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Mr James E Owen - Orthopaedics

Mr James Owen is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Banbury, Oxfordshire who specialises in hip and knee surgery.

Based at: The Cherwell Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Mr Owen specialises in lower limb surgery. 

He has over 15 years experience in orthopaedic surgery and has been employed as a specialist knee consultant by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2004.  He frequently performs all types of knee surgery, including arthroscopic (keyhole) ligament reconstruction (ACL), cartilage and meniscal repair, patella (kneecap) realignment and stabilisation, and corrective osteotomy.

Mr Owen also undertakes a range of knee joint replacements including the Patello-Femoral joint (kneecap) replacement, partial articular (Oxford half-knee) replacement, total knee replacement and revision knee replacement. In addition, he has extensive experience in minimally invasive hip replacement surgery.  Mr Owen also undertakes corrective big toe surgery.

Mr Owen’s particular interest is in sports related injury.  He is an associate clinician of the local Rugby Club and regularly performs procedures to rectify sporting injuries – for example skiing or rugby related.

You can see comparative information about Mr Owen on the National Joint Registry website.

Academic background

He has over 15 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery and has been employed as a specialist knee consultant by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2004.

Mr Owen studied medicine at Cambridge University and qualified in 1992. He trained at several hospitals in the UK including Cambridge, Oxford, Derby, Norwich, Nottingham and Reading. He also worked in the trauma unit at the Washington Hospital Centre USA and has completed a one-year sports knee fellowship in Brisbane, Australia in 2003. 

Medical Education and Training 

Clinical - MA 1994 

FRCS (Eng) 1997 

FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2002

Higher Professional 

FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics 2002

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 1997

MA (Hons) University of Cambridge 1994

MB BCir. University of Cambridge 1992

BA (Hons) University of Cambridge 1990

Medical Registration UK

GMC Full Registration 1994

GMC Specialist Registration (Trauma and Orthopaedics) 2004

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Associate Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

NHS base

Horton Treatment Centre

Clinic Times

Flexible - check with appointments