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.
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
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
Advisor to the Orthopaedic industry on developments and advances in equipment and techniques