James Ritchie

James Ritchie, consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with over two decades of experience, specialises in foot and ankle surgery for adults and children, including total ankle replacement, sports injuries, and fractures. Appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2005, he leads foot and ankle surgery development in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, with additional expertise in complex lower limb reconstruction.


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  • Paediatric
  • Foot & Ankle

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  • Maidstone
  • Tunbridge Wells

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Mr James Ritchie is a highly experienced orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with over 25 years of expertise. He graduated from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals London in 1995, and furthered his training with a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore. Specialising in foot and ankle problems in both children and adults, he offers comprehensive care ranging from foot pain to total ankle replacement. His commitment to teaching is evident through his involvement in various prestigious surgical training programmes and contributions to leading foot and ankle surgery courses. With a strong focus on foot and ankle surgery, Mr Ritchie holds a wealth of qualifications, including an MB.BS from Guy's and St Thomas's Medical School and memberships in key surgical associations like the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Orthopaedic Association. He has a particular interest in total ankle replacement, bunion correction, ankle arthroscopy, sports injuries, and various foot and ankle conditions. Mr Ritchie's dedication to advancing the field is showcased through his contributions to foot and ankle surgical textbooks, as well as his role in national and international conferences as a sought-after presenter. Beyond his medical practice, Mr Ritchie is actively involved in the scientific committees of prominent surgical societies. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Orthopaedic Association, as well as a key member of the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group for NHS England. His commitment to patient care, education, and innovation in foot and ankle surgery has established him as a respected figure in the field, both nationally and internationally.

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