Trainer profile

Mr Lindsay Muir is a highly experienced trainer of orthopedic surgery.

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I trained in Glasgow and worked in and around Glasgow until I passed the primary FRCS.  My peri fellowship rotation was in Liverpool.  I then joined the Liverpool orthopaedic registrar rotation passing the M Ch Orth examination during this time.

 I spent six months in Strasbourg (France) before senior registrar training.  After I passed the FRCS (Orth) examination I was hand fellow in Withington and Wrightington for six months, and shoulder fellow in Wrightington for a further seven months before becoming a consultant in 1996. 

Work profile:

In conjunction with my colleagues, I provide a specialist hand surgery service.  We treat most aspects of hand surgery except of course for congenital malformations.  We have a busy hand trauma practice, but sadly the tendons all go to Wythenshawe.

Since Mr Jeyam and Mr Butt joined the service I no longer perform any shoulder or elbow surgery.


I am enthusiastic about teaching.  I am conscious of the privilege that training the ATP's represents.

I am currently the Chairman of the ICHS and the co chairman of the EBHS diploma exam in hand surgery.  I have examined for the FRCS and for the BSSH/ University of Manchester hand diploma.

I prize in trainees:

Hard work, enthusiasm, honesty, attention to detail

I dislike:

Rough tissue handling, not doing what has been asked if I make a specific request, sloppy personal appearance

Please give six weeks' notice of holidays!