Mr Scott Muller
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
Mr Muller’s area of specialty is total hip and total knee replacements and sports knee injuries including cruciate ligament injuries, meniscus injuries and cartilage damage.
He performs arthroscopy of the knee and undertakes meniscus resection, meniscus repair, cartilage regeneration surgery, cruciate ligament reconstruction and multi-ligament reconstruction.
He also has an interest in arthritis in young people and offers cartilage preserving/restoring surgery where possible or osteotomies and part knee replacements. In addition patello-femoral (kneecap) problems is also of interest to Mr Muller and he performs various procedures dealing with instability and other more complex kneecap problems.
Mr Muller has been a consultant with the trust since 2006, is the trust’s clinical director for theatres and is also involved in theatre and orthopaedic service redesign in preparation for the opening of the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital opening in Cramlington in June 2015.
He qualified in 1995 from Newcastle University and undertook postgraduate surgical and orthopaedic training in the Northern Region. He completed a higher degree (MD) in 2000 whilst holding a research fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He undertook further higher orthopaedic training in the Northern Deanery, followed by a short fellowship in New Zealand before joining the trust in 2006.
Mr Muller is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association for Surgery of the Knee.
He is actively involved in quality improvement through projects focussing on improving the discharge process, reducing unnecessary readmissions by improving patient support, co-ordinating community and secondary care and ensuring patients with post-operative problems are seen promptly. This work received national recognition as winner of the Patient Experience Network award for communicating effectively with patients. This work links to a major Health Foundation initiative to ensure respect and dignity for all patients especially the elderly.
Mr Muller sees patients Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals, Alnwick Infirmary, Morpeth NHS Centre and Prudhoe GP practice. He holds a weekly acute knee injury clinic alongside a specialist knee physiotherapist to ensure patients are seen quickly and receive rapid access to specialist knee physiotherapy, investigations and surgery if necessary.
He performs surgery at all sites including day surgery at Alnwick Infirmary.