Mr James Wimhurst

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MChir, MA, MB BChir, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


Specialises in

My main interest is in hip and knee replacement surgery, including revision operations.

After graduating from Cambridge in 1991, I trained in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich. In 2000 I obtained a Master of Surgery (MChir) degree, submitting a thesis on the causes of loosening of joint replacements. In 2002 I spent a year in Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in revision hip surgery, before being appointed as a Consultant in Norwich in 2003.

In 2007 I was awarded the British and American Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship, visiting specialist hip surgery units throughout North America.

Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Arthroscopy
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

British Hip Society

  • Longevity of hip replacements

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

Chairman, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia

I am married with three young children. I have always been a very keen sportsman, playing rugby and cricket to a reasonable standard. Unfortunately my days of really competitive sport are behind me but I continue to play social cricket, tennis and golf.

Telephone 01603 255 614
Private secretary Dawn Trask
Private secretary telephone 01603 255 507
Private secretary email dawn.trask@spirehealthcare.com