Professor Christopher Oliver

Professor Christopher Oliver

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc, MB BS, FRCS(Tr & Orth), FRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCP(Ed), DM, DMI RCSEd

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Christopher Oliver at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Trigger finger steroid injection
  • Injection treatment for Dupuytren's
  • Wrist fracture fixation and corrective wrist surgery
  • Scaphoid fracture fixation

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Professional profile

Availability - Shawfair: Wednesday 2pm-5.45pm.

I am a specialist consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Edinburgh - The Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma unit in which I work is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom. My routine operating timetable involves surgery of the upper limb joints, with a large number of hand surgery procedures, particularly in the more complicated cases of hand trauma and hand diseases. Although I have a specialist trauma practice within the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, I see the whole range of orthopaedic diseases and have developed special interests in surgery of the upper limb and in accident and emergency surgery, together with reconstructive surgery following trauma.

I also prepare medical reports for the pursuer/plaintiff and defence. I also undertake medical negligence and personal injury work involving the musculoskeletal system including sports injuries, road traffic and industrial accidents.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Upper limb surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries
Wrist surgery

Hand and Elbow Fractures Total wrist replacement Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dupuytren's Disease Ganglions Trigger Fingers Wrist and Hand Pain Sports Hand and Elbow Injury Medicolegal Reports in Upper Limb

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International member
AO Alumni, Member
British Orthopaedic Research Society, Member
British Orthopaedic Association, Fellow
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member
Law Society Of Scotland, Expert Witness Panel, Member
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

I am the lead specialist in the Edinburgh Hand Surgery Clinic. I am a member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I am Chairman of the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations which oversees the Membership Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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