Orthopaedic Careers

Judy Murray part

Name: Mrs Judy Murray

Academic titles: MBBS, FRCS

Research Profile:

Consultant at Royal Glamorgan Hospital since 1985.

Completed projects with Welshbone:

Synovial Plica Syndrome of the Knee: A Commonly Overlooked Cause of Anterior Knee Pain

Surg J 2017; 03(01): e9-e16 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598047  click here

Ongoing projects with WelshBone:

SWOTs 2014,2015,2016,2017

Other Welshbone Experience:

Lectures since 2014


1) Why did you decide to enter Medicine?

 To help people, especially injured ones.


2) Why orthopaedics for you?

 I went along the surgical route as I found the philosophy more straight forward than medicine.  I was attracted to orthopaedics as it was a way of helping people to get back on their feet with very few deaths.


3) What drew you to knee surgery as a sub-specialist interest?

When I trained in Nottingham, I learned to scope knees, as an alternative to open knee surgery.  When I started my consultant job in 1985, I was a general orthopaedic surgeon, but there was a big demand for knee surgery in the local population.


4) What advice would you give to someone hoping to apply to Medical School?

Remember that each patient has their own view of life and the problems for which they are seeking our help.  Our job is to help them with their problem and to communicate on their level so that they go away, hopefully feeling better and understand how to look after themselves better. 


5) What advice would you give to budding knee surgeons?

Try to learn to select patients appropriately for surgery and not to operate on those with a poor chance of a good outcome. 

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