Mr Robin R Elliot MA (Oxon), MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


MA Biochemistry, Wadham College, Oxford University 1995
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London) 2000
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor 2006
Intercollegiate Examination FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) 2008

Sub-Specialty Training

Fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery under Dr Terry Saxby at the Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre 2009-2010.

AO Trauma Fellowship. Professor B. Hintermann. Kantonspittal, Leistal, Switzerland. 2008

Current Appointment

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Clinical Director, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of Interest

  • All aspects of adult foot and ankle disorders
  • Sports injuries to the foot and ankle
  • Foot and ankle trauma


British Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


Fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: Precontoured or straight plate.
Marsland D, Konan S, Eleftheriou K, Calder J, Elliot RR. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 May. 55(3): 509-512.

Audit of foot and ankle surgeons’ management of acute peroneal tendon tears and review of management protocols.
Grice J, Watura C, Elliot RR. Foot (Edin). 2016 Mar. 26: 1-3

Periosteal sleeve avulsion as a Tillaux variant in adolescent male: Case report.
Eyre-Brook A, Grice J, Brant J Elliot RR.  Foot (Edin). 2015 Jun. 25:124-125

Stress fractures of the tibia and medial malleolus.
Caesar BC, McCollum GA, Elliot RR, Willimas A, Calder J. Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. 2013 June; 18(2):339-355.

Intraoperative imaging in hallux valgus surgery.
Elliot RR, Whitehouse S, Saxby T. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2012 18:19-21

Translateral ACL reconstruction. A technique for anatomical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Logan JS, Elliot RR, Wilson AJ.  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy. 2011. Accepted for publication

A new technique for hamstring donor site blockade in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Logan JS, Elliot RR, Wilson AJ. An R Coll Surg Eng 2011; 93

Continuous infusion vs single bolus popliteal block following major ankle and hindfoot surgery: A prospective, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial.
Elliot RR, Pearce C, Seifert C, Calder J. Foot and Ankle International 2010 Dec; 31(12):1043-47

Is it necessary to re-fuse a non-union of a hallux metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis?
Hope MJ, Savva N, Elliot RR, Whitehouse SL, Saxby TS. Foot and Ankle International. 2010 Aug (31) 8: 662-669

A new method for measuring deformity distal to the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint.
Elliot RR, Saxby TS. Foot and Ankle International 2010 Jul (31) 7:609-11.

Outcomes of trauma in centenarians.
Kent MJR, Elliot RR, Taylor HP. Injury 2009 40: 358-361

Percutaneous and mini-open repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture.
Elliot RR, Calder J. Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. 2007 Dec; 12(4):573-82, vi.

Lateral Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block With Continuous Infusion For Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Calder J, Elliot RR, Seifert C. Foot and Ankle International 2007 Oct; 28(10):1106-7.

Cautious observation or blanket scanning? An investigation into paediatric attendances to an emergency department after head injury.
Elliot RR, Sola Y, Harrison R et al. Injury 2011 42: 896-899

Failed operative treatment in two cases of pseudarthrosis of the clavicle using internal fixation and Tutobone™ xenograft.
Elliot RR, Richards RH. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics B. 2011Sept; 20(5): 349-53

Aneurysmal bone cyst of the talus.
Elliot RR, Coombs R. JBJS (Br) Online. August 2005

Bilateral bucket handle tears of the lateral menisci: A complication of treatment with Pavlik Harness?
Elliot RR, Rossiter N. Injury Extra, Volume 38, Issue 12, December 2007: 459-460

Journal Club Report.
Elliot RR. JBJS (Br) Online: Journal Clubs 26th February 2009

‘Letter to the Editor’. PACS and its effect on preoperative planning.
Elliot RR. AO Dialogue June 2005.

‘Letter to the Editor’. PACS update
Elliot RR.  AO Dialogue June 2006.

Book Chapters

Minimally invasive and percutaneous surgery.
Elliot RR, Calder J. Current Concepts in Orthopaedics. DJO Publications. Chapter 7: 58-67

Midfoot / Metatarsal Fractures.
Elliot RR, Saxby TS.  Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. BMJ Books. Wiley-Blackwell 2011. Section IV.II.V: 583-592.

Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.
Elliot RR, Saxby TS.  Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2012.

Prizes and Awards

  • Chang Chen Prize.  British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 2009
  • HCA International Foundation Travelling Scholarship 2008
  • Ethicon Foundation Fund Award, Royal College of Surgeons 2008
  • Medical Elective Awards – Vandervell Foundation, Gilchrist Trust, Alchemy Trust 1998
  • Honours Vivas – MBBS: Pathology (Part IV), Surgery (Part VII) 1997