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Mr James Platt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sc, MB BS, BSc (Hons.), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practices at: Bishops Wood Hospital

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Personal Profile

Personal Profile

Mr Platt is a Consultant lower limb surgeon specialising in knee and hip surgery.

He commenced his medical studies in 1994 at St Mary’s Hospital, London and qualified in 2001 with a Distinction in Surgery. He was 
a prize-winner for his overall performance in final medical exams. 

Prior to completion of his medical studies, he took two years out from his medical degree to complete an additional two degrees. Firstly came a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Neuroscience at Imperial College, London and later he was awarded a scholarship to Oxford University, studying at University College, Oxford to 
complete a Master of Science (MSc) in Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology). His MSc research on novel salivary gland imaging techniques was presented at national and international meetings.

After house jobs, came basic surgical training at University College Hospitals, London and he moved on to complete his higher Orthopaedic surgical training on the prestigious North West Thames training programme, working in Central London specialist centres including Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital as well as several busy District General Hospitals. Upon completion of his training he undertook subspecialist training on a fellowship in soft tissue knee surgery and knee arthroplasty (replacement) at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent.

Mr Platt returned to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to take up an appointment as a Consultant hip and knee surgeon where he worked for two years before moving to Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital where he was worked in his present post since 2017. 

He has published several articles on a variety of orthopaedic topics covering both the knee and ankle, on surgical techniques and has written a book. 

Mr Platt is a committed teacher; in addition to directly supervising trainee Orthopaedic surgeons, he gives lectures to Orthopaedic surgical trainees, Orthopaedic MSc students as well as industry bodies. He is a faculty member on the renowned Miller FRCS exam revision course and the Chelsea Basic Arthroscopy Course. Mr Platt was course convenor for prospective Orthopaedic trainees covering the practical skills required to secure a position on an Orthopaedic training programme.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

His practice encompasses treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee, sports injuries and young adult arthritic conditions of the knee and he has a particular interest in partial (unicondylar or half) knee replacement surgery. He is the surgical lead for Hip fracture care at Hillingdon Hospital.

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England