Information for Patients

Patient information booklets and guidance documentation are provided by each of the units within Musculoskeletal Services and are normally given or sent to patients prior to their appointments or admission.

However, we have decided to also make them available on this page.

They are available as pdf documents and can be viewed or printed if required.

New booklets will be added to this page as and when they have been prepared by the staff of Musculoskeletal Services.

If you have any comments you wish to make on these booklets, please email Stuart Robertson at: -

Shoulder Conditions

Foot Conditions

Foot and Ankle surgical information (2).pdfFoot and Ankle surgery.pdf- Pre and post operative information

Knee Conditions

Hip Conditions

You may also find the links to the following Patient Information Booklets useful: -

Going to hospital - A guide for patients and relatives

Royal College of Anaesthetists Patient Information Booklets

Arthritis Research Campaign Booklets

Many of these booklets and others are available from the newly opened Patient Information Centre in the mall of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Further information on the Centre and the range of patient information booklets available can be had by emailing: -

Useful Links

Scottish Arthroplasty Project (SAP) at:
The aim of the Scottish Arthroplasty Project (SAP) is to encourage continual improvement in the quality of care provided to joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) patients.

Last Reviewed: 09/05/2017