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Mr L A Kash Khan qualified from the University of Edinburgh medical school in 1999. His postgraduate orthopaedic training was in Edinburgh and London, and he undertook a Fellowship in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery in Geelong, Australia with Prof Richard Page. He worked as a shoulder and upper limb specialist in the Edinburgh Orthopaedic and Trauma Unit and the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter prior to taking up a post in Aberdeen.

He was appointed Consultant to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Woodend Hospitals and practices specialist shoulder and upper limb surgery in the NHS and private sectors. His specialist interests are in shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder injuries and shoulder joint replacement.

Mr Khan is active in both research and training and has been awarded a number of prizes for his work. He has published and presented, amongst other conditions, on shoulder injuries, shoulder surgery techniques, and shoulder arthritis. He has contributed to a textbook of orthopaedic surgery and reviews scientific articles for medical journals. He regularly teaches on a number of local and national courses.

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, The British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and is a founding member and convenor of the Scottish Shoulder Group, a society dedicated to the advancement and teaching of shoulder surgery in Scotland. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations and instability
  • Shoulder rotator cuff tendon surgery
  • Shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacement surgery
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder arthroscopy (key-hole surgery)
  • Shoulder arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery)
  • Elbow surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 

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