Orthopaedic Surgeon

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I'm a specialist in conditions of the upper-limb and I have been doing this since I was appointed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 1998. Initially, with a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery which, over the years has become my area of special expertise.

I look after all conditions affecting the arm whether they be as a result of a sports injury, accident or wear and tear. I am comfortable with people of all ages; from the young athlete to the more mature individual.

In addition I have been involved in teaching arthroscopic (key hole) surgery to the next generation of surgeons as well an examiner for the orthopaedic trainees final exam.

I generally take the view that surgical intervention is not necessarily the first option to be explored and backed by an experienced team of physiotherapists will always try non-operative options if appropriate.

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You can read more about me on the East Sussex Healthcare Trust website.


Following my recent shoulder replacement surgery, I wanted to simply say thank you: thank you for the speed with which you saw me and made arrangements for my operation, the compassionate, friendly and clear way in which you diagnosed and responded to all my questions and the exemplary aftercare that you delivered.

With kind regards
Tony Burke

Mr Jamie Buchanan has been treating my arthritic shoulder since 1999 and has successfully operated on it to relieve the pain.
Recently however my condition worsened with constant pain and after a further consultation Mr Buchanan recommended that I should now have a complete shoulder replacement.  He explained the risks of shoulder surgery compared to knee and hip replacements, which he pointed out were far more robust.
I am very happy to report that the operation has been a complete success and despite the inconvenience of wearing a sling for a short period and not driving for a few weeks, I spent only one night in hospital.
On every visit I have found Mr Buchanan to be charming, approachable, helpful and professional and have no hesitation in recommending him.


I can't believe that just a year ago Georgie had her shoulder put back together with plates and screws. She has such huge determination and it is really paying off. 5th place in her section at her 2nd ever event! Mr B did such a great job.

Georgie M