Mr John F Keating

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MPhil, FRCS (Ed) (Orth)

Specialises in

I was trained in Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Vancouver and appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 1994 to the Royal Infirmary and Princess Margaret Rose Hospitals in Edinburgh.

My main clinical interests are in the management of knee injuries and sports injuries in general. I run the knee clinic at the Royal Infirmary which deals with a large number of patients with knee problems (including knee replacement), but principally has an emphasis on the management of acute knee injuries in sports. My Spire Murrayfield practice reflects this pattern but I also deal with general orthopaedic referrals.

I am involved in clinical and basic research, mainly related to knee disorders. In addition to clinical and research work, I am currently the patient services director at the Royal Infirmary for the trauma unit and am presently serving a 4-year tenure on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John F Keating at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injury

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Special Clinical Interests: Knee ligament reconstruction; arthroscopic knee surgery; knee osteotomy; total knee joint replacement; sports injuries/trauma.

Professional memberships

Member of British Orthopaedic Association

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Knee injuries, trauma.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

I have lived in Scotland since 1988 and in Edinburgh since 1991. I am married to Felicity who is also a doctor and working in the city. My main interests outside medicine are skiing, cycling and music.