Personal profile

After completing his surgical training as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, Mr James Berstock undertook a further three years of advanced surgical training to learn the latest techniques and strategies for helping patients with hip and knee problems.

He was the 2018 recipient of the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Scholarship, an award which was presented to him in Las Vegas for career long achievements in the field of hip and knee joint replacement.

He spent a year in Vancouver working in one of the world's most prestigious and impressive arthroplasty units, gaining a wealth of experience in hip and knee joint replacement. His other fellowships include the Bristol hip surgery fellowship where he gained additional experience in hip preservation and arthroscopic hip surgery, and a fellowship in complex adult lower limb trauma.

His formal academic training has been acquired as the advanced hip research fellow in Bristol, where he completed his MD thesis exploring how different approaches to hip and knee surgery can improve the results for patients. Following this, he completed a NIHR funded Clinical Lectureship at the University of Bristol.

His research interests are focussed around getting the best possible results for patients. He currently serves as the Editor-in Chief of Hip International which helps keep him on top of the very latest developments in his field.

Professional Memberships

  • European Hip Society

Clinical Interests

Mr Berstock's clinical interests stem from research experience in maximising outcomes for patients and mitigating the risk of complications. He also has expertise in enhanced recovery and has set up day case joint replacement services.

  • Hip replacement
  • Young adult hip surgery and hip arthroscopy
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement

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