Mr Michael Thomas: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Michael Thomas

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

About me

Mr Michael Thomas FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Orth) qualified at Kings College Hospital, London in 1980. He trained in orthopaedics on the St Mary’s, London rotation which included training in shoulder surgery by Stephen Copeland at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and Ian Bayley and Paul Calvert at the RNOH, Stanmore. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals, Berkshire in 1994 to establish a service in shoulder and elbow surgery.

He has published articles and book chapters on shoulder and elbow arthroplasty and has lectured on shoulder and elbow surgery nationally and internationally. He has also co written and published a number of British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) / British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Patient Care Pathways on shoulder problems which he follows in his practice.

Mr Thomas has served in various roles on the council of BESS since 2008 and is the current President of the society and an Associate Editor of Shoulder and Elbow (the official journal of BESS). He is also the UK delegate to the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC), on the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Joint Registry, BESS representative to the International Shoulder Arthroplasty Consortium (ISAC) and Specialist Adviser to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Programme.

Areas of interest

Shoulder and elbow problems; Arthroscopy shoulder and elbow; Arthroplasty (Joint replacement) shoulder and elbow;

Shoulder surgery; Shoulder decompression; Rotator cuff; Acromioclavicular joint arthritis and instability; Frozen shoulder; Shoulder instability (dislocation); Fracture clavicle; fracture humerus

Elbow surgery;Tennis elbow; Golfers elbow; Platelet rich plasma injection; Ulnar neuritis; radial tunnel syndrome; elbow arthritis; elbow stiffness; elbow instability; fracture humerus; fracture radius and ulna (forearm)

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5) (1-5)

  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • W7872

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (5-50)

  • T7915

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)


  • W8100

    Open excision of calcific deposit (e.g. shoulder, hip) - (1-5)


  • A6710

    Cubital tunnel release (open) (without transposition) - (1-5)


  • T6220

    Excision of bursa - (1-5)

  • W6913

    Total synovectomy of large joint - (1-5)

  • A6810

    Neurolysis and transposition of peripheral nerve (excludes carpal tunnel release) - (1-5)

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