Mr Gavin Macpherson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)


Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • MAKO robotic assisted hip and knee surgery

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where I exclusively treat patients with hip and knee problems.

My expertise is in hip and knee replacement surgery including computer assisted surgery, robotic assisted surgery and revision surgery. I have a special interest in young adult knee arthritis and I undertake computer assisted knee realignment surgery in younger and more active patients trying to avoid a joint replacement. I also undertake knee arthroscopy for soft tissue problems around the knee such as meniscal tears.

My orthopaedic training was undertaken in Edinburgh before moving to Sydney, Australia for sub-specialist fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, lower limb realignment surgery and sports knee surgery.

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General Medical Council Number: C6073938

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gavin Macpherson at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Computer assisted high tibial osteotomy
  • Computer assisted total knee replacement
  • Robotic assisted hip replacement
  • Robotic assisted partial knee replacement

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Orthopaedic Association

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Honorary Clinical Tutor, University of Edinburgh

Personal profile

I live in Edinburgh with my wife and two children. I enjoy cycling, golf and skiing when time allows.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Email enquiries@edinburghorthopaedics.com
Private secretary Dorothy Christie - 0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax 0131 447 5778
Private secretary email enquiries@edinburghorthopaedics.com