Mr James Stanley

Mr James Stanley

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon

M.B.B.S. (London), M.R.C.S. (Eng), F.R.C.S. (Trauma & Orthopaedics), PGDip Trauma Surgery (Distinction)


Main Hospital
Shipton Rd, Rawcliffe, York YO30 5RA

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Outpatients Department
Equinox House, Clifton Park Ave, York YO30 5PA

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Haxby Rd, Clifton, York YO31 8TA

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Training and qualifications

  • M.B.B.S. (London)
  • M.R.C.S. (Eng)
  • F.R.C.S. (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • PGDip Trauma Surgery (Distinction)

In practice

Mr James C Stanley is an expert Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon who specialises in treating foot and ankle conditions including arthritis, joint replacement, toe straightening, trauma, sports injuries and lower limb reconstruction. Vastly experienced, he is a renowned teacher and published author in his field. He is a consultant at The York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust where he treats patients from around the region and nationwide. He teaches junior surgeons on a daily basis and is actively involved in the education group for AO Trauma, an international network dedicated to improving outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as an educational lecturer for various companies involved in the supply and development of surgical instruments and implants.

Mr Stanley is best known for his work in the fields of foot and ankle deformity, with particular expertise in dealing with complex deformity and revision surgery. As part of his work at The York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, where he has been a consultant since 2011, he has helped establish a regional Foot and Ankle Unit with a team of consultant surgeons, podiatrists and allied health professionals across North Yorkshire. In his private practice he provides a tertiary referral service for all elements of foot and ankle pain and deformity for both acute and chronic conditions.

He is very aware of the profound effect foot and ankle pain or injury can have on a person’s quality of life and he aims to provide his patients with the optimal treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, to achieve the best possible outcome.

In 1998, Mr Stanley qualified from The Royal Free Hospital in London before undertaking a role in the demonstration and lecturing of anatomy at Birmingham University. His orthopaedic and trauma training was based in York and surrounding areas as well as time at major trauma centres in Swansea South Wales and at Hull Royal Infirmary, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008. During his training Mr Stanley also spent time training in Dublin, Ireland, in a unit specialising in children’s and adult foot/ankle deformity. Throughout his training, he has gained great expertise in the management of foot and ankle pathology, complex trauma and lower limb reconstruction.

Mr Stanley has travelled widely in the interests of furthering his knowledge and has amassed experience in trauma and foot and ankle surgery from many centres of excellence in Europe, Canada and the USA.

Author of many research projects, Mr Stanley has presented at scientific meetings across Europe including on techniques for foot and ankle reconstruction, bone biologics, minimally invasive techniques and response of the bones to injury.

As well as training junior surgeons in the Yorkshire region, Mr Stanley currently trains surgeons visiting from around Europe on fellowship. He also regularly teaches courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and Europe has chaired the AO Trauma UK advanced foot fracture course.

Specialist areas

Foot and ankle specialist


  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of heel pain
  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of bunions
  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of foot deformities
  • Sports injuries and trauma


  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of ankle joint pain
  • Ankle replacement surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of ankle deformities



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