Mr James Tyler

IMG_1600I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Yorkshire.

My interests are in upper limb surgery. This includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems, both conditions that are chronic and conditions related to injury.

I enjoy working with athletes and helping them manage their upper limb injuries.

I regularly treat:


Sub acromial pain (impingement/bursitis), rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, calcific tenodonopathy, Shoulder instability (dislocations and subluxations). SLAP tears, Acromio-clavicular (ACJ) pathology (arthritis and dislocations). I also treat fractures around the shoulder including clavicle, scapular and humerus.


Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s and tennis elbow), cubital tunnel syndrome (trapped ulnar nerve), elbow arthritis, and elbow fractures and dislocations. I also treat biceps tendon ruptures.

Professional background


BSc, MB ChB, PG Dip (SEM), MSc (Tr and Orth), MRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

My medical degree was obtained from St Andrews University and The University of Manchester in 2004.

I undertook my basic surgical training in the Yorkshire School of Surgery.

Subsequently I undertook my Specialist Orthopaedic training in the South East Thames rotation, which included periods in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and at Kings College Hospital in London. My final 2 years prior to my consultant appointment were fellowship level training in Upper Limb surgery.

My first fellowship was in Australia at the Perth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre for a very sought after Sports Orthopaedic Fellowship.

My second fellowship was back in the United Kingdom at the prestigious St George’s Upper Limb Fellowship in London.

Finally I undertook the Hand Fellow post at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London.

All of this experience has enabled me to become an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder and elbow including rotator cuff repairs and stabilisations. Plus shoulder and elbow joint replacement surgery.

Academically I undertook and obtained a Masters degree in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery through the University of Brighton. My interest in sports surgery led to me undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine through the University of Bath.

I have published book chapters, scientific articles and have presented at national and international meetings.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh

Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

Member of the British Medical Association

Personal interests:

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I love rugby union, after playing for my school 1stteam I played for St Andrews University 1stteam for 3 years, then 9 years for Didsbury TOCH 1stteam.

I have now retired from rugby, but have taken up road cycling and mountain biking to keep fit.

I am a keen SCUBA diver, and hold a PADI dive mastercertification.

I also enjoy watching all forms of motorsport.

To combine my love for sport and medicine I undertook the University of Bath’s Sport and Exercise Medicine postgraduate diploma. This has allowed me to develop the skills required to confidently perform the duties of a doctor and surgeon involved with high-level sports people and teams.

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