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Completed my medical degree from Aberdeen University
My Orthopaedic training was based in Edinburgh
In 2012 I finished a diploma in Sports and Exercise medicine from the University of Bath
I completed my orthopaedic training in 2013, before undertaking fellowship training in hip and knee surgery in Sydney, Australia. I also undertook a travelling fellowship in the USA, visiting Chicago and Tennessee.
I have been in practice as an Orthopaedic consultant for NHS Grampian since 2014, where I am involved in both training and teaching of our registrars, and also am an Honorary clinical lecturer with the University of Aberdeen
Areas of interest
Specialises in hip and knee surgery, including complex primary surgeries and revisions.
User of minimally invasive and muscle sparing approaches to allow better early mobility and lower pain scores.
Also an advocate of Robotically Assisted hip and knee replacement surgery which increases accuracy and improves early function
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Woodend Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Involved in research centred around hip and knee arthroplasty.
Currently looking into ways to minimise delirium following knee replacement in elderly patients
Further publications as follows
11. Rehman H, MacDonald RW, Smith M, Zainudin S, Robertson G, Mitchell M. A Novel Technique for estimating component size in total knee replacement. Int J Surgery 52(2018) 7-10.
12. MacDonald RW, Harper L, Mitchell M. A novel technique for Exeter stem extraction. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 34(1):1, Feb 2018
13. D.R.W. MacDonald, T.W. Dougall, M. Mitchell, L. Farrow
Total Hip Arthroplasty for hip fracture can be safely performed by trainees; a retrospective cohort study. In Press, J Arthroplasty
Married with a young family.
Always a keen participant, and now avid supporter, of various sports including rugby, football, cricket and golf
2012 North American Travelling Fellowship
1. Kay D. St Clair Gibson. Mitchell MJ. Lambert MI. Noakes TD.
Different Neuromuscular Recruitment Patterns During Eccentric, Concentric and Isometric Contractions
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 10(6):425-31,Dec 2000.
2. Mitchell MJ, Keating JF. Treatment of radial neck fractures with Calcium Phosphate bone cement. A new technique. Injury Extra. 38(3); 70-73,March 2007
3.Robinson CM, Aktar MA, Mitchell MJ, Beavis C. Complex posterior fracture dislocation of the shoulder. Epidemiology, injury patterns and results of operative treatment. JBJS[Am]. July 2007; 89:1454-66.
4. Mitchell MJ, Gray AC, Robinson CM. Inferior shoulder instability due to an engaging superior Hill-Sachs lesion.
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. March 2008, Vol 17, Issue 2; 1-3
5. Mitchell MJ, McKinley J,Robinson CM. Epidemiology of calcaneal fractures – a 10-year study. The Foot ,December 2009 (Vol. 19, Issue 4, Pages 197-200)
6. Nutton RW, Hamilton DF, Hutchison JD, Mitchell MJ, Simpson AHRW, MacLean JGB. Variation in physical development in schoolboy rugby players: can maturity testing reduce mismatch? BMJ Open. 2012; 2(4): e001149.
7. Clement ND, Mitchell M, Traynor ME, Porter DE, Lawson GM, Burnett R. Accelerated polyethylene wear and early failure of the uncemented Reflection acetabular component: a ten to fifteen-year follow-up study. International Orthopaedics: Volume 37, Issue 12 (2013), Page 2337-2343
8. Duckworth AD, Mitchell MJ, Tsirikos A. Incidence and risk factors for post-operative complications after scoliosis surgery in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a comparison with other neuromuscular conditions. Bone Joint J July 2014 96-B:943-949.
9. Duckworth AD, Mitchell MJ, Tsirikos A. Post-Operative complications in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy patients undergoing deformity correction:A comparison with other neuromuscular scoliosis disorders. Bone Joint J 2014 vol.
96-B no. supp 6
10. McMillan T, Rehman H, Mitchell M. Lesser Trochanter Avulsion Fractures in an Adolescent after Seizure. J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 17;51(4):457-460
Courses offered to GPs
Current areas of interest include robotic assisted surgery and the use of the minimally invasive, muscle sparing Direct Anterior Approach
- MBChB University of Aberdeen 1999
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
- FRCS(Orth) Intercollegiate Surgical Board 2012
- Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine University of Bath 2012
- Specialist Training Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery South East Scotland Deanery 2007
Reference number 4601931
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons
Brittish Hip Society
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