Mr James Bidwell

Mr James Bidwell

MBBS (Lon), FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics

Year qualified:

Professional memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology
  • Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • International Society of Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Professional profile:

I am a Specialist Lower Limb Surgeon, with strong areas of interest in soft tissue knee reconstruction, both primary and revision knee arthroplasty, primary hip arthroplasty and general orthopaedics.

The area of orthopaedic surgery that I work in is constantly changing, as research and new techniques bring improvements in treatments. I engage with these new developments to bring the best in evidence based and proven therapies to patients, along with careful introduction of newer treatment options.

For example, I have offered my patients Conformis customised knee replacement technology since 2018, making me the most experienced Conformis surgeon in Scotland.
My colleagues and I now can offer a UK training centre for other orthopaedic surgeons.
Conformis is a bespoke knee replacement ,individually manufactured, based on a CT scan of your knee, compared to an off-the-shelf knee which comes in a standard range of sizes. Each implant is designed to provide a customised fit to your knee, helping reduce sizing compromises that can lead to long-term pain after surgery. The implant restores the natural shape of your anatomy which could lead to a more stable and natural feeling knee. Traditional knee replacement surgery can have a satisfaction rate of around 80% however studies on Conformis have shown this to be as high as 95%.

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