Mr James David Press

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MB,BS; MRCS; Diploma of Orthopaedic Engineering; FRCS (Trauma + Orthopaedics).

Personal profile

Mr James Press qualified from St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1994. He worked for Professor Learmonth in Bristol before taking up his Specialist Registrar training on the Southwest rotation in Devon and Cornwall.

He undertook an extra year long fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty and computer navigation in Plymouth and was awarded my certificate of completion of specialist training in 2008.

Mr James Press worked for a further year as a consultant in Plymouth and moved to Ayrshire in April 2009 to take up his substantive post as Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Ayr Hospital. Ayr Hospital remains his NHS base but he also has practising privileges at two BMI hospitals - Carrick Glen, in Ayr and Ross Hall in Glasgow.

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests



  • Primary and revision lower limb arthroplasty including complex primary arthroplasty and joint replacement for young patients utilising alternative bearing surfaces

  • Computer navigation

  • Soft tissue injuries of the knee

  • Surgery of the forefoot

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