Philippa Rust

Philippa Rust FRCS is a highly qualified hand and wrist surgeon with expertise in Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, having trained extensively in London and Australia. Based in Edinburgh since 2010, she currently works as a Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon at St John's Hospital, NHS Lothian, focusing solely on hand and wrist surgery.


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  • Hand & Wrist

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  • Dalkeith
  • Edinburgh

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Philippa Rust is a highly qualified hand and wrist surgeon with extensive experience in Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery. She initially specialised in hand and wrist surgery due to the intricacy of the anatomy and the impact on her patients' daily lives. After training in London and completing fellowships in Australia, Philippa is known for her expertise in surgical advancements, including wrist arthroscopy. She currently serves as a Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon at St John's Hospital in Edinburgh, focusing solely on hand and wrist surgery. Having obtained several qualifications over the years, including an FRCS and a Diploma of Hand Surgery, Philippa's dedication to her field is further highlighted by her numerous research publications in prestigious journals. She is a member of various medical associations and offers courses to General Practitioners on the treatment of hand and wrist conditions. With a specialisation in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and sub-specialties in Hand & Wrist procedures, Philippa's commitment to her patients' well-being is evident through both her clinical work and academic contributions. Beyond her professional life, Philippa finds joy in spending time with her family in Edinburgh and engaging in outdoor activities like hill-walking. Her personal interests extend to gardening, swimming, the theatre, and being an active member of a book club. As an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Philippa continues to share her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of medical professionals in the field of hand and wrist surgery.

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