Consultant Profile

Mr James Murray

Mr James Murray MB BChir, MA, MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr and Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Primary knee replacement
Selective compartmental (half) knee replacement
Revision knee replacement
Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery including ligament reconstruction
Complex knee trauma
Sports Injury and Replacement


Research interests:

Quality of life after joint replacement surgery
Long term outcome of knee ligament and osteochondral injury
Intra-articular fluid analysis from the knee
Alignment techniques for knee replacement
Traumatic bone bruising of the knee

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Avon Orthopaedic Centre and Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Member of the British Association of Surgery for the Knee

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc. 

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4018
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 980 4031
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

James Murray started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. His elective NHS practice is based at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead and trauma at Frenchay Hospital, where he is Trauma Director. James is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.

James trained in Cambridge, underwent basic surgical training in Oxford and then worked in knee and hip research in Newcastle, before entering orthopaedic specialist training in The Wessex Deanery. In 2006 he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, under the supervision of Merv Cross. He gained valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery.

James was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship in 2006 and the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005.

James has a keen research and training interest, with numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, was published in June 2008. James reviews for the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. James is part of the Bristol Knee Group who undertake research and teaching in knee surgery in both the national and internation arena.

His clinical research and training have enabled him to offer a full knee service in both the public and private sectors. James focuses on early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and day-case ligament reconstruction.

Personal profile:

From early childhood James has been passionate about building and re-building and this developed through his surgical training into a desire to reconstruct even the most complex of knees from patients with degenerative disease or from patients unfortunate enough to need a revision after their first or even second knee replacement.

James has a keen sporting interest, previously playing competitive squash, athletics and rugby, but now more as a spectator and recreational skier! Musically James is a keen pianist, from Blues to Classical, and enjoys the Bristol live music scene.

He is married to a local GP and together they have three children.

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Mr James Murray

Mr James Murray Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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