Mr Williams has been a full time Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2005. He provides a comprehensive surgical service for arthritic, traumatic or sports conditions affecting the knee, foot and ankle.
He studied medicine at Sheffield qualifying with honours in 1992. His general orthopaedic surgical training was based in the South Yorkshire region and Sydney, Australia. He undertook two international specialist training Fellowships: one as the Lower Limb Fellow at the Adidas sports medicine clinic in Auckland, New Zealand and the other as a Trauma Fellow at Auckland Hospital.
Mr Williams provides an extensive range of open and arthroscopic knee, foot and ankle surgical procedures, including knee replacements, ACL reconstructions and surgery for general foot and ankle deformity, traumatic or arthritic conditions.
Mr Williams performs the following treatments at Nufffield Health Taunton Hospital:
Mr Williams a surgical trainer and educational supervisor for the junior doctors within the NHS. He is the local lead for orthopaedic trauma care and medical student musculoskeletal training. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.
Throughout his career he has been heavily involved in Mountain Rescue, allowing him to combine his interest in medicine and the outdoors. He was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Mr Williams married to Helen, a local physiotherapist and has two young active children. In his free time he enjoys being outside in the local area cycling, kayaking or walking.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Williams at Nuffield Health
- Ankle fusion
- Bone Graft
- Extensive muscle repair
- Fusion of big toe
- Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
- Keller's arthroplasty
- Knee arthroscopy surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Tibial osteotomy
- Hallux Valgus Surgery
- Toe joint fusion
- Flat foot correction
- Ilizarov frame surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle ligament repair
- Achilles repair or reconstruction
- Toe surgery
- Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
- Ankle replacement
- Forefoot reconstructive surgery
- Knee replacement revision
- Knee surgery (ACL repair)
Mr Williams has published work on ACL reconstruction mechanics, trauma care and trauma teams, MRI findings in knee disorders, the diagnosis of joint infection, consent and the use of vacuum mattresses in pre-hospital care.
- Medical Protection Society
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Orthopaedic Association
Other post held
- Consultant, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust