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Mr Innes Smith

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon


Practises at: Ross Hall Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Innes Smith is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and sports knee injuries.  

Mr Smith graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004 and completed higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery in the West of Scotland. Thereafter, he undertook specialist fellowship training at two internationally-renowned centres: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Paediatric Orthopaedics), Sydney, Australia, and UniSports Orthopaedics (arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries), Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Smith was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, in 2019. In addition to a general paediatric orthopaedic practice covering most childhood orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, he has a subspecialist interest in paediatric and adolescent knee injuries. Since his appointment, he has established a busy arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery service and runs a dedicated paediatric and adolescent knee clinic. He now provides a tertiary referral service for ligament reconstruction, patella stabilisation, meniscal surgery and acute knee trauma in children and adolescents. He is also a member of a specialist team that assesses and treats children presenting with clubfoot deformities.

Mr Smith has a keen interest in both scientific and clinical research. Following completion of a PhD at the University of Edinburgh investigating the role of Staphylococcus aureus toxins (bacterial toxins) in the cartilage destruction associated with septic arthritis, he has maintained a research interest in musculoskeletal sepsis.

Away from work, Mr Smith enjoys spending time with his young family, cycling, golf and playing his bagpipes.

You can find out more about Mr Smith's practice on his website here

Clinical Interests

  • Genuvalgum (knock-knees) and genuvarum (bow-legs)
  • Sports knee injuries
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Knee osteochondral injuries and meniscal tears
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patella instability
  • Discoid meniscus

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society