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Mr Thomas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Sports and Knee Surgeon practising at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in London since 1996. He is currently the Clinical Lead of the Orthopaedic Department. He qualified from the Medical School, University of Athens, in 1984. He completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery rotating in hospitals in Nottingham, Derby and Leeds. In 1995 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer, Hon. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh.
Mr Thomas was appointed as the Tutor in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and in 2014-16 the National Orthopaedic Tutor. He developed the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine of the University College London UCL in 1999, being the programme Director till 2010. Mr Thomas has taken part in the design of the Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialty SEM and also he is a member of the Specialty Training Committee in London for this Specialty, leading the training of doctors in West London.
He is the President of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association BOSTAA.
In November 2013, he was invited in Beijing, China to assist in the development of a National Training Curriculum in Orthopaedic Sport Injuries and Sports Medicine
He was invited as an Orthopaedic Specialists to provide cover and advice during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012.
Mr Panos Thomas was the Editor of the Sports Orthopaedic Section for the defunct Electronic NHS National Library, evaluating all related Sports Surgery projects presented prior to publication. He has widely presented and published articles related to Knee and Sports Surgery. He is the author of three books:
“Key Topics in Sports Medicine” published in 2006 by Routledge,
“The BMA guide to Sports Injuries” commissioned by the British Medical Association and published in 2010 by DK.
“Key Clinical Topics in Sports and Exercise Medicine” published in 2014 by JP
Mr Thomas was a member of the organizing committee which delivered the
“World Sports Trauma Congress” a prestigious International Course, held in London between 17-20th October 2012.
He is currently the Director of the regular delivered courses:
“Introduction in the Management of Sport Injuries”
“Cadaveric Course in Sports Knee Surgery”
His main experience and interest is in Knee Surgery: knee arthroscopy and in particular meniscus, knee ligament surgery such as ACL Reconstruction and multiple ligament problems. Also, he is performing other sports surgery including compartment syndrome decompression and sports related-trauma management. He is the Consultant in charge of emergency trauma admissions at the Whittington hospital once every two weeks. He has been providing Medical Expert work for the past twenty years.
He was invited in Guangzhou, Canton in China to operate athletes with complex knee problems, also to teach local surgeons. He was also invited to treat patients and take part in surgery in Abu Dhabi UAE and Tampa USA.
Mr Thomas has been involved with the treatment of elite athletes. He has been advising the medical teams of Arsenal FC, Watford FC, Barnet FC, MK Dons, Brentford FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Leyton Orient, AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town FC and Borehamwood FC. Also, he has provided advice to the British Fencing, British Ski Federation, British American Football League and other sports organisations.
Areas of interest
Sports injuries; Knee surgery
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Whittington Hospital, London
Sports and Knee conditions
Reference number 3413201
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)
Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)
Fasciotomy of limb - (1-5)
Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)