Consultant Profile

Mr James Wimhurst

Mr James Wimhurst MChir, MA, MB BChir, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:
Hip and knee replacement surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Research interests:
Longevity of hip replacements
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust. Chairman, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
British Hip Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255 574
Private secretary:
Sarah French
Private secretary telephone number:
01603 255 528
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
After graduating from Cambridge in 1991, I trained in trauma & orthopaedic surgery in Oxford, Cambridge & Norwich. In 2000 I obtained a Master of Surgery (MChir) degree, submitting a thesis on the causes of loosening of joint replacements. In 2002 I spent a year in Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in revision hip surgery, before being appointed as a Consultant in Norwich in 2003.

My main interest is in hip and knee replacement surgery, including revision operations.

In 2007 I was awarded the British & American Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship, visiting specialist hip surgery units throughout North America.
Personal profile:
I am married with three young children

I have always been a very keen sportsman, playing rugby & cricket to a reasonable standard. Unfortunately my days of really competitive sport are behind me but I continue to play social cricket, tennis & golf.

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Mr James Wimhurst

Mr James Wimhurst Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

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