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James Murray

MA FRCS (Tr and Orth) MB BChir (Cantab)

Mr James Murray started practicing as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds elective NHS posts at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre where he is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics, Southmead Hospital, and at Frenchay Hospital where he is also Trauma Director.

James graduated from Cambridge, underwent basic surgical training at Oxford before working in knee and hip research in Newcastle. He then entered orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery and won the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005. In 2006, he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, gaining valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Merv Cross. That same year he was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship.  

James has a keen research and training interest having written numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, which was published in June 2008. He also reviews for the journal, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and is a member of the Bristol Knee Group which carries out research and teaching related to knee surgery both in the UK and internationally.

His extensive experience has enabled him to offer a comprehensive knee service in both the public and private sectors. He is able to solve even the most complex of knee problems, reconstructing joints in patients with degenerative disease or those unfortunate enough to need a revision after their first or even second knee replacement. However, his main focus is on early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and day-case ligament reconstruction.

James has a keen sporting interest, previously playing competitive squash, athletics and rugby, but now he tends to be more of a spectator and recreational skier! He is also a keen pianist, playing anything from Blues to Classical, and enjoys the Bristol live music scene. He is married to a local GP and together they have three children.