Mr Simon Thomas

Consultant in Children's Orthopaedics


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I am a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital and the Royal United Hospital, Bath, which positions I have held since late 2007. My main clinical interests are developmental hip dysplasia, skeletal dysplasia, limb deformity and sports injuries in children. My major research interest is the use of systemic and intraosseus bisphosphonate for avascular necrosis of the femoral head in children and adolescents. I am well published in the long term follow-up of developmental hip dysplasia.

I am on the teaching faculties for Current Concepts in Paediatric Orthopaedics (British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgeons) and the precourse meeting of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.

I graduated in medicine in 1992 from the University of Cambridge and did clinical training at Barts, qualifying in 1995. I specialised in orthopaedic surgery in Oxford (2000-2005). In 2005/6 I undertook 12 months advanced clinical training at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

I have undertaken further fellowship training in Oxford (limb reconstruction) and Perth, Australia (adolescent sports medicine).


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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Thomas at Spire include:



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Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Developmental hip dysplasia, sports injuries in children and adolescents, limb reconstruction for congenital and post-traumatic deformity and paediatric trauma.

Current NHS posts

Consultant in Children's Orthopaedics, Bristol Royal Children's Hospital

Personal profile

Outside of my professional commitments I have a wife, who is a GP, and three young children. I enjoy endurance cycling, having twice completed an amateur race Pyrennean stage of the Tour de France (Etape du Tour 2003 and 2007). I also enjoy dinghy racing with my wife, recently winning the fast handicap division at Fowey Royal Regatta 2009. In years past I have been a successful rower, competing at Henley Royal Regatta, and yacht racer, skippering successful boats in Cowes and Windsor Cup regattas.

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Telephone 07737 754 646
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