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Honorary Professor: Margaret McQueen

Margaret McQueen has been made an Honorary Professor.

Margaret McQueen

She graduated MBChB from the University of Edinburgh in 1977. She also underwent orthopaedic surgical training in Edinburgh.

She was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University in 1987.

In 1994 she was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and part-time Senior Lecturer to the first full-time orthopaedic trauma post in Scotland, a post she currently holds.

Professor McQueen’s professional life has been dominated by the promotion of evidence-based medicine in orthopaedic trauma.

In 1995 she was awarded an MD with distinction from the University of Edinburgh for her research into acute compartment syndrome.

For this work she is the only non-American to have received the Edwin G. Bovill Award for outstanding clinical research by the American Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

She has pioneered new techniques of management of distal radial fractures and her continuing work on the common osteoporotic fractures influences their management both nationally and internationally.

Professor McQueen is a prolific contributor to peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals, has written four books and is the first female editor of Rockwood and Green’s “Fractures in Adults”.

She is married with three children.