Mr James (Sam) Patton

Mr James (Sam) Patton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Orth), FRCS (Ed), MB ChB

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • MAKO robot assisted hip and knee surgery
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Wednesday: 8am - 11am / 5.30pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Mr James (Sam) Patton is from £180.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James (Sam) Patton at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Lumps and bumps
  • Revision joint replacement
  • Robot-assisted MAKO partial knee replacement
  • Robot-assisted MAKO total hip replacement
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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 musculoskeletal oncology surgery.

I’ve trained on the Stryker Mako robotic arm technology in both Australia and Germany. I believe the robot will have a major effect on partial knee replacements. Using the robotic arm means I can personalise every operation to suit each of my patients, and make alterations mid-operation that couldn’t be made using previous surgical methods.

General Medical Council Number: C3556384

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Hip Society
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association
Executive Committee, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Director, Orthopaedic and Trauma Service, NHS Lothian
Head of Elective Orthopaedic Service, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lothian University Hospitals Division, New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh 
Clinical Director, Orthopaedic and Trauma Service, NHS Lothian                                           
Head of Elective Orthopaedic Service, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Personal profile

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

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary 0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax 0131 447 5778
Private secretary email
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