Mr Chris James, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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Mr Christopher James

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

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon


Year Qualified





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


Specialising In



Professional Profile

Chris began surgical training in 2001 in London. He subsequently trained within the South London Orthopaedic Training Program where he discovered his passion for specialist hand and wrist surgery.


In 2013 he spent a year on a specialist hand fellowship with world renowned surgeon Mark Ross at the Brisbane Upper Limb Institute. Here he gained specialist experience managing complex upper limb conditions including microsurgery.


He is a full time NHS consultant residing at the William Harvey and Canterbury Hospitals where he delivers the Hand service to the local populations.



Personal Profile

Chris 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.


Patient Reviews

Please see reviews from patients on independent website i Want Great Care here


Memberships & Associations

  • General Medical Council


Research Interests

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.


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust