Personal profile

Mr Rooney is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Glasgow specialising entirely in surgery of the knee.

Following graduation from Glasgow University in 1993, he trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Tayside and Glasgow before completing a specialist knee fellowship in a leading European knee surgery clinic in Grenoble in the French Alps who pioneered the use of computer navigation in knee surgery.

He was appointed as a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow in 2005 before moving to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in 2015 where he maintains a busy and active NHS practice as one of the specialist knee surgeons. Since his appointment he has been involved in the advancement of computer navigation techniques for knee replacement surgery and the development of unicompartmental knee replacements for arthritis of the knee.

Mr Rooney specialises in all aspects of knee surgery from arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction following sports injuries or trauma, surgery for patellar instability to treatments for arthritis including osteotomy, unicompartmental and total knee replacement.

Clinical Interests

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction/Soft tissue knee surgery
  • Surgery for Patellar Instability
  • Total and Unicompartmental knee replacement surgery
  • Revision Total knee replacement surgery
  • Osteotomy around the knee


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


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