Dr James Plant is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee arthritis, joint replacement including revision surgery, trauma and musculoskeletal oncology.

Dr Plant gained degrees in Medicine and Surgery, as well as an honours degree in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool in the North West of England. After working in Chester to complete full General Medical Council registration; Dr Plant moved to New South Wales in 2004, working as a junior doctor at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, with rural postings in Dubbo.  In 2010 James and his family moved to Perth to complete orthopaedic specialist training.  

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Having succeeded in gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015, Dr Plant returned to the United Kingdom for a 12 month post-training Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. This prestigious Fellowship at a world centre for complex arthroplasty and musculoskeletal tumour surgery provided James with further invaluable experience in these areas. 

Whilst in the UK Dr Plant also spent time with the arthroplasty team at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Shropshire. This is another centre of excellence of orthopaedic care and education, known the world over.

On returning to Perth Dr Plant was pleased to join the experienced team at Royal Perth Hospital, having served there for much of his training. Royal Perth Hospital is the State Trauma Centre for Western Australia, with a challenging caseload that Dr Plant enjoys. Elective hip and knee surgery is also performed by Dr Plant at Royal Perth Hospital.

Dr Plant is the current Head of Department for Orthopaedics at Royal Perth Hospital

For Private patient work James was invited to join the friendly team at Subiaco Orthopaedics, with regular operating lists at St John of God Hospital Subiaco.

Dr Plant sees public patients at Armadale Hospital and has a regular operating list.

He also consults and operates in Albany each month.