Miss Leela Biant

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Leela Biant at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cartilage repair
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Bespoke knee replacement

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Tuesday 9am-11.30am alternate weeks. Shawfair: Friday 1.30pm-4pm alternate weeks.

I trained in London, and completed specialist fellowships in hip and knee surgery in Sydney and London. My Master of Surgery degree was entitled “Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee” and has undertaken research into the use of adult stem cells to repair damaged cartilage and evaluated current best techniques of cartilage repair.

I have published over 70 research publications, including research on techniques and processes to minimise infections following orthopaedic operations, the outcomes of hip and knee replacement for all patients, particularly the ‘super-elderly’ and cartilage repair.

My research prizes include best paper by a clinician from the British Orthopaedic Research Society, Presidents Prize Paper at the Royal Society of Medicine, Short-listed for a Technological Advancement Award at the British Orthopaedic Association and the William Little Medal twice. I was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship in 2010, I am an invited reviewer of research for 5 journals and 4 grant awarding bodies. I supervises BSc, MD and PhD students and is an External Examiner for higher degrees.

I was The Edinburgh Masters Orthopaedic Tutor of the Year 2013 and 2015.

I am Treasurer of The British Association for Surgery of the Knee, The BASK research committee and Chairman of the International Cartilage Repair Society Registry Committee.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Arthroscopic cartilage damage assessment. Cartilage repair using lab grown own cells. Bespoke knee replacement. Hip and knee replacement with enhanced recovery.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Private secretary Sue Mendoza - 07940 029415
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Research Society
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
The Seddon Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh
NRS Career Clinician Scientist Fellow

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Personal Profile

I live in Edinburgh with my husband and daughter. I enjoy surfing, scuba diving, swimming, travel and play the tenor saxophone.

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