints, with a large number of hand surgery procedures, particularly in the more complicated cases of hand trauma and hand diseases.  Although he has a specialist trauma practice within the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, he sees the whole range of orthopaedic diseases and have developed special interests in surgery of the upper limb and in accident and emergency surgery, together with reconstructive surgery following trauma.  

Professor Oliver also prepares medical reports for the pursuer/plaintiff and defence.  He undertakes medical negligence and personal injury work involving the musculoskeletal system including sports injuries, road traffic and industrial accidents.

Personal profile:

Chris Oliver is the lead specialist in the Edinburgh Hand Surgery Clinic. He is a member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is Chairman of the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations which oversees the Membership Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons for the United Kingdome and Ireland.

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Professor Christopher Oliver

Professor Christopher Oliver Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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