James Young
FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

Jamie trained at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in Hampstead, London, graduating in 2000. During this time he completed an intercalated Batchelor of Science degree in Orthopaedic Science at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He undertook surgical training in London followed by higher Orthopaedic training on the Southwest Thames programme.

In 2014 he accepted fellowships at two internationally recognised centres of excellence, gaining specialist experience in all aspects of knee surgery. During this time he was fortunate to learn advanced arthroplasty techniques, such as navigation and robotically-assisted surgery, from one of the masters of computer-assisted surgery, Dr Bill Donnelly. This was followed by a year diagnosing and treating professional/elite athletes (Australian Wallabies rugby, Queensland Reds, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Suns) and weekend-warriors alike with one of the worlds great sports knee surgeons, Dr Peter Myers.

Jamie returned to the UK with his family in 2016, having been appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, where he specialises in surgery of the knee. He continues to have an avid interest in scientific research and is well-published in peer-reviewed journals. His work has been presented at prestigious international conferences, both at home and abroad. Current research interests include enhanced patient recovery after joint replacement surgery, improving clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair techniques and meniscal allograft transplantation. He is a keen teacher of the local Orthopaedic trainees and examines regularly on the nationally-acclaimed Wrightington FRCS course.

Outside orthopaedics Jamie is a keen sportsman. He has both played and coached representative rugby at a high level and continues to enjoy competitive sport as well as mountain-biking and skiing with his family. His sporting background and his own injury setbacks have allowed a keen understanding of their effect on an athlete, both physically and psychologically. This helps him develop a tailored and structured approach to each patient individually to help achieve optimum outcomes and a successful return to sport and activity.

Society Memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • South East Knee Study Group

Knee Surgery undertaken

Knee Ligament Repair & Reconstruction:

  • Primary and revision ACL surgery
  • Other knee ligament repair and reconstruction (PCL, MCL, LCL and Posterolateral corner injuries)

Cartilage surgery:

  • Chondroplasty
  • Micro-fracture

Meniscal surgery:

  • Meniscal debridement
  • Meniscal repair
  • Meniscal transplantation

Patella stabilisation procedures:

  • MPFL reconstruction
  • Bony re-alignment surgery

For arthritic conditions:

  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Knee Osteotomy



A Professional Team

Our specialist surgeons are comprehensively supported by a team who are there to help at every step.