Robert (Bob) Carter
Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Mr Carter is a full time specialist Foot and Ankle Surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital of Glasgow. He is UK trained in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow with European Fellowship placements in Vienna, Bordeux and Zurich. He is a specialist in modern foot and ankle techniques such as joint replacements (ankle and great toe) and bunion (hallux valgus) correction with compression screws avoiding the requirement of post operative plaster cast immobilisation. He also carries out traditional orthopaedic surgery such as complex hindfoot deformity correction and ankle fusions.
Mr Carter has a specialist interest in sports injuries of the foot and andkle. He works regularly with a number of professional and elite level sports teams and organisations. He has a keen interest in rugby and regularly treats the Glasgow Warriors and SRU (Scottish Rugby Union) players. He regularly treats Premiership Football players from around Scotland in addition to Scottish Gymnasts, dancers and athletes from the Scottish Sports Institute. This group of patients has allowed him to develop techniques of early rehabilitation of many foot and ankle conditions such as ankle ligament reconstruction with the internal brace, achilles tendon repair and rehabilitation, syndesmotic injuries (high ankle sprain), ankle arthroscopy and cartilage treatments and plantar fasciitis.
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon
Mr Graeme Hopper is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow. He specialises entirely in surgery of the knee with a particular expertise in sports knee injuries. He has experience in treating patients of varying levels of activity; ranging from amateur recreational athletes to international level professional athletes. He regularly treats professional football players from around Scotland.
Mr Hopper prides himself on providing a personalised care approach which involves keeping up to date with modern treatments and adopting an evidence-based approach. He specialises in keyhole surgery of the knee (arthroscopy), including ligament reconstruction/repair (ACL reconstruction), meniscus/cartilage repair and kneecap (patella) stabilisation surgery. Additionally, he has experience treating patients with early and late arthritis using a range of methods from non-operative measures like physiotherapy or injection therapy (steroid/hyaluronic acid/platelet-rich plasma (PRP)), to more invasive procedures such as knee realignment surgery (osteotomy) or knee replacement surgery (partial or total).
Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon
Andrew Brooksbank is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who works at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Ross Hall Hospital, where he specialises in shoulder surgery. This gives him a wide exposure to all aspects of shoulder pathology from dealing with fractures and rotator cuff injuries to instability and arthritis of the shoulder. Andrew receives tertiary referrals from other surgeons across Scotland for management of complex shoulder problems.
His main areas of interest are traumatic shoulder injuries and their complex reconstruction utilising arthroscopic surgery, treating both contact and overhead professional athletes.
He has also has a key role in education of young surgeons in training and mentor to Fellows who have worked with him for specialist training in shoulder surgery.