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I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based primarily at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. I specialise in the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions.
I studied at Manchester Medical School and completed my surgical training locally on the Warwick Orthopaedic Rotation based at University Hospital, Coventry. In order to gain further expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery I completed extensive fellowship training in Toronto, Exeter and Derby and a travelling fellowship, sponsored by the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, visiting world experts in the USA at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Rush University in Chicago prior to commencing my Consultant post.
I have extensive experience in the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of sports-related injuries, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, arthritis and elbow stiffness to enable accelerated rehabilitation and early return to activities. I also regularly treat painful arthritic conditions requiring joint replacement, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Having published extensively within the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, I also continue to teach and perform research to develop future treatments and guide decision-making.
I take great pride in providing an exceptionally caring and individualised service for all of my patients and above all ensure that they have a full understanding of their conditions and potential treatment options so that shared and fully informed decisions can be made.
Areas of interest
Tennis elbow; Shoulder stabilisation; Rotator Cuff;
Shoulder replacement; Elbow surgery; Sports
injuries; Shoulder surgery; Shoulder
decompression; Elbow stiffness; Elbow pain; Elbow
replacement; Biceps; Ulnar nerve; Frozen
- Julie Thompson
- Warwickshire Clinics PO BOX 6114 COVENTRY CV3 9GR
- 024 7661 2681
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
I am currently involved with ongoing clinical trials at the University Hospital and continue to design new studies with the research team to help develop newer treatments for the future.
My main interests away from work are playing squash and football, long distance running and spending time with my family. I am married to a General Practitioner and have two children.
Current concepts in the management of recurrent anterior gleno-humeral joint instability with bone loss. World J Orthop. 2016 Jun 18;7(6):343-54.
Microvascular blood flow in normal and pathologic rotator cuffs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Dec;24(12):1954-60.
The frequency and risk factors for subsequent surgery after a simple elbow dislocation. Injury. 2015;46(6):1156-60.
The epidemiology of closed reduction for simple elbow dislocations and the incidence of early subsequent open reduction. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan;24(1):83-90.
A review of the management options for proximal humeral fractures. Open Orthop J. 2014 Jun 27;8:148-56.
Mid-term results of Copeland shoulder cementless surface replacement arthroplasty from an independent centre. Shoulder and Elbow. 2014;6:75-80.
Factors that influence the choice to undergo surgery (FICUS) for shoulder and elbow pathology. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014;472(3):883-91.
Controversial aspects related to the management of acromioclavicular joint dislocations: a review of the recent literature. Bone Joint J. 2013;95(12):1595-602.
Accuracy of abduction-external rotation (ABER) versus standard magnetic resonance arthrography in the diagnosis of intra-articular shoulder pathology. Orthopedics. 2013;36(3):e337-42.
Elbow Instability. Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2012;26(5):316-27.
Partial thickness articular surface rotator cuff tears in patients over the age of thirty five: aetiology and intra-articular associations. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2012;6:15-18.
The OK technique for fixation of a trans-articular coronal shear fracture of the distal humerus. Shoulder and Elbow. 2011;3:228-31.
The evidence for the management of deep infection after rotator cuff repair. Shoulder and Elbow. 2011;3:138-142.
Accuracy of high-resolution ultrasonography in the diagnosis of articular-sided partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Shoulder and Elbow. 2010;2:267-70.
Computer simulation training for knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(6):832-840.
Courses offered to GPs
Tips for shoulder and elbow examination
Updates in shoulder and elbow conditions
Injections around the shoulder and elbow (practical)
- MBChB (Medical Degree) University of Manchester 2002
- MSc Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (Distinction) University of Warwick 2009
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons in England 2012
- Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK 2008
- Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery University of Toronto/Toronto Western Hospital 2012
- Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital 2013
- Upper Limb Fellowship Royal Derby Hospital 2013
Reference number 6053501
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Royal College of Surgeons in England
British Medical Association
- BMI The Meriden Hospital, CV2 2LQ
- 08:00 - 20:00
- 024 7661 2681
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, CV32 6RW
- 14:00 - 21:00
- 024 7661 2681
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.