Mr Paul Gaston
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB (Hons), FRCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
My practice mainly involves hip and knee surgery with an interest in young adult hip joint pain. I am one of only a few surgeons that offer hip arthroscopy.
Since becoming a consultant I have developed an interest in Young Adult Hip Disorders, many of whom do not need joint replacement and have a condition called Femoro-Acetabular (Hip) Impingement (FAI). I am now able to offer Open and Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for the management of this problem. Over the last 10 years I have worked with Dr John Wilson, Anaesthetist.
After graduating from University of Edinburgh Medical School, I undertook surgical training in Edinburgh, followed by Orthopaedic training in Oxford and Edinburgh. I completed my training with Specialist Fellowships in Brisbane, Australia and Edinburgh, and was then appointed as a Consultant in the Arthroplasty Service in Edinburgh.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul Gaston at Spire include:
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.
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Cost effectiveness of hip arthroscopy
Outcome of total hip replacement vs resurfacing
Comparison study of new versus standard knee replacement
Infection after joint replacement surgery
Modern knee replacements offer better outcomes for patients - 3 year results of a randomised controlled trial, Bone and Joint Journal 2015
Hip Arthroscopy for Femoro-Acetabular Impingement - cost effectiveness, Hip International 2014
Assessing Treatment Outcomes in Hip and Knee Replacement: The Net Promoter Score, Bone and Joint Journal 2014
5-year Outcome of the Triathlon Total Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery Sports & Traumatology Journal 2014
Resurfacing and Cemented Hip Replacement have an Equivalent Outcome at one year, Hip International 2014
What Determines Patient Satisfaction With Lower Limb Joint Replacement Surgery, BMJ Open 2013
Cost Effectiveness of Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal 2013
Enhanced Muscle Power after Total Knee Replacement, Journal of Orthopaedic Reseach 2013
Outcomes in Hip and Knee Replacement, Postgraduate Medical Journal 2012
Lee's hip replacement story
Mark's hip replacement story
Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopeadics, University of Edinburgh