James Smith
BM BSc DM FRCS (Tr&Orth)

James Smith

James Smith is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty training in reconstructive knee and hip surgery. His practice includes knee and hip replacement, ligament reconstruction and keyhole surgery. He has an interest in treating sports and traumatic injuries and as a Founder Member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, he understands how orthopaedic conditions affect patients’ lives, activities and overall wellbeing.

After graduating from Southampton University School of Medicine in 2003, Mr Smith undertook Surgical Training within the Wessex region. During this time, he undertook research into the use of stem cell technology to regenerate skeletal tissues. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in 2013 before completing Orthopaedic Higher Surgical training, gaining FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2015.

In 2016, Mr Smith was selected for the BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) Fellowship in Bournemouth, UK and then the Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Trauma Surgery Fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand. During this time, he developed his expertise in primary and revision joint replacements using patient-specific computer-navigation techniques, as well as soft tissue and arthroscopic (keyhole) ligament reconstruction.

Mr Smith maintains an active and ongoing medical research interest, keeping abreast with new diagnostic techniques and treatments. He has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and regularly speaks at orthopaedic conferences and events. He lives in Dorset with his wife, a local GP, enjoying an active lifestyle in the countryside.

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, England (FRCS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
  • The Private Practice Register (PPR)

For more information about James Smith, please visit his website: www.kneesmith.co.uk

For information about Mr Smith’s research, please visit: www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Smith60