Mr Anish Amin

Mr Anish Amin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), PhD

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Anish Amin at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: alternate Thursday pm. Shawfair: Friday am.

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. I completed my surgical training in Edinburgh and spent two further years in Melbourne specialising in knee surgery, foot and ankle surgery and joint replacement. My private practice mirrors a busy NHS practice based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I run weekly specialist clinics dedicated to the treatment of knee, foot and ankle problems and perform approximately 450 operations each year. I am also a consultant member of the internationally renowned orthopaedic trauma unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

I have a special interest in joint preservation surgery for osteoarthritis and cartilage injuries of the knee and ankle. Joint preservation surgery is aimed at avoiding or delaying the need for joint replacement or fusion. It involves procedures such as arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), cartilage regeneration procedures (stem-cell based treatments) or osteotomy (joint realignment surgery). I am also fellowship trained in knee replacement surgery and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, and regularly perform these procedures.

I was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh in 2011 for my work on cartilage. I was appointed as a National Research Scotland (NRS) fellow by the Chief Scientist’s Office in 2015 to lead research within NHS Lothian in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh. I have contributed widely to the medical literature with a number of published papers. I teach on national and international courses. I supervise and train orthopaedic surgical trainees at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I am an invited reviewer for leading journals in orthopaedic surgery including the Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (OAC). I have acted as a specialist advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Ankle surgery
Foot surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

All aspects of knee surgery: Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), knee cartilage repair and regeneration procedures, high tibial osteotomy (joint realignment) for osteoarthritis and knee replacement. All aspects of foot and ankle surgery: bunion surgery, ankle arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), ankle cartilage repair/regeneration procedures, ankle ligament reconstruction for sprains and sports injuries, osteotomies, fusions, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Private secretary Evonne Kupczak - 07977801415
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
National Research Scotland (NRS) fellow, Chief Scientist Office

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Personal Profile

I live in Edinburgh with my wife Alison and our two young children. When not spending time with my family I enjoy watching and playing cricket.

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