Mr James Robinson



GMC number: 4220688

Practising since: 1995


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr James R Robinson is a consultant knee surgeon, whose specialist interests include key-hole (arthroscopic) knee surgery, ligament reconstruction and partial knee replacements. 

He has published many research articles and book chapters on knee surgery and has received awards, both nationally and internationally, including the BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) Presidents medal. He has developed surgical techniques and instruments for knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage treatment, meniscal repair and partial knee replacements. He is regularly invited to lecture, teach, and demonstrate surgical techniques at international meetings around the world. This has given him an invaluable exposure to the latest evidence and state-of -the-art treatments.

Mr Robinson undertook his orthopaedic training at Imperial College, London and his thesis on medial knee injuries was awarded the prestigious Master of Surgery degree. He has a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, cartilage and meniscus repair, unicompartmental knee replacement and osteotomy. He spent a year’s fellowship in Bordeaux at the ‘Clinique du Sport’ and a further six month’s fellowship in the UK specialising in partial knee replacement. He recently undertook an 18-month sabbatical working at the International Knee and Joint Centre in Abu Dhabi, where he started meniscus transplant service. 

His other roles include: member of the Arthroscopy committee for ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), member of the ESSKA Collateral Ligaments Working Group, member of the international Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Study group. He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. He sits on the steering committee for the UK National Ligament registry.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Robinson at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

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Related experience


Journal Publications:

  • Knotless Anchor Fixation for Transosseous Meniscal Root Repair Using Suture Tape is Inferior Compared with Button or Screw Fixation: A Biomechanical Study Robinson et al. Orthopaedic Journal Sports Med 2020
  • The superficial medial collateral ligament is the major restraint to anteromedial instability of the knee. Weirer et al. KSSTA 2020
  • Large variability exists in the management of posterolateral corner injuries in the global surgical community Gelber et al. KSSTA 2020
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Placement: An Analysis of the Intended Versus Achieved Position for 221 International High-Volume ACL Surgeons Robinson et al. Am J Sports Med 2020 48:5 p 1008-99
  • Minimum 10-year outcomes of a fixed bearing all-polyethylene uni-compartmental knee replacement used to treat medial osteoarthritis Bruce et al. The Knee 2020
  • Anteromediale Instabilitat des Kniegelenks (Anteromedial Instability of the Knee) Award winner. Weirer et al. Arthroskopie 2020 33,29–33
  • Posterolateral corner of the knee: an expert consensus on diagnosis, classification, treatment and rehabilitation Chahla et al. KSSTA 2019
  • Anatomic Posterolateral corner reconstruction using single graft plus adjustable-loop suspensory fixation device Wood et al. Arthroscopy 2019
  • Outcome of revision UKR to TKR when compared to a matched group of TKR of same total arthroplasty lifespan Jonas et al. Knee 2019
  • The Avon Patello-femoral joint replacement: 2 to 18-year results of a large single centre cohort Metcalfe et al. BJJ 2018 Sep;100-B(9):1162-1167
  • The Strengthof Transosseous Medial Meniscal Repair Using a Simple Suture Technique is dependent on Suture Material and Position. Robinson et al. Am J Sports Med 2018 Mar;46(4):924-932
  • Incarcerationof the medial collateral ligament in the intercondylar notch following proximal avulsion Walton et al.  Skeletal radiol 2017 Nov;46(11):1575-1578
  • Implicationsof the getting it right first-time initiative for regional knee arthroplasty services Barksfield et al. Knee 2017 Oct;24(5):1191-1197
  • Meniscus Root Repair Current Concepts Robinson and Jermin, Asian Journal of Arthroscopy 2016 Aug-Nov (2): 35-46
  • The Journey Patello-femoral joint replacement: A minimum 5-year follow-up study Ahearn et al. Knee 2016 Oct 28;23(5):900-4
  • International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) 2015 Consensus Statement on the Practice Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. Getgood et al. and the IMREF group, Am J Sp Med 2016, Aug 2016 (listed as contributing author)
  • Survivorship and clinical outcome of the minimally invasive Uniglide medial fixed bearing, all-polyethylene tibia, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a mean follow-up of 7.3 years. Forster-Horvath et al. 2016 Aug 6. (16)30104-1
  • Patient Reported Kneeling Ability in Fixed and Mobile Knee Arthroplasty Artz et al. J Arthroplasty 2015, Dec 30(12)2159-63
  • Bristol Index of Patella width to thickness (BIPWiT): a reproducible measure of patella thickness from adult MRI Sullivan et al. Knee 2014 Dec;21(6):1058-62
  • Fixed bearing lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - short to midterm survivorship and knee scores for 101 prostheses Smith et al. 2014 Aug;21(4):843-7
  • Concerns Over Interpretation of Data in “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Footprint Anatomy: Systematic Review of the 21st Century Literature” Spalding et al. Arthroscopy, May 2014 5: 538-539
  • Do long leg supine CT scanograms correlate with weight-bearing full-length radiographs to measure lower limb coronal alignment? Gbejuade et al. The Knee, 2013 Jul 21 (2), p549–552
  • Acute Knee Dislocation: an evidenced based approach to the multi-ligament injured patient Howells et al. Injury 2011 Nov;42(11) 1198-204
  • Replication of the range of native Anterior Cruciate Ligament fiber length change behaviour achieved by different grafts: measurement using computer assisted navigation Robinson et al. Am J Sports Med 2009 37:1406-11
  • Early Failure of a mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee replacement. Aratsu et al. KSSTA 2009 Oct;17(10):
  • Letter to the Editor: Double-bundle ACL reconstruction Robinson J, Am J Sports Med July 2009 37
  • Computer-assisted, anatomic, double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Colombet and Robinson, Arthroscopy 2008; 24(10): 1152-60
  • Influence of ACL bundles on knee kinematics - clinical assessment using computer assisted navigation. Robinson et al. Am J Sports Med 2007 Dec;35(12):2006-13
  • Using Navigation to Measure Rotation Kinematics During ACL Reconstruction: Colombet et al. CORR. 2007; Jan; 454:59-65
  • The role of the Posteromedial Corner in restraining Tibio-Femoral Motion. Robinson et al. Am J Sports Med 2006 Nov 2006; 34: 1815 - 1823
  • Morphology of anterior cruciate ligament attachments for anatomical reconstruction: a cadaveric and radiologic study. Colombet et al. Arthroscopy 2006 22(9):984-92
  • Reduced Bone Tunnel Enlargement post Hamstring ACL Reconstruction with Poly-l-lactic Acid / Hydroxyappetite Bioabsorbable Screws. Robinson et al. Knee 2006 13(2):127-131.
  • Two-bundle, four-tunnel Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Colombet et al. KSSTA 2006 Jul;14(7):629-36
  • Cicatrisation du ligament croisé antéro-externe: Devenir fonctionnel a plus d’un an. (Primary Healing of the ACL: functional outcome at 1 year’s follow-up) Baudot et al. Traumatol. Sport. Sept 2005 22(3) :141-147
  • Structural properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament Complex of the Human knee. Robinson et al. Biomech 2005 May38(5): 1067-1074
  • The Posteromedial Corner Revisited: An Anatomical Description of the Restraining Structures of the Medial Aspect of the Human Knee. Robinson et al. JBJS [Br] 2004 Jul;86(5):674-81
  • Tibiofemoral Kinematics of the ACL Deficient Weightbearing, Living Knee Employing Vertical Access Open “Interventional” Multiple Resonance Imaging. Logan et al. AJSM 2004, 32, 720-726
  • Biomechanics of the PCL and Related Structures: Posterolateral, Posteromedial and Meniscofemoral Ligaments. Amis et al. KSSTA2003; 11: 271-281
  • Improvement in Function after Valgus Bracing of the Knee – An Analysis of Gait Symmetry. Draper et al. JBJS[Br] 2000, 82: 1001- 1005

