Mr Muhammad Adeel Akhtar

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc, MBBS, MRCSEd, MD (Res), Dip SEM (UK), MFSEM, PG Dip CAOS, MFCI, ATLS®instructor, FFSTEd, FEBOT, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)


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I am an Orthopaedic surgeon currently working as a consultant in NHS Fife and specialising in lower limb arthroplasty, arthroscopy, trauma and sports injuries after completing my Fellowship in Sydney on lower limb arthroscopy, arthroplasty and osseointegration. 

I completed basic surgical training in Leeds and speciality training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the North East of England. I was awarded an MD from the University of Edinburgh studying the role of hypermobility in ACL injuries and shoulder instability. I successfully completed the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and passed the National Intercollegiate Fellowship exam FRCSEd (Trauma & Orthopaedics) and European Fellowship exam in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT) in 2018. I also completed post graduate diploma in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery from Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow and received training on biological therapies from Academy of Regenerative Medicine.

My clinical practice centres on knee and hip replacement surgery, knee joint preservation techniques including realignment surgery (high tibial osteotomy), meniscal and cartilage procedures, general orthopaedics, and all aspects of musculoskeletal trauma including sports injuries management by practicing enhanced recovery techniques. I am currently studying the role of digital health in obese patients with end stage hip and knee arthritis as part of my NRS Fellowship funded by the Chief Scientist Office, Scotland.  NRS Career researcher Fellows April 2022 – March 2025 – Chief Scientist Office (scot.nhs.uk)

I believe in shared decision making with my patients to get the best results for them.

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Treatment information

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopy
Knee surgery
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Osteoarthritis
Medico-legal
Sports medicine

Knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, enhanced recovery techniques, sports injuries management, medicolegal, regenerative medicine, amputee rehabilitation

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, UK

The International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline

National Research Scotland (NRS) fellow, Chief Scientist Office

I live in Kinross with my wife and two children. My interests outside work include playing cricket, watching football, cooking and travelling.

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Email Muhammadadeelakhtar14@gmail.com
Private secretary Emma Dryburgh 07786 242874