Dr James Clayton

Foot and Ankle Surgeon


  • Bunion surgery (keyhole/minimally invasive)
  • Sports injuries
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Artificial ligament reconstructive surgery
  • Open and arthroscopic management of foot and ankle soft tissue conditions
  • Trauma and fracture management.


Dr Clayton is available for consultation at our Stepney Healthcare Hub. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 7788 or email ortho@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales, 1996
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Flinders University of South Australia, 2000
  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, 2005 – current
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2008
  • SA Representative, Australian Orthopaedics Registrar’s Association, 2008
  • Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne, 2009
  • Staff Specialist, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 2009
  • Staff Specialist, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital, 2009-2010
  • Medical Officer, Adelaide Thunderbirds Netball Team and Netball Australia, 2010 – current
  • Foot and ankle surgeon for the following teams and organisations: Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL), Adelaide Thunderbirds (Netball ANZ Championship), Adelaide 36ers (NBL), Adelaide Lightning (WNBL), Adelaide United Football Club (Hyundai A-League), South Australian National Football League (SANFL), Australian Boomers Men’s Basketball Team, and Australian Cycling Team
  • Design surgeon for total ankle replacement (Mobility & Salto-Talaris)
  • Instrument development lead and surgeon educator for minimally invasive bunion surgery.

Member Of

  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australian Foot and Ankle Society
  • South Australian Foot and Ankle Society
  • International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies.

Personal Interests

  • Family and friends
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • Golf.