Mr James Murray
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BChir, MA, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
I started practising as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. My elective NHS practice is based at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead, where I am the Trauma Director. I am the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.
I 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 I spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, under the supervision of Merv Cross. I gained valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery.
I was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship in 2006 and the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005.
I have a keen research and training interest, with numerous published peer-reviewed papers and my first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, was published in June 2008. I review for the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Further I am part of the Bristol Knee Group who undertake research and teaching in knee surgery in both the national and international arena.
My 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Murray at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hip and knee
Mr James Murray, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, explains that knee ligament surgery is when knee ligaments such as the anterior cruciate ligaments are reconstructed using other parts of the body or donor material.
ACL reconstruction is typically a day case procedure or requires an overnight stay if the surgery is late in the day. Full recovery usually takes around nine to 12 months for a return to competitive sports.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Avon Orthopaedic Centre and Southmead, North Bristol NHS Trust
I have a keen sporting interest, previously playing competitive squash, athletics and rugby, but now more as a spectator and recreational skier! Musically I am a keen pianist, from Blues to Classical, and enjoy the Bristol live music scene. I am married to a local GP and together we have three children.