James E. Arbuthnot MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth)



Jamie is an Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon based in South and East Birmingham (Solihull and Sutton Coldfield). He specialises in knee surgery, sports injuries and knee replacement. He has a particular interest in the treatment of early knee arthritis and cartilage injuries. He carries out knee arthroscopy (key-hole), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and carries out cartilage reconstruction. He also carries out surgery to the foot and ankle.

Few people truly appreciate the incredible biomechanics of the body until something goes wrong, such as when a sportsman sustains an injury or when a joint becomes worn out or arthritic. When there is a problem, the impact on someone’s life can be immense.

A joint injury or arthritis can mean that life becomes very difficult: activities, sports and pastimes that were central to someone’s life become impossible. In this situation it is very important that the best available medical advice is sought early to minimize the effect of the problem.

Some problems require patience and time, but some need timely intervention to optimize the outcome, such as when treating a cartilage injury sustained during sport.

Jamie specialises in orthopaedic surgery and sub-specialises in all aspects of knee problems and sports injuries. He carries out a high volume of knee replacement and arthroscopic (key-hole) procedures. He also carries out a high volume of ACL (anterior cuciate ligament) reconstruction and meniscal repair/resection procedures.

Jamie is committed to providing a high standard of care from first contact, through all treatments that you may require, finishing with follow-up care.

The website expresses the views of James Arbuthnot and is intended to provide information to assist people with their decision-making when seeking help with a joint injury or problem.

If you require a knee or hip replacement or have had a sports injury please use the patient information section to help you decide on the right option of treatment for you. This section includes advice on what to do if you don’t feel you are ready for surgery to help you cope with your problem. It also has information on what to expect if you and your surgeon decide that surgery is right for you.