James Metcalfe

Plymouth Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic

For more information, please contact James's secretary, Elizabeth Binding on 01752702096 or email her here

Clinic times - Tuesday evenings, Wednesday daytime, Friday evenings,

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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery, complex lower limb trauma and children’s orthopaedics.

I graduated from Birmingham University Medical School in 1993 and after completing house jobs, I taught undergraduate medical students at Sheffield University Medical School. Basic surgical training was carried out at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and where I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

My orthopaedic training was based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry, which is a specialist unit, as well as the major Trauma Centre in Stoke-on-Trent. My training was in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Children’s Orthopaedics and I completed the FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics.

My National Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics was completed at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and a year was spent dealing with complex limb deformity, cerebral palsy and children’s trauma.

I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Nuffield Hospitals in 2006 and I treat foot and ankle conditions for adults as well as children. These conditions include bunions, painful feet, stiff and painful ankles. Complex lower limb deformity is another of my areas using specialist techniques and I still treat patients with cerebral palsy and hip conditions in children.

In addition to my clinical job, I am committed to education, teaching and examinations for medical students at the Peninsula Medical School.

I have also committed to sharing my skills with overseas hospitals and I was one of a team, which attended a surgical camp in Bangalore in 2010 operating on complex deformity in children. A forthcoming trip to Nepal in October 2013 will help treat local children with cerebral palsy.