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Mr Scott MacInnes - Orthopaedics

Mr Scott MacInnes is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Based at: Park Hill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Sports injuries
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder pain
Shoulder instability
Frozen shoulder
Rotator cuff tears
Shoulder impingement
Shoulder replacement (including GPS computer assisted navigation surgery)
Calcific tendonitis
Shoulder and clavicle fractures
Acromioclavicular joint injuries and arthritis
Tennis Elbow
Golfers Elbow
Cubital and Carpal tunnel decompression for tingling in the hand
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Elbow stiffness surgery
Elbow arthroscopy
Distal biceps tendon injuries

Scott MacInnes is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises exclusively in Shoulder and Elbow conditions. He undertook two fellowships in Perth, Western Australia, working with internationally renowned Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Sheffield for research examining the genetic contribution to failure of orthopaedic joint replacements. He is employed by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as an NHS consultant. He married a girl from Doncaster who is now a local GP and they have three young children. Outside of work he is a keen swimmer and although his rugby playing days are over he maintains his enthusiasm for the sport from the side-lines.

Academic background

BSC (Med Sci), MBChB, PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Scott has a strong academic background.  He undertook a postgraduate research degree examining the genetic contribution to joint replacement failure at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Sanger Institute in Cambridge and the Norwegian Arthroplasty Registry.  He was awarded a PhD in 2017 for this work and has presented nationally and internationally.  He has won several awards, including the prestigious Otto Aufranc Award in recognition of pre-eminent excellence in research, presented in the USA.

He has also been invited to speak internationally on orthopaedic prosthesis failure. He continues to be actively involved in research and is a scientific peer reviewer for Shoulder & Elbow, the official journal of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society.
Scott spent 18 months in Perth, Western Australia where he underwent subspecialty fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery with internationally renowned surgeons. This gave him the opportunity to be involved in complex cases including complex upper limb trauma. He had the opportunity to be trained in state of the art techniques in arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery and worked with world leaders in tendon healing.
Scott is actively involved in training orthopaedic surgeons and has recently been appointed as the Royal College of Surgeons specialty tutor for orthopaedics at Doncaster and Bassetlaw.  In this role, he is the lead for all postgraduate training in the department.

Professional Memberships

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Royal College of Surgeons

NHS base

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

Clinic Times


01302 430 235