Mr Scott MacInnes

Mr Scott MacInnes

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06079021

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Specialises in

  • Shoulder & Elbow


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About me

Scott MacInnes is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises exclusively in shoulder and elbow conditions. He undertook 2 fellowships in Perth, Western Australia, working with internationally renowned Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Sheffield for research examining the genetic contribution to failure of orthopaedic joint replacements. He is employed by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as an NHS consultant.

Scott grew up in Stirling, Scotland and studied medicine at the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester, graduating in 2003. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West of England before crossing the Pennines to undertake higher surgical training in South Yorkshire in 2008.

He has a strong academic background. He undertook a postgraduate research degree examining the genetic contribution to joint replacement failure at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Sanger Institute in Cambridge and the Norwegian Arthroplasty Registry. He was awarded a PhD in 2017 for this work and has presented nationally and internationally. He has won several awards, including the prestigious Otto Aufranc Award in recognition of pre-eminent excellence in research, presented in the USA. He has also been invited to speak internationally on orthopaedic prosthesis failure. He continues to be actively involved in research and is a scientific peer reviewer for Shoulder & Elbow, the official journal of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Scott spent 18 months in Perth, Western Australia where he underwent subspecialty fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery with internationally renowned surgeons. This gave him the opportunity to be involved in complex cases including complex upper limb trauma. He had the opportunity to be trained in state of the art techniques in arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery and worked with world leaders in tendon healing.

Scott is actively involved in training orthopaedic surgeons and has recently been appointed as the Royal College of Surgeons specialty tutor for orthopaedics at Doncaster and Bassetlaw. In this role, he is the lead for all postgraduate training in the department.

He married a girl from Doncaster who is now a local GP and they have 3 young children. Outside of work he is a keen swimmer and although his rugby playing days are over he maintains his enthusiasm for the sport from the sidelines.

Areas of interest

Sports injuries; Shoulder arthroscopy; minimally invasive/keyhole surgery; Shoulder pain; Shoulder instability;Frozen shoulder; Rotator cuff tears; Shoulder impingement; Shoulder arthritis; Shoulder replacement (including GPS computer assisted navigation surgery); Calcific tendonitis; Shoulder and clavicle fractures; Acromioclavicular joint injuries and arthritis

Elbow pain; Elbow arthritis; Tennis Elbow; Golfers Elbow; Cubital and Carpal tunnel decompression for tingling in the hand; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections; Elbow stiffness surgery; Elbow arthroscopy; Distal biceps tendon injuries

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