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Welcome Dr. James Murphy, Orthopaedic Surgeon


Memorial Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. James Murphy to our Specialty Clinic team. Dr. Murphy joins us from the The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois. He will hold clinics at Memorial Hospital beginning Tuesday, July 14th and perform surgical procedures at Memorial in the future.


Dr. Murphy is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Tulane University Medical Center and completed an extra year of Fellowship training dedicated to Foot and Ankle problems at the Andrews Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. He finished his residency in 2003 and has been treating patients the past 16 years. He is the only Orthopaedic Surgeon in Southern Illinois to specialize in his unique skill set.


During his residency, Dr. Murphy helped athletes of all ages, from grade school to the NBA, to weekend warriors. He has also worked with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Dr. Murphy states,

"I believe in developing a true partnership between patient and physician. A doctor must listen to not just what the patient says, but also read the patient in order to come to the diagnosis. Each case is so unique. My goal is to both treat symptoms and to educate the patient so that they can become an active participant in their foot and ankle health.”

Dr. Murphy will be providing general orthopaedic care, consultation, and surgery at Memorial Hospital. His Specialties and Procedures include:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Acute and Chronic Conditions of the Foot and Ankle

  • Specializing in Both Operative and Non-Operative Treatments

  • Traumatic Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

  • Injections of the Foot and Ankle

  • Achilles Problems

  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

  • Deformities of the Foot and Ankle

  • Total Ankle Replacement

  • Arthroscopic Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

  • Second Opinions

Dr. Murphy will hold Specialty Clinics at Memorial Hospital in Chester every other week beginning Tuesday, July 14th. To make an appointment with Dr. Murphy please call 618-997-6800. Request a consult with Dr. Murphy at the Specialty Clinic in Chester.

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