Mr James Donaldson

Mr James Donaldson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement and arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Arthroscopic and soft tissue knee surgery
  • Robot-assisted CORI™ hip and knee replacement

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My practice is divided between hip and knee surgeries including primary and complex primary replacements, revision surgeries for failure or infection, as well as arthroscopic and soft tissue knee surgery and osteotomies. In addition I have an on-going academic and clinical interest in cartilage regeneration and stem cell transplant for knee chondral defects.

I qualified from University College London Medical School in 2002 and trained on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotation. I achieved my completion of training in 2013 and undertook two subspecialist fellowships in hip and knee arthroplasty: a one year international fellowship in Toronto, Canada and a six month fellowship on the Joint Reconstruction Unit at Stanmore.

I am the clinical director for the specialist hip and knee unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I am on the clinical quality governance committee at Stanmore. I also sit on, and am involved in, a number of multidisciplinary meetings where nationally referred complex cases are referred for advice and ongoing management (eg metal debris meeting, prosthetic joint infection meeting).


General Medical Council Number: C6050025

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Arthroscopic and soft tissue knee surgery
  • Cartilage regeneration, stem cell surgery for chondral defects and joint preserving procedures, including osteotomy
  • Infected hip and knee replacements
  • Partial and total knee replacements, complex primary and revision knee replacements
  • Patellofemoral re-alignment procedures.
  • Patient specific and customised implants
  • Primary, complex primary and revision hip replacements
  • Robot-assisted NAVIO™ total knee replacement

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Additional information

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Soft tissue injuries

MBBS / University College London / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

General Medical Council (GMC)

Royal College of Surgeons

I have been awarded 10 academic prizes throughout my career and have written numerous textbook chapters as well as 23 articles in peer reviewed journals. I have presented at both national and international meetings and remain a keen teacher. I have co-authored a website for junior orthopaedic trainees and medical students and am an invited faculty member on a number of national courses on both hip and knee surgery.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

I enjoy spending time with my young children and wife. I remain a keen traveller and enjoy experiencing new cultures and ideas. I like to remain active and continue to enjoy running, skiing and playing tennis.

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Jo Maleney
Private secretary telephone 020 8901 0341
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