Mr James Childs

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon

MBChB FRCS(Orth) BSc PGCME


Specialises in

  • Articular cartilage repair
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy surgery

I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the management of disorders of the knee and hip. My clinical practice includes the treatment of sports injuries, ligament injuries, arthritis and patella instability.

I undertook my medical educational at the University of St. Andrews, University of Manchester and my specialist Orthopaedic training within the North West of England. After completing my training and becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, I undertook two fellowships to further my expertise in the management of knee and hip disorders. The first was at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where the focus was on joint preservation and the second at Wrightington Hospital where the focus was on joint replacement.

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General Medical Council Number: C7017138

Treatment information

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Hip surgery

Knee replacement (arthroplasty) including both partial (unicompartmental) and total knee replacement, soft tissue knee surgery (arthroscopic and open surgery) including ligament reconstruction and meniscal surgery (repair and resection). Anterior Cruciate Ligament / ACL surgery, knee preservation surgery including osteotomy around the knee and cartilage regeneration, Total hip replacement

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons England / 2017
Trauma and Orthopaedics

PGCME / Edge Hill University / 2016
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons England / 2011
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons England

MBChB / University of Manchester / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BSc / St. Andrews University / 2005
Medical Science BSc


Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association for Surgery of the Knee


Professional leadership

Theatre Clinical Lead, Royal Bolton Hospital
SAC Lead, Royal Bolton Hospital
Health Education England ARCP Support for North West England
Clinical Lead for Theatre Expansion, Royal Bolton Hospital

Royal Bolton Hospital 

I spend most of my time outside of work with my wife and children. We like to keep active and are regularly out exploring in the countryside with our cocker spaniel, friends and family or, on a rainy day at the local climbing wall or swimming pool.

I am a keen sportsman and when time allows, I enjoy playing golf, going mountaineering and fly fishing.

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Website mrjameschilds.com
Private secretary Ms Reilly
Private secretary telephone 0161 521 5628
Private secretary email info@mrjameschilds.com