About Mr Kyle James
Kyle graduated from Guy’s, Kings and St.Thomas’ Medical Schools in 2002 completing his orthopaedic training in London and has completed two fellowships in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Beit Cure International Hospital, Malawi and at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia.
Kyle began as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital in 2013 working for 2 years. He then moved to Malawi to work as an orthopaedic surgeon and served as Medical Director at Beit Cure International Hospital for 4 years before he returned to UK and was appointed to his current post of Children’s and Adult Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton
His practice covers all aspects of paediatric orthopaedic surgery as well as delivering an adult and children’s on-call trauma service in a major trauma centre.
His expertise extends to the treatment of the following conditions: hip dysplasia, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE), deformity correction and limb reconstruction, Perthes disease, guided growth surgery, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, children’s foot and ankle conditions, clubfoot (CTEV), bone and joint infection, cavovarus foot deformity, flat feet.
Kyle strongly believes in ensuring all treatment options, both non-operative treatment and operative are carefully evaluated and always takes great care to explain to both the child and their parents, that orthopaedic treatment does not automatically mean having an operation.
At the initial consultation, Kyle will carefully assess the causes and symptoms of each child’s condition before recommending a tailored treatment plan, fully involving parents in all aspects of decision making to deliver the most effective treatment for their child.
Outside work, Kyle is passionate about adult and children trauma and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer on the Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences programme at Queen Mary University of London since 2014. He remains a keen supporter of Global Orthopaedic Surgery and continues to heavily involved in training and improving orthopaedic surgical provision in Africa. His hobbies include cycling and bouldering.
Mr Kyle James
MBBS Hons, BSc Hons, FRCS Tr &Orth
Paediatric Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Limb Reconstruction Society
- Member Specialist in Orthopaedics College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Honorary Senior Lecturer Trauma and Orthopaedics The Blizard Institute Centre for Trauma Sciences, Queen Mary University of London Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Educational Supervisor, KSS Orthopaedic registrar
Course and Faculty organiser, Paediatric Trauma Course, Brighton, Orthopaedic Research UK
Faculty British Limb Reconstruction Annual Meeting 2022
FRCS Examiner, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) 2021
Teaching courses attended:
- Training the Trainers course, Royal College of Surgeons, London
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2314-0156
Published Book Chapters
1] Basic Orthopaedic Sciences, 2nd Edition: Orthotics (Chapter 28)
Ramachandran, Kyle James and Lisa Mitchell (Ramachandran)
Ramachandran, Manoj. Basic Orthopaedic Sciences, 2nd Edition. CRC Press, 2017.
2] Paediatric Orthopaedics in Clinical Practice
J Wright, K James (2016) Chapter 6: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
L Jeyaseelan, K James (2016) Chapter 8: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
J Singh, S Heaton, K James (2016) Chapter 10: Paediatric Knee S Alazzawi, K James (2016) Chapter 14: Skeletal Dysplasia
In: Ramachandran M, Paterson JM, Barry M. Paediatric Orthopaedics in Clinical Practice. Aresti NA, editor. Springer; 2016. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-6769-3_14
3] A. Shetty, A. J. Tindall, K. D. James and G. Bhatnagar (2009) Chapter 3: Uncemented Total Hip Prosthesis with Hydroxyapatite Ceramic (HAC) Coating
In: Aoi, T. and Toshida, A. (eds) Hip Replacement: Approaches, Complications and Effectiveness. Nova Science Publishers Inc. ISBN 978-1-60692-326-9
Publications & Abstracts
- M Derias, J Amen, N Morrissey, G Alexander-Harvey, J Porter, Kyle James, T Crompton, S Maripuri -Paediatric Upper Limb Fracture Manipulation in A Children’s Emergency Department: Practice Changes During The COVID-19 Pandemic, British Journal of Surgery, Volume 108, Issue Supplement_6, September 2021, znab259.510, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab259.510
- Akaro IL, James K, Chokotho L, Burgess D, Mkandawire N, Samoyo PT. Treatment outcomes of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia at Beit Cure International Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. East and Central African Journal of Surgery. 2018;23(3):109-18.
- Rebekah J Parkes, Gary Parkes, Kyle James. A systematic review of cost-effectiveness, comparing traction to intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures, in the less economically developed context. BMJ Global Health Sep 2017, 2 (3) e000313; https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000313
- Andrea Yeo, Kyle James, Manoj Ramachandran. Normal lower limb variants in children. British Medical Journal 351 (2015): h3394. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3394
- Diagnostic Value of SPECT-Bone Scan in the assessment of femoral epiphyseal vascularity after surgical dislocation for slipped upper femoral epiphysis. K James, O Birke, P Gibbons, M Ramachandran, D Little. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. Vol 8, Sup 1: S24, 2014
CTEV (Clubfoot) from Tween to Teen – British Limb Reconstruction Meeting 24 March 2022
Bones, Moans and Blood Sucking Vampires – Orthopaedic Surgery in Malawi World Orthopaedic Concern 7th Annual Conference, 7 Jun 2021
London to Brighton Bike Ride June 2022