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Mr James Bliss

Mr James Bliss
Job title
Consultant Knee Surgeon
Primary specialtyOrthopaedic Surgery
BSc in experimental pathology
MBBS with honours in medicine
FRCS (Orthopaedics) including gold medal in 2000
Year qualified
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Mr James Bliss BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orthopaedics), a knee surgeon with particular interest in knee surgery and sports medicine, works in a large teaching hospital in Central London. He qualified in London in 1990 and underwent basic surgical training in London and Canterbury. In 1995, he was appointed to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington as a higher surgical trainee in orthopaedics and trauma. The circuit involved training in Ascot, Harrow, Reading and Stanmore as well Central London. In 2001, he spent a year in knee surgery training via the fellowship programme in the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2002, he worked as a locum consultant at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington before being appointed as a consultant knee surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust in the same year. Since 2002 his orthopaedic practice in both the NHS and private practice has specialised only in knee surgery. He has carried out well over 100 ligament reconstructions per year, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and multi-ligament reconstruction in both acute and chronic setting, using both autograft and allograft techniques. He performs knee joint replacements and has significant interest in osteotomy (realignment) procedures around the knee using state-of-the-art titanium and bone graft techniques. Professional qualifications BSc in experimental pathology MBBS with honours in medicine FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons, England FRCS (Orthopaedics) - including the gold medal in 2000 Membership of professional bodies British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) British Orthopaedic Association American Orthopaedic Association Published papers Enhancement of ligament healing Books and publications Ligament healing and biology Petite fracture management and role of CT Education and training Trainer for South East Thames Orthopaedic circuit Faculty director for ACL, Osteotomy and Arthroplasty courses for Europe and International Media and press Regular exposure as a surgeon on 'BBC City Hospital' program Orthopaedic spokesman for techniques at a number of publications Other Advisor to the Orthopaedic industry on developments and advances in equipment and techniques
Clinical interests
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in both acute and chronic setting Multi-ligament reconstructions in both acute and chronic setting ACL reconstructions using both autograft and allograft techniques Osteotomy (realignment) procedures around the knee, including realignment of the patella, tibia, femur, using state-of-the-art titanium plates and bone graft techniques Knee joint replacements Uni-compartmental (partial replacement) Total knee replacement Revision total knee replacement
Research interests
Mr Bliss has been involved in the research on ligament reconstruction, particularly of the anterior cruciate ligament and also in developing new methods of reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament. He has considerable experience in the use and development of collagen grafts for knee surgery and have setup international instructional courses on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and joint replacement.
Professional memberships
British Association of Surgery of the Knee
British Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Association
NHS Hospital
Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust
Private hospital/Private clinic
The London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley St
Greater London
Mr James Bliss
27 Tooley St
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
02072 342186
Call for appointments:
02072 342186
0207 234 2300