James Calder

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MD, PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth) FFSEM (UK)

Professor Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries.

James works with international athletes and sports professionals including Barclays Premier League soccer teams, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Aviva Premiership rugby clubs in addition to the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.

James spent a year as foot ankle fellow to Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane and was awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA. James was appointed Consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 2002, moved to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014.

James remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, London of which he was a founding member. He is vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group. He was Associate Editor of Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology and Arthroscopy (KSSTA) Journal until 2014, served on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK from 2011 and has been Medical Adviser to Dance UK since 2012. His main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment (keyhole surgery) of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries and now looks after many professional athletes. James is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal and Specialty Editor for Foot and Ankle.

 
Recent and current appointments

  • Sub-editor and Editorial Board of The Bone & Joint Journal.
  • Former Associate Editor and Editorial Board, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Journal (KSSTA).
  • Chairman International Achilles Tendon Study Group.
  • Vice President ESSKA - AFAS (The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy).
  • Medical Advisor, UK Dance.


Publications, lectures and teaching

  • International lecturer on foot and ankle surgery and sports injuries
  • Regular Instructional Course Lecturer for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Co-Chairman Warwick Foot and Ankle Sports Injury Meeting and FISIC 15.
  • More than 60 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Authored 25 book chapters and edited many books.


For the web link to Mr Calder's publications click here

Society memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
  • European Society for Sports Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
  • International Cartilage Repair Society.
  • ESSKA - Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Vice President).
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact my secretary, Jessica Marshall who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 195 2430
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106
Email: footandankle@fortiusclinic.com

I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro on the weekend, I want to wholeheartedly thank James Calder & the team for your contribution to my journey, you were the first people I thought of when I got up there.
Following an ankle injury last year, I was left unable to run. James, with the help of his fantastic network of colleagues, has helped me get back to running which has meant that I have won both a 5k and a 10k race this week and I am currently in training for the London Marathon, Three Peaks Yacht Race and Marathon des Sables.
I would like to say a huge thank you for the incredible job you did on my left ankle. One year since my surgery, I completed today's Taunton Marathon in just under 4 hours. I am really grateful for what you did… it has changed my sporting life!