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Mr James Robinson is an experienced and skilled specialist knee surgeon with a demonstrated international reputation. He has a particular specialist interest in arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, cartilage and meniscus repair, uni-compartmental knee replacement and osteotomy.

is widely recognised in surgeon education. He has developed instrumentation and techniques for arthroscopic surgery and often invited to teach, lecture and demonstrate surgical techniques around the world. He has been the invited international speaker at the Norwegian Arthroscopy Society, Australian Knee Society and Danish Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology. His regular attendance as faculty for international congresses has given him an invaluable exposure to the latest evidence and state-of -the-art treatments.

He has published many research articles and book chapters on knee surgery and has received awards, both nationally and internationally, for his research including
the BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) President’s medal.

James’ NHS at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre provides a tertiary referral service for patients from around the South West with complex soft tissue knee problems.
Mr Robinson undertook his orthopaedic training in at the Imperial College, London and his thesis on medial ligament injuries of the knee and was awarded the Master of Surgery degree. He spent a year’s fellowship in Bordeaux at the ‘Clinique du Sport’ and a further six month’s fellowship in the UK specialising in uni-compartmental knee replacement. He recently undertook an 18-month sabbatical working full time at the International Knee and Joint Centre in Abu Dhabi where he started meniscal transplant service and worked with many of the professional sports clubs in the Emirate.

His other roles include: member of the Arthroscopy committee for ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), member of the ESSKA Collateral ligaments Working Group, member of the International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum and member of the prestigious international ACL Study Group (of which there have been only 10 surgeons elected from the UK). He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and on the steering committee for the UK National Ligament registry - improving best practices by constant analysis of knee ligament reconstruction outcomes.

Clinical Interests

  • Member - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group
  • Member – International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum
  • Arthroscopy Committee member - European Society for Sports traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Collateral Ligaments Working Group – European Society for Sports traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Member - International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Member - British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Member - SFA (Société Française d’arthroscopie)

Professional Memberships

  • Knee Surgery and Sports Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Medial & Lateral ligament injury. Posterior Cruciate Reconstruction 
  • Meniscus Repair and Meniscus Transplant
  • Cartilage repair
  • Treatment of Early Arthritis – High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Partial Knee Replacement 

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