Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Mr Christopher James is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand and Wrist Surgeon who specialises in upper limb and hand surgery, including arthritis of the hand and wrist, sports injuries, nerve conditions and hand and wrist fractures.  In addition to his private practice at One Ashford Hospital, he is also an NHS consultant at The Kent East NHS Trust.

Clinical Interests

  • Elective hand and wrist surgery
  • Open and keyhole arthroscopic techniques
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand including fusion and joint replacement procedures
  • Sporting and overuse conditions
  • Nerve conditions – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist

Year Qualified

2000

NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Professional Profile

Mr James qualified as a doctor in 2000 at St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London and went on to train with the prestigious Guys and St Thomas South East Orthopaedic Training Programme. Due to the progress and dedication he exhibited during his training, he was invited to join an Upper Limb and Microsurgical Fellowship Programme in Brisbane, Australia. During this fellowship, he worked tirelessly with internationally renowned Orthopaedic Surgeons, increasing his knowledge and capacity to treat complex orthopaedic issues.

 

Mr James was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon in 2014, at Kent East NHS Trust. Christopher is also well established in the research community, authoring various journal publications.

Personal Profile

Mr James keeps fit with cycling and running regularly. This is often now with his 2 children and dog who join him.  Aside from this he is an avid cook and truly enjoys an evening of great food and drink.

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Reviews

iWantGreatCare

Here at One Ashford Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patient’s think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Mr Chris James.

You can also see further reviews from patients on the independent website I Want Great Care here

Mr James performed an excellent operation on my thumb, giving me pain-free movement.

Brilliant! I have had other operations by Mr James in past. Watching the op on the monitor and explaining the procedure by Mr James was amazing. The theatre staff & anaesthetist were also all brilliant.

I would like to thank Mr James for making my first visit to the hospital a positive one. Thank you.

Mr James could not have been friendlier and more welcoming, had he been a long-lost brother! A marvellous bedside manner.

I was very happy with Mr James. I was asleep when he cut me open though!

Mr James is extremely professional and very approachable at all times. His skill as a surgeon and care of his patient and staff is exemplary.

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Research & Publications

Chris has always been involved in up to date practice of medicine. He has published internationally and co-authored books. Currently he is an investigator for a clinical trial within the Trust assessing effectiveness of treatment for hand arthritis.

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Articles

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Key Facts

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common disabling condition of the hand, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It can be extremely painful, causing numbness, tingling, itching and weakness in the palm of the hand and fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle fingers.

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Wide Awake Surgery

Following the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our patients is becoming even more crucial than ever. Where previous operations were mostly performed asleep under general anaesthetic, medical advances have made it possible to now operate with patients awake during their procedure. 

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Home and in the Workplace

Mr Chris James, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital explains more on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, along with treatment options available at the hospital.

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Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Mr Christopher James

MBBS; Dip (Tr & Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Mr Chris James discusses Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, common symptoms, causes, and recommended treatments

Learn more on Mr Chris James, why he chose to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon and what he enjoys most about his job

Learn more on Dupuytren’s Contracture with Mr Chris James, Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Hand and wrist arthritis, common symptoms and available treatment options

Mr Chris James, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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