Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Nutton

Mr Richard Nutton MB BS(Hons), MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Edin)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Hip and knee replacement (primary and revision surgery)
All aspects of knee surgery with a special interest in ligament reconstruction surgery
Shoulder disorders - rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction

Research interests:

Outcomes following total knee arthroplasty
Allograft reconstruction of knee ligament injuries

Current NHS and /or university posts:

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

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

Royal College of Surgeons, England
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
07738 260764
Private secretary email address:
Thursday 10am-1pm and Friday 9am to 1pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

My professional practice is concentrated on adult reconstruction surgery in the lower limb and shoulder surgery. My surgical practice in hip and knee arthroplasty covers 130 primary joint replacements a year and approximately 20 revision cases.
I have a particular interest in the outcome of knee replacement surgery. This has been the subject of an ongoing research study over the last five years, the primary objective of which is to identify factors which affect the success of knee arthroplasty.
My interest in sport and sports-related injury has been a focus for my work over the last 20 years. My interest is chiefly in developing surgical skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery and training other surgeons in these techniques. Knee ligament injury has been a major interest too, in particular complex instability of the knee and the challenge of surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation.
I have also had a longstanding interest in shoulder disorders and their management using arthoscopic surgery and open surgical repair, which has also involved close partnership with physiotherapists in upper limb rehabilitation.

Personal profile:

A lifelong passion for sport has evolved in recent years into watching more than playing, but with two sons who are talented sportsmen I am reliving my unfulfilled ambitions through them (no pressure boys!) I play golf, badly, and enjoy outdoor sports of the other kind, namely fishing, stalking and shooting whenever I get the time or, more importantly, the invitation.

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