Mr James Thomas Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Orth)

Personal profile

Mr James Smith is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and his practice concentrates on the lower limb. His training was focused on joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. He also offers a service for sports injuries, including arthroscopic knee surgery as well as a trauma service.

Mr Smith was born and raised in Kent. He qualified in2000 at St George’s Hospital Medical School. His specialist orthopaedic training was in the South East. He also completed two surgical fellowships, one in Calgary, Canada and one in the UK at Guy’s Hospital, London.

Mr Smith was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in April 2012. His specialist interests are:


  • Hip and knee surgery

  • Revision hip and knee surgery

  • Forefoot surgery


He has a keen interest in enhanced recovery of patients following joint replacement surgery enabling patients to mobilise and return home earlier following treatment.

Professional Membership



  • British orthopaedic Association

  • Royal College of Surgeons

  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests



  • Primary hip and knee replacement

  • Revision hip and knee replacement

  • Foot and ankle surgery

  • Knee arthroscopy

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