Dr Philippa Rust

Philippa is a fully accredited Hand Surgeon on the GMC Specialist Register for Orthopaedic Surgery. Since 2010, she has worked as a consultant in Edinburgh at the Plastic Surgery Unit of St John’s, where her practice consists wholly of hand and wrist surgery.

She specialised in hand and wrist surgery early in her career, struck by the intricacy of the anatomy and the importance of the function of the hands to her patient’s daily lives. She is now a highly qualified hand and wrist surgeon, performing all related Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.

Philippa trained in London as an Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in hand and wrist surgery, and then completed a Plastic hand surgery fellowship at the Windsor Hand Clinic, Berkshire. At this time, she was among the first to be awarded the Diploma of Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. She then headed to Australia and completed fellowships in Plastic microsurgery for the hand (Bernard Brien Institute, Melbourne) and upper limb complex trauma and reconstruction (Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane).

In Australia, she also gained expertise in surgical advances, which reduce recovery time, including wrist arthroscopy. She is one of the few surgeons in Scotland performing this keyhole surgery.

Dr Philippa Rust

Consultant Hand Surgeon

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