Mr James Young
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Young specialises in knee problems including knee ligament injuries, cartilage & meniscal damage and painful arthritis.
Having completed his specialist training in London he spent two years working in Brisbane, Australia with internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons at two elite centres of excellence. This invaluable experience has allowed him to bring cutting edge advances to his Orthopaedic practice. He is now fellowship trained in state of the art Orthopaedic joint replacement surgery using both computer-assisted and robotically-assisted techniques, designed to improve implant position and accuracy. He spent a further year specialising in elite sports injury surgery treating professional athletes under the tutorship of Dr Peter Myers, one of the worlds pre-eminent sports knee surgeons.
I am passionate about Orthopaedics and specifically knee surgery. My drive is to help you get back to your best and achieve your goals.
As a sportsman myself (though not quite at the same level these days) I understand the impact that sports injuries have, both physically and psychologically, and will give you the best and most current evidence-based and highly-personalised approach to getting over your injury and setting clear goals for your recovery.
Painful arthritis is extremely debilitating and affects us both physically and mentally. Arthritis, depending on its severity, can be treated without surgery and a structured programme specifically tailored to you will often be successful. When surgery is necessary then new technological advances in implant materials and design as well as significant improvements in surgical technique mean that we can plan your surgery with confidence. Rest assured that we will only ever suggest the use of the safest implants with the best evidence-based survival and outcome data.
Recent & Current Appointments
Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks Hospitals, Kent
Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery (KIMS), Maidstone, Kent
The Nuffield Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
Teaching, Lectures and Publications
Sports knee lectures (ACL injuries, Meniscal repair and Meniscal Allograft Transplantation) both regionally and nationally
Invicta Club – Course convenor
Wrightington FRCS Orthopaedic Examination Course – invited faculty
In addition Mr Young has keen research interests in to ACL graft choice, paediatric ACL injuries, meniscal repair and meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT). He presents his work nationally and internationally at the major Orthopaedic meetings and continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
All other knee ligament injuries (PCL, MCL, LCL/PLC)
Meniscal Allograft Transplantation (MAT)
Sports Knee injuries
Knee Arthritis (partial replacement, total replacement and knee osteotomy)
Patella instability (dislocations)
FRCS (Tr & Orth) – The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
MRCS – The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2004
MB BS – The University of London (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine) 2000
BSc (Hons) – The University of London (Stanmore) 1999
Having played sport to a reasonable standard for over 25 years I was diagnosed with a chronic knee issue which required surgery and rehab. The whole journey from diagnosis through surgery and rehab and now back to sport and motorcycling has been successful, the treatment has been first class and rewarding. If necessary in the future I will return to Mr Young with confidence knowing I will receive the best treatment available and expertise to match
We were impressed with the care and attention Jamie received from you from the consultation stage to post-surgery and felt that he was in the best hands, given our concerns about the complexity of the injury and the risks of having surgery weighed against doing nothing. I certainly wish you and your team all the best with this endeavour.
From my first meeting with Mr Young I was very impressed. He put me at ease straight away with his comfortable and relaxed style mixed with his abundant knowledge and ability to express in a way that I could understand. He was clear in the different options open to me and what each would mean so that deciding on the right course of action, for me, was relatively straight forward.
I feel extremely privileged to have had the support I have had and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved.
To my theatre team, James, Dr Browning, Miguel et all
Thank you for the expert and professional way in which you carried out my knee arthroplasty. You set me at ease and made light of what you were about to do – so much so that I was surprised when I was told it was all over!
Rehab is going well. Changed the dressing today and it’s a very neat scar
I feel greatly honoured to be asked for an opinion on your group of high quality orthopaedic surgeons – it seems to me a super idea and just what the NHS in its 70th year should be addressing, so well done all of you. As for my care from the surgery onwards has been wonderful. The surgery has been superb and the excellent post operative care has been great for which I am extremely grateful.
Thank you all,
I first met Mr James Young in 2017 because of problems with my knees and right hip wasn’t too clever either. I found him a very friendly approachable gentleman, caring but above all a brilliant surgeon who gave me a great new knee (you can barely see the scar)
My hip which was operated on the 16th May looks good, and I am looking forward to my follow up appointment. I wish Mr Young and all your team the very best.
Thank you all, Sincerely