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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
James is an experienced specialist knee surgeon who works in the NHS at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, where he is Specialty Director for orthopaedic surgery.
He is a founding partner of Knee Specialists who work out of the Spire Bristol Hospital for private work. All areas of knee treamtent are covered from assessment, imaging, non-operative and surgical intervention.
James is involved in research through the Bristol Knee Group and with Bristol University, where he also teaches medical students. James is on the BASK Executive as Education Chair. James teaches registrars and fellows at Southmead Hospital where he also receives visiting consultants. Wider afield he lectures both nationally and internationally and is a member of two national and one international consensus groups which establish the best current medical practice management in a number of subspecialty areas of knee surgery.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; Cartilage; Meniscus; Ligaments; Osteotomy; Partial and Total Knee Replacement; Revision Knee Replacement; Arthroscopy; Arthroplasty. Children over 12.
- Carol Gibb
- Practice Manager Spire Bristol Hospital Redland Hill Redland Bristol BS6 6UT
- Jan Parry-Jones
- Knee Specialists Spire Bristol Hospital Redland Hill Redland Bristol BS6 6UT
- 0117 980 4031
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Benjamin Walton Fee Assured
- Dr Ian Thomas Fee Assured
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(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
Publications since 2018:
Effect of group-based outpatient physiotherapy on function after total knee replacement: The ARENA randomised controlled trial
Wylde V et al
Arthritis Care & Research, accepted for publication April 2019
Revision knee complexity classification-RKCC: a common-sense guide for surgeons to support regional clinical networking in revision knee surgery.
Phillips JRA, Al-Mouazzen L, Morgan-Jones R, Murray JR, Porteous AJ, Toms AD.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019
Outcome of revision UKR to TKR when compared to a matched group of TKR of same total arthroplasty lifespan.
Jonas SC, Jermin P, Howells N, Porteous A, Murray J, Robinson J.
Knee. 2019 Feb 18.
The Avon patellofemoral joint arthroplasty.
Metcalfe AJ, Ahearn N, Hassaballa MA, Parsons N, Ackroyd CE, Murray JR, Robinson JR, Eldridge JD, Porteous AJ.
Bone Joint J. 2018
Fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the leg: clinical outcome in a large retrospective cohort.
Tam JPH, Gibson AGF, Murray JRD, Hassaballa M.
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2018
Analysis Of The KLIC-score; An Outcome Predictor Tool For Prosthetic Joint Infections Treated With Debridement, Antibiotics And Implant Retention.
Dx Duffy S, Ahearn N, Darley ES, Porteous AJ, Murray JR, Howells NR.
J Bone Jt Infect. 2018
A comparison of the cost-effectiveness of intramedullary nail fixation and locking plate fixation in the treatment of adult patients with an extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia: economic evaluation based on the FixDT trial.
Maredza M, Petrou S, Dritsaki M, Achten J, Griffin J, Lamb SE, Parsons NR, Costa ML.
Bone Joint J. 2018
Investigation and management of an isolated complete distal avulsion of semitendinosus.
Ahmed I, Williams M, Murray J.
BMJ Case Rep. 2018
Medial subvastus versus the medial parapatellar approach for total knee replacement: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Berstock JR, Murray JR, Whitehouse MR, Blom AW, Beswick AD.
EFORT Open Rev. 2018
Reliability of two techniques and training level of the observer in measuring the correction angle when planning a high tibial osteotomy.
Blackburn J, Ansari A, Porteous A, Murray J.
Courses offered to GPs
Contact our Knee Specialists office to discuss practice visits or meetings.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk
JM participates in the UK National Ligament Registry and the UK Knee Osteotomy registry
Reference number 4370150
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, we 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
In office hours phone the Knee Specialists Office
0117 980 4037
Out of hours phone Spire Bristol Hospital 0117 980 4098 discuss the problem and then they will call me or one of my KS partners if appropriate.