 Book chapters:

  • Clinically relevant anatomy of the Medial Side and Posteromedial Corner of the Knee. J Robinson et al. in Chahla J, LaPrade R (eds) The Medial Collateral Ligament from Anatomy to Surgical Techniques and Outcomes Nova (2018)
  • Management of less frequent and multi-ligament knee injuries. Bollen S et al. in Kerkhoffs, G., Haddad, F., Hirschmann, M., Karlsson, J., Seil, R. (Eds.) ESSKA Instructional Course Lectures Springer (2018)
  • Anatomic Single Bundle Hamstring ACL Reconstruction. Brown and Robinson in Johnson D (Ed) Reconstructive Knee Surgery, 4th ed., Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Wolters Kluwer (2017)
  • Experience with Computer Navigation. Robinson and Colombet in Musahl V, Karlsson J, Kuroda R, Zaffagnini S (Eds) Rotatory Knee Instability: An Evidenced Based Approach, Springer (2017)
  • The anatomy and biomechanics of the medial collateral ligament and posteromedial corner of the knee. Amis and Robinson in Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Springer (2009)
  • Navigated ACL Reconstruction Colombet and Robinson in Fu, S. Cohen (eds) Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction, Slack, USA
  • Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with two-bundle, double stranded hamstrings autografts: a four-tunnel technique. Christel et al. In Prodromos C, et al. (eds): Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction: Technique, Fixation, Safety, Elsevier


  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Anatomic ACL Reconstruction Group
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Société Française d'Arthroscopie

Other posts held

  • North Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust
  • International Reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine


Mr James Robinson does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr James Robinson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr James Robinson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.