Consultant Profile

Mr James Patton

Mr James Patton FRCS(orth), FRCS(Ed), MB ChB
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Research interests:

Selected research papers:

Computer assisted navigation in musculoskeletal oncology. In Orthopaedics and Trauma(2014),

Implant design influences patient outcome after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective double-blind randomised controlled trial. Bone Joint J. 2015 Jan;97-B(1):64-70.

The identification and quantification of instability in a primary total knee replacement prior to revision. Bone Joint J.2014 Oct;96-B(10):1339-43

Post-operative Oxford knee score can be used to indicate whether patient expectations have been achieved after primary total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb 1.

Mega prosthetic distal femoral arthroplasty for non-tumour indications: Does the indication affect the functional outcome and survivorship? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jan 31.

What determines patient satisfaction with surgery? A prospective cohort study of 4709 patients following total joint replacement. BMJ Open. 2013 Apr 9;3(4). 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals Division, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh 

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

Clinical Director, Orthopaedic and Trauma Service, NHS Lothian
Head of Elective Orthopaedic Service, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Lead Clinician, Scottish Sarcoma Service 2007- 2011
Speciality Editor, Bone and Joint Journal
Executive Committee, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
British Hip Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 446 3048
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I was appointed to the staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Murrayfield Hospital in 2003. I am a specialist hip and knee surgeon with particular expertise in difficult joint replacement surgery, and musculo-skeletal oncology surgery.

Personal profile:

I live south of Edinburgh with my wife and five children.

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Mr James Patton

Mr James Patton Orthopaedic Surgeon

Patient quote

'I had keyhole surgery on my knee performed by Mr Patton and he is a lovely man and you get treated so well in that hospital, I will eventually need two new knees so hopefully when the time comes it will be Mr Patton who does them for me'

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