Mr James Murray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BChir, MA, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Murray at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hip and knee

Other treatments

  • Knee surgery
  • Sports injury

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

Knee surgery
Sports injury
Orthopaedic surgery

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.

Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4031
Private secretary Lorna Strydom
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4031
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Avon Orthopaedic Centre and Southmead, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

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 enjoys the Bristol live music scene. I am married to a local GP and together we have three children.

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