The son of a professional footballer, as a young player at Ibrox, Professor Mackay trained alongside Rangers legends such as Graeme Souness and current manager Ally McCoist. He went on to have a longstanding tie-up with both Rangers and Celtic, and has operated on several players from both clubs, as well as other top clubs throughout Scotland.
Gordon in his Ranger’s days – pictured with (from left to right), Ali McCoist, Graeme Souness and Mel Sterland
Among the players he has operated on is former Falkirk striker Pedro Moutinho. Seven years ago the Portuguese footballer’s ruptured anterior cruciate ligament was repaired using traditional technique by Professor Mackay in an operation that provided a very satisfactory outcome (Moutinho scored for Falkirk against Celtic on his first game back). However, when he ruptured the same ligament again last year, Professor Mackay used ACL revision surgery featuring Internal Brace technology on the same knee. This video clip below illustrates how much more effective the Internal Brace technology was in this case.