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James qualified from The Royal Free School of Medicine in 2000 and completed basic surgical training on The Royal Free/Stanmore rotation in London. He undertook Orthopaedic Specialty training on the Southwest Thames rotation and was awarded his CCT in 2014.
Having gained invaluable experience from regional centres of excellence at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and St. Georges Hospital, London, he was then awarded two world-renowned fellowships in Brisbane, Australia. The first year, with Dr Bill Donnelly, was dedicated to hip and knee joint replacement (arthroplasty) including cutting edge techniques that utilise both computer-assisted and robotic surgery. This was followed in 2015 by a year with Dr Peter Myers, one of the world's pre-eminent knee and sports injury surgeons, refining his techniques in ligament reconstruction, cartilage & meniscus repair techniques, knee re-alignment osteotomies, meniscal transplantation and joint replacement surgery.
James was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS trust in 2016, where he specialises in knee injuries, ligament reconstruction and both knee & hip replacement (arthroplasty).
Areas of interest
Problems: Knee Injuries including sports injuries; Knee pain; Arthritis; Hip pain; Knee instability.
Procedures: ACL Reconstruction; Knee Arthroscopy; Knee Meniscal Repair; Knee Meniscectomy; Knee Ligament Reconstruction; Total Knee Replacement; Unicompartmental Knee Replacement; Knee Osteotomy (HTO); Patella Stabilisation (MPFL); Patella Realignment (osteotomy); Meniscal Transplant; Hip Arthroscopy; Total Hip Replacement
- Tess McClelland
- Invicta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Centre The Nuffield Hospital Kingswood Road Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UL
- 07757 732921
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Specialising in Surgery of the Knee including sports injuries, knee replacement and Paediatric knee problems.
Meniscal preservation (repair) and transplantation.
Cartilage regeneration techniques (including stem cell therapies).
Unicompartmental knee resurfacing (when only the damaged part of the knee is resurfaced).
Computer-assisted and Robotic joint replacement surgery
I am a very keen sportsman. My rugby playing days may be over, but my competitive spirit remains and I thoroughly enjoy mountain biking, cycling, snow sports and generally trying to compete with my children. I also coach rugby at the weekends. My family are hugely important and a source of great enjoyment.
Glaxo-Welcome Scholarship - 1999
I have published regularly on knee and hip topics including both traumatic injuries and degenerative disease (arthritis). I have also been fortunate to present this work at both national and international peer-reviewed meetings. Recent publications include:-
The outcome of meniscal root repair - degenerative changes are not a contraindication.
Meniscal transplantation shows good mid to long term outcomes.
The T-capsulotomy is an accurate guide for measuring intra-operative leg length during hip replacement surgery.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly give talks to GPs and Physiotherapists throughout Kent and Sussex on a range of topics; these include acute knee injuries and when to refer, knee arthritis and up-to-date treatment options, as well as rehabilitation and returning to sport. These can be arranged for a lunchtime or evening session through my secretary.
- MBBS The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 2000
- MRCS The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2004
- FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
- B.Sc. (Hons) University College London 1999
- Fellowship in Knee & Hip Arthroplasty, Navigation and Robotic surgery Dr Bill Donnelly - Brisbane Orthopaedic Specialist Services 2015
- Fellowship in Knee & Sports Injuries Dr Peter Myers - Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre 2016
Reference number 4744708
Details of entry to specialist register
- James Young FRCS (Tr. & Orth.), 2015
Affiliations / memberships
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
- KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
- 07:30 - 13:00
- 01622 538185
- The Nuffield Hospital Tunbridge Wells
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01892 531111
- The Nuffield Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
- 08:00 - 13:00
- 01892 531111
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
1. My secretary who can contact me quickly if needed
2. The Hospital where the treatment was undertaken (they will have access to my "buddy" system for advice or review).
3. The local hospital A & E if an emergency