24 September 2018
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An initial consultation with Miss Philippa Rust is from £180.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Philippa Rust at Spire include:
I specialised in hand and wrist surgery early in my career, struck by the intricacy of the anatomy and the importance of the function to my patients daily lives. I am now a highly qualified hand and wrist surgeon, performing all related Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.
I trained in London as an Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in hand and wrist surgery, and then completed a Plastic hand surgery fellowship at the Windsor Hand Clinic, Berkshire. At this time I was also one of the first to be awarded the Diploma of Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. I then headed to Australia and completed fellowships in Plastic microsurgery for the hand (Bernard Brien Institute, Melbourne) and in upper limb complex trauma and reconstruction (Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane).
In Australia I also gained expertise in surgical advances which reduce recovery time, including wrist arthroscopy. I am one of a few surgeons in Scotland performing this keyhole surgery.
Since 2010 I have worked as a consultant in Edinburgh, at the Plastic Surgery unit of St Johns Hospital, Livingston, and the Orthopaedic unit at the Royal Infirmary, where my practice consists wholly of hand and wrist surgery.
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Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, St John's Hospital and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
I live in Edinburgh with my husband and our young son. We enjoy getting into the outdoors, especially hill-walking. My other interests include gardening, swimming and the theatre. I am also an enthusiastic member of a regular book club.
24 September 2018