Mr James Buchanan

Mr James Buchanan

Jamie Buchanan

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03166145

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Appointed as an orthopaedic consultant in 1998 I specialise in upper limb, particularly shoulder and elbow.
My practice includes arthroscopic surgery and open surgery, including joint replacement (I am one of the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeons in the country).
In addition, I am a national level examiner in orthopaedic surgery and I instruct on arthroscopic courses for trainees.
I am a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society as well as the South Thames shoulder & elbow group.

Areas of interest

Elbow surgery; Upper limb surgery; Shoulder surgery; Arthroscopy;

Wrist & Hand- Carpal tunnel release; Trigger thumb release; Trigger finger release; Treatment of inflamed wrist tendons (de Quervain's tenosynovitis; Surgery for contractures in the palm (Dupuytrens Disease)

Elbow Ulnar nerve release; Treatment for both Golfers and Tennis elbow; Elbow arthritis including elbow replacement

Shoulder: Frozen shoulder; Rotator cuff impingement and repair; Shoulder pain
Fracture fixation; AC joint reconstruction;
Major interest in shoulder replacement including use of the "Reverse" shoulder replacement both in the presence of arthritis or fracture.

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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (5-50)

  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

  • W7872

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (1-5)

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