Mr Edward Dunstan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, BSc, FRCS, FRCS(Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Year qualified:1993


Personal profile

Mr Edward Dunstan specialises in hip and knee surgery and trauma. He trained at the internationally renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he was the Senior Surgical Officer and was awarded the Seddon Society Medal for research. There he studied under some of the leading hip and knee replacement surgeons in the UK. His fellowship year was spent in London, training in minimally-invasive techniques and rapid rehabilitation.

Edward is clinical lead for Enhanced Recovery in Fife. He has lectured nationally on the subject, having acquired expertise through visiting several national and international centres pioneering new techniques in enhanced recovery. A leading national and international expert in the field of hip bearings, Edward's research has been widely presented and published. His articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Knee, Injury and Hip International.

Edward is based in Fife, working at Queen Margaret’s Hospital and the Victoria Hospital. His private practice is based at Fernbrae Hospital, Dundee. He performs over 100 joint replacement operations and many keyhole (arthroscopic) operations for cartilage problems per year. He has a keen interest in joint replacements for younger patients with arthritis and also in new technology designed to preserve the lifespan of joint replacements and improve the fixation of implants to bone. Wherever possible, he uses minimal-access, muscle-sparing techniques which enable rapid post-operative recovery. He is a member of the British Hip Society, British Trauma Society and the British Orthopaedic Association.

Edward is a member of the teaching faculty at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He also supervises medical students and trainees in South East Scotland. He has recently been appointed as team doctor to Dundee Football Club.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Trauma Society
  • British Hip Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Associations

Clinical Interests

Mr Dunstan has a busy NHS practice in Fife working at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret’s Hospital, Dunfermline. Mr Dunstan has developed sub-specialist skills in lower limb surgery and he is a leading national and international expert in the field of hip bearings. At present he is clinical lead for Enhanced recovery and has visited several international centres to gain valuable experience in rapid rehabilitation of patients following surgery.

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