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Mr James Fernandes

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS,D’Orth,MS Orth, Orth Liverpool,DNB Orth, FRCS Tr & Orth

Practices at: BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Mr James A Fernandes  has had broad training in general Orthopaedics in India, Liverpool and Sheffield in the UK, with further double fellowship training in paediatric orthopaedics and limb reconstruction at Sheffield Childrens Hospital a Centre of Excellence. He has been a visiting fellow at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas; Boston Children’s Hospital; International centre for limb lengthening, Baltimore; Ilizarov Institute of Limb Reconstruction, Kurgan, Siberia; Paley’s Advanced institute of limb lengthening, West Palm Beach, Florida.


  • National Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Sheffield Children’s hospital, 1998
  •  Paediatric Limb Reconstruction Fellowship, Sheffield Children’s hospital, 1996-97
  •  Senior Registrar, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Jan – June 1996

He  is presently  a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Sheffield Childrens NHS Trust delivering paediatric orthopaedics and limb reconstruction services including special interest in foot and ankle surgery since 2000. He is also a honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer ,University of Sheffield

Positions of additional responsibility:

  • 2016-18 Past President of the British Limb Reconstruction Society
  •  2015-18 Executive committee member British society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2014-2018 Secretary of the World ASAMI -BR
  • 2010 -16 Orthopaedic member and treasurer of the UK Skeletal dysplasia group  2009 -12 Secretary of the British Limb Reconstruction Society
  • 2008-ongoing Examiner at the Intercollegiate Board examinations and an Expert to NICE, UK.


  • 2012-15 Training Programme Director and Chairman of STC,South Yorkshire T&O rotation
  • 2009-12 Academic Training Programme Director, South Yorkshire T&O rotation

Clinical Interests

His paediatric special interests are in DDH, CTEV, limb reconstruction, congenital birth defects PFFD, Fibular Hemimelia, Congenital Pseudoarthroses of Tibia, Skeletal dysplasias especially Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Perthe’s disease and post traumatic deformities.

He also specialises in adult foot and ankle disorders including forefoot surgery i.e. Hallux Valgus (bunion), Metatarsalgia and toe deformities in his private practice at BMI Thornbury Hospital.

Professional Memberships

College Memberships:
  •  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Specialist Memberships:

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society (BLRS),
  • British Society of Children's Orthopaedic surgery (BSCOS)
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and ankle society (BOFAS)                                                  
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Group, UK
  • World Orthopaedic concern,UK

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