Mr John McMaster


MBE, MBChB, DM, FRCS (Tr+Orth)

GMC number: 4040363

Practicing since: 1993


Orthopaedic surgery

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John McMaster has been a Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Oxford Trauma Unit since 2005, looking after all aspects of bone, joint and soft tissue injury.

Mr McMaster’s higher surgical training in Nottingham, included a Doctorate thesis on ankle and hindfoot injury in automobile collisions. He undertook further Fellowship level training in Canada to develop his expertise in the management of complex bone and joint injury of the pelvis, upper and lower limbs.

Through military and NGO activity Mr McMaster has experience of delivering orthopaedic and ballistic trauma care in austere environments. He was awarded an MBE for military medical services in Afghanistan in 2008.

Specialist Interests: Multiply injured patients and the management of fractures involving the pelvis, acetabulum, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Post trauma secondary reconstruction including the management of fractures that have failed to heal (non-union) or healed in an unsatisfactory position (mal-union)

Special interests

Orthopaedic Trauma – Operative and non-operative treatment of bone, joint and soft tissue injury. Specialist interest in pelvic and lower limb fractures.

Other interests

Mr McMaster held the position of Clinical Director for the Oxford University Hospitals’ Trauma Directorate and led the implementation of the Thames Valley Trauma Network. He is an active member of faculty on national and international educational courses and has been an author and reviewer of international trauma literature.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr John McMaster at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Upper Limb Fractures and Injuries
  • Knee replacement
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Hip replacement
  • Trauma Surgery

Locations Mr John McMaster works with

Related experience


Mr McMaster has presented and published both nationally and internationally on the subject of Orthopaedic Trauma. He has been a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and a Senior Editor for the 2nd Edition of the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2011.

Mr McMaster has studied the biomechanics of injury in automobile accidents at the University of Nottingham and University of Virginia as part of an 18 month Research Fellowship. He was awarded the Bernard Sunley Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and received a Doctorate of Medicine in Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery from the University of Nottingham in 2003.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Other post held

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Consultant, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr John McMaster works with

Mr John McMaster works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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