Mr Scott J. MacInnes

Name and qualifications

Mr Scott J. MacInnes BSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)


Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

Year Qualified

2003 University of Manchester

Consultant appointment


Clinical interests

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Specialising in

Sports injuries
Shoulder arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
Shoulder pain
Shoulder instability
Frozen shoulder
Rotator cuff tears
Shoulder impingement

Shoulder osteoarthritis
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 and numbness in the hand
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Elbow stiffness surgery
Elbow arthroscopy
Distal biceps tendon injuries

Professional Profile

Mr MacInnes is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon who specialises exclusively in shoulder and elbow conditions. He undertook 2 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.

Scott grew up in Stirling, Scotland and studied medicine at the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester, graduating in 2003. He completed his basic surgical training in the North West of England before crossing the Pennines to undertake higher surgical training in South Yorkshire in 2008.

He 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 is 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 and has developed a surgical simulation lab for trainee surgeons.

He married a girl from Doncaster who is now a local GP and they have 3 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.


Professional Associations

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Royal College of Surgeons

Website link

LinkedIn profile

Mr Scott J. MacInnes

01709 464200 




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