The Clinical Team at Tayside Complete Health

Musculoskeletal Team

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Mr Farzad Alipour-Tootoonchi - Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Mr Alipour is a consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon based in Tayside. He has been a Trauma & Orthopaedic consultant in NHS Tayside since 2004.

Mr Alipour graduated his medical degree (MBCHB), from University of Dundee in 1991. He has completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic training in Tayside and Inverness, obtaining his FRCS Ed (Trauma & Orthopaedic) qualification in 2001. This was followed by a year of fellowship training at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia in lower limb arthroplasty (Hip & Knee Replacements), major trauma and reconstructive Orthopaedic surgery. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council as an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon.

Mr Alipour’s main elective Orthopaedic sub-speciality interests are in hip and knee replacement procedures, as well as knee arthroscopic (key hole) surgery. He has extensive experience in these procedures, both in the NHS and in private health care settings.

Mr Alipour is the current lead for the East of Scotland Major Trauma Ward based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He has vast experience in the management of acute orthopaedic trauma as well as reconstructive trauma surgery. He has been the immediate past clinical governance lead of the Orthopaedic and Trauma department of NHS Tayside (2011-2016). He is a senior clinical teacher to the undergraduate and postgraduate masters students of the University of Dundee.

Mr Alipour has offered private practice treatment from the BMI Fernrae Hospital in Dundee since 2005, and following closure of this unit in April 2019, he has transferred his private practicing privileges and admission rights to the BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen as well as the BMI Kings Park Hospital in Stirling.

Mr Alipour offers consultation clinics on all aspects of hip and knee problems at Tayside Complete Health clinic in Dundee, and undertakes surgical treatments at the Albyn and Kings Park Hospitals in Aberdeen and Stirling respectively. He has preferred provider status with BUPA and AXA PPP insurance companies and offers consultation to insured and self pay patients.

To book an appointment with Mr Alipour please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Dr Mike Black - Podiatrist

Mike graduated as a Podiatrist in Glasgow and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. In 1995 he pursued his interest in sports injuries and completed an MSc in Sports Medicine at Glasgow University. This led to further study and in 2010 he graduated from Dundee University with a PhD in the field of Biomechanics. He has extensive experience in Biomechanics, Sports Injuries, injection and orthotic therapy

To book an appointment with Mike please call 01382 549088 or contact us.

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Mr Robert Clayton - Orthopaedic Surgeon (Foot & Ankle)

I took up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in February 2010 as the first surgeon in Fife with a major subspecialty interest in foot and ankle surgery. I perform the full range of foot and ankle surgery including ankle replacements, hindfoot deformity surgery, ligament reconstructions and arthroscopic ankle surgery using modern techniques. I carry out forefoot deformity correction using techniques which include the scarf osteotomy and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for bunion correction; these procedures allow rapid post-operative mobilisation without the need for plaster casting. I also perform general and specialist foot and ankle trauma surgery. I introduced the Cartiva implant to Scotland for treatment of osteoarthritis of the great toe (hallux rigidus).

Having studied medicine in Edinburgh as an undergraduate, I qualified in 2000 and remained in Edinburgh for my basic and higher specialist surgical training. I undertook a specialist training fellowship in complex surgery of the foot and ankle in Glasgow in 2009, followed by a lower limb reconstruction fellowship in Toronto. I have undertaken further specialist training in ankle replacement and forefoot deformity correction surgery with leading European foot and ankle specialists in cities including Zurich, Bordeaux, Paris and Padua.

I have taken a leading role in developing foot and ankle surgical services in Scotland and across the United Kingdom. I organised and taught on specialist aspects of foot and ankle surgery for trainee surgeons and other health professionals.

I am a prominent member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society; I was elected to its Scientific Committee in 2014 and onto the Council in 2017.

