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Phillip Thomas: Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Cardiff, Wales

Phillip Thomas
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Cardiff, Wales: Phillip Thomas

Specialist trauma and orthopaedic hip surgeon in Cardiff, Wales, who treats the full range of hip conditions including sports-related injuries, as well as hip conditions in children, babies, adolescents, and young adults.


Mr Phil Thomas is a full time Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon who works at the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital, Cardiff. He has been a Consultant since 2001 and has developed a specialist interest in hip disorders.

He regularly deals with both paediatric hip disorders and adult hip problems ranging from babies with dislocated hips to adults with hip arthritis. He deals with many of the consequences of childhood hip disorders which can lead to young adults with problematic hips.


Mr Thomas is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Scarlets regional rugby team and is also one of the surgeons involved with the Wales senior rugby team.

He also has a well-established medico-legal practice and regularly deals with patients who have sustained a personal injury and those affected by medical negligence.


Mr Thomas attended St Thomas’s Hospital, London in 1985 for his medical training and qualified in 1990 (MBBS). He returned to South Wales for one of his house jobs and then to do a casualty post at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary. In 1994 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng) and started his orthopaedic training in 1995 on the South Wales rotation.


He worked in several hospitals in the South Wales area, including the Royal Gwent, Morriston, West Wales General and the University Hospital