Mr Panos Thomas

Personal profile

"The current national tutor in sports surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, Thomas is a sports and knee surgeon, and was the orthopaedic specialist for the London Olympics".

Mr Panos Thomas is a consultant orthopaedic sports and knee surgeon.  He qualified in 1984 from the University of Athens and was then trained in Nottingham, Derby and Leeds. Mr Thomas is now a National Tutor in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, England.  He developed and was director to the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCL until 2010.  He is now director of Management of Sports Injuries, and Cadaveric Course of Arthroscopic Sports Knee Surgery. Mr Thomas has taken part in the design of the Sports and Exercise Medicine Speciality SEM. He is also Academic Secretary to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association.

Mr Thomas is an editor for the Electronic NHS National Library, evaluating 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 two books:  “Key Topics in Sports Medicine” and “The BMA Guide to Sports Injuries” commissioned by the British Medical Association. He was invited to Ghuanzhou, China to treat complex knee problems and to teach local surgeons.  He also treated patients and took part in surgery in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Tampa, USA.

Mr Thomas was an expert during the London 2012 Olympic and Para Olympic Games.  Experienced in the treatment of elite athletes, he advises several football teams including Arsenal FC, Brentford FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC and many others. He also advises British Fencing, British Ski Federation, British American Football League and other sports organisations.

Mr Thomas has been invited by the Chinese Orthopaedic Association to set up the Surgical Skills programme in Sport Orthopaedic Injuries at the end of September 2013.

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association

  • European Inter Sports Surgery Association

  • British Association Knee Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Knee surgery: knee arthroscopy, osteotomy, primary and revision total knee replacement and knee ligament, surgery such as ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction and multiple ligament problems. 

  • Sports surgery: hip arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy, compartment syndrome decompression and post-trauma management.

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