Professor Gareth Scott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


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Availability: Monday morning.I am an orthopaedic consultant surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering ankle, foot, hip and knee surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.I qualified in 1979 obtaining MBBS at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School (now part of University College), University of London. In 1985 I obtained FRCS Edinburgh and subsequently England. My higher professional training was based at the Royal London Hospital, with placements at the Professorial Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and at the Regional Orthopaedic Centre, Black Notley. At the Royal London I was introduced to the concept of implant design and assessment of outcome which I have carried forwards in my career.Since the commencement of the National Joint Registry in 2003 I have performed over 1700 hip and knee replacement or revision operations. In 2014 I undertook 149 total knee replacements, 128 total hip replacements, 26 knee revisions and 87 hip revisions.I was appointed to the Royal London Hospital in 1992 to manage the expanding requirement for revision surgery for failed hip and knee replacements. From 1997 to 2004 I was Head of the Orthopaedic Dept but relinquished this role to pursue academic interests. I was made an Honorary Academic Associate of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials in 1995, where I collaborated in both undergraduate and post-graduate research and education. In addition, I held an Honorary Senior Lectureship in the Bone and Joint Research Unit, at the Medical School, working in conjunction with rheumatology colleagues delivering the undergraduate curriculum and participating in research.In 2001 I was appointed as a Recognised Teacher of the University. In November 2011, my contribution to research and education was recognised by the award of an Honorary Professorship in the Bone and Joint Research Unit. In 2003 I was recruited at the inception of the National Joint Registry to serve as a Regional Clinical Co-ordinator for London. In 2002 I became a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroplasty and also the Editorial Society of the Bone and Joint Surgery. In 2005 I was promoted to the post of Associate Editor in what is now known as the Bone and Joint Journal.Throughout my career I have accepted my professional responsibility to contribute my accumulated knowledge to the scientific literature. I have now contributed to approximately 60 scientific papers and five book chapters. Additionally my involvement in academic work has provided a great advantage in understanding the needs of patients with complex conditions. Through these avenues I have acquired an expertise in hip and knee replacement and revision surgery including the management of infected joint replacements and those with severe loss of bone.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Gareth Scott at Spire include:


Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Orthopaedics - ankle and foot

Other treatments

Ankle surgery, Foot surgery, Hip revision surgery, Hip surgery, Knee surgery, Osteoarthritis, Revision of failed joint replacements with extensive loss of bone, Management of infected joint prostheses, Blood sparing surgery, Enhanced recovery with multimodal pain relief

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Hip Society

British Orthopaedic Association

Member of the Editorial Society of the Bone and Joint Surgery Journal

National Joint Registry (Regional Clinical Co-ordinator for London)

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital, London
Associate Editor, Bone and Joint Journal, London

Personal profile

Away from work I like to keep physically fit and I'm a keen runner. I have pursued this interest with UKA and have completed their level 2 coaching qualification for which I hold a licence. It has been a valuable experience as the enshrined principles offer transferrable skills for teaching undergraduates and also treating patients with athletic injuries. I have completed nine marathons raising funds for the Cardiomyopathy Association. I am a keen rugby fan being a member of the England Rugby Union Supporters Club.

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