To book an appointment with Mr Clayton please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Miss Caroline Duff - Physiotherapist (Upper Limb)

Caroline graduated from Queen Margaret University with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Caroline’s interests are in musculoskeletal injuries, hand therapy and orthopaedics. She is also a trained Pilates teacher

To book an appointment with Caroline please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Mrs Sarah Dalgleish - Physiotherapist (Upper Limb)


Mr Arpit Jariwala - Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)

I am presently working as a Consultant Upper Limb and Trauma surgeon in NHS Tayside, Dundee, Scotland since November 2013. Having completed by higher surgical training in Scotland, I gained further experience in the management of upper limb orthopaedic disorders at the world renowned tertiary referral unit, Wrightington Hospital.

My clinical practice predominantly deals with upper limb injuries and disorders of shoulder, elbow and hand and wrist focusing mainly on arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, calcific tendonitis, rotator cuff repairs, elbow surgery including elbow arthritis and instability, tennis and golfers elbow, nerve releases at elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and surgery for trigger finger.

I undertake reconstructions of complex upper limb trauma including shoulder, clavicle, elbow and wrist fractures and specialise in management in mismanaged or missed upper limb injuries.

I regularly review patients with painful arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and finger arthritis and advise them regarding best options including injections or replacement surgery to help pain and regain function.

With my strong academic background and having completed my Higher Degree (MD), I have been recently promoted as a Clinical Reader(Hon) with the University of Dundee for teaching, training and supervision for both under and post graduate students and trainees. I regularly organise seminar for GPs in and around Tayside and Open Public Seminars for patients and residents of Tayside.

Professional Memberships:

· British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

· British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

· British Society for the Surgery of Hand (BSSH)

· Orthopaedic Trauma Society UK (OTS)

To book an appointment with Mr Jariwala please call 01382 549088 or contact us.

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Mr Gavin Love - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Love is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Trauma and Limb Reconstruction. He has been a Consultant in NHS Tayside since 2012. He qualified from the University of Dundee in 2002, and trained in Tayside and Glasgow, before undertaking specialist fellowships in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital Clydebank, and in Limb Reconstruction at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Siberia. He has a diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Mr Love’s clinical practice centres on Hip and Knee replacement surgery, general orthopaedics, and all aspects of musculoskeletal trauma. He sees patients of all ages for hip and knee replacement surgery and practices enhanced recovery techniques.

To book an appointment with Mr Love please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Mr Duncan Rear - Physiotherapist

Duncan graduated from The University of Northumbria in Newcastle with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and has over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. With a background of sports science (BSc (Hons) Loughborough) and several years as the Lead Physiotherapist for Scotland’s Mens Hockey Team he has an interest in sports injuries as well as the biomechanics of the lower limb and shoulder.

To book an appointment with Duncan please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Mr Douglas Robinson - Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)

Mr Douglas Robinson has been a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2011. He qualified from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2001, after which he successfully completed his Orthopaedic Specialist training in Tayside. He underwent subspecialty training at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a busy tertiary referral hospital, in 2010 under Mr Andrew Brooksbank (Shoulder) and Mr Lech Rymaszewski (elbow).

He started his career as a Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in 2011, before moving back to his Orthopaedic roots in Ninewells and Stracathro Hospitals, Tayside in 2017. Since his appointment, he takes part in the Ninewells trauma rota, a Major Trauma Centre. He has expertise in complex upper limb trauma and as such takes specialist referrals from other consultants in the region.

Mr Robinson’s elective practice is solely upper limb (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder) oriented. He provides a very comprehensive and patient centred approach, using medical evidence to guide his practice. His other activities include taking co-responsibility for the University of Dundee Medical School Musculoskeletal teaching and he plays an active role within post-graduate Orthopaedic surgical training and teaching.

To book an appointment with Mr Robinson please call 01382 549088 or contact us.


Mr Andrew Suttie - Physiotherapist

Andrew Suttie graduated from Robert Gordon University with an MSc in Physiotherapy in 2009 having previously completed a BSc (hons) Sports Biomedicine in 2006 at The University of Dundee. As a senior physiotherapist in the NHS Andrew works with Orthopaedics as well as in musculoskeletal outpatients. He has a special interest in rehabilitation following surgery and sporting injuries. He also works with several sports teams from amateur to professional level. Along with a Diploma in Injection Therapy Andrew has completed several post-graduate courses to Masters level.

To book an appointment with Andrew please call 01382 549088 or contact us.