Mr James Donaldson

Orthopaedic surgeon in
London

Elstree
&
Watford

MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCS (Tr&Orth)

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Mr James Donaldson is one of London's most highly-skilled orthopaedic surgeons. Operating from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he has a special interest in hip replacements, knee replacements, using stem cells for cartilage replacements, soft tissue knee surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery and ligament reconstruction.

Mr Donaldson was awarded his first medical qualification at University College London Medical School in 2002, receiving a certificate of merit in his MB finals. He then worked on the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital rotation until 2013 to complete his training. Mr Donaldson went on to complete two sub-specialist fellowships: a one-year international fellowship in Toronto, Canada and a six month fellowship at Stanmore on the joint reconstruction unit. He is currently a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital. He additionally worked as consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. He is on the clinical governance committee at Stanmore and also sits on a number of multidisciplinary national meetings for complex case referral. 

Throughout Mr Donaldson's illustrious career, he has been awarded ten academic prizes including a surgery distinction in 2000 and a pharmacology certificate of merit in 1998. Later on his career, he was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Preiskel Elective Prize in 2001 and the Jacques Duparc prize from the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2009. He has written numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored a website for junior orthopaedic trainees and medical students. He is a member of a number of professional bodies such as the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons.

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05/11/2021

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I had Robotic TKR surgery on my left knee in April this year & I am very happy with the outcome. I am having same surgery on my right knee on 8/11/21 & I am confident of the same outcome. He is professional and dedicated and inspires trust & confidence

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04/11/2021

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I was very anxious prior to my operation but Mr Donaldson was extremely good at answering all of the questions I had. I am now able to live a pain free life since my hip replacement and would not hesitate to recommend him and his team.

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04/11/2021

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From my 1st consultation, I felt completely confident. Mr Donaldson always took time to explain and answer Q’s. On Op day, he reassured me again. I am delighted to say that thanks to his expertise & manner, I am now pain free & mobile. I recommend him.

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26/02/2018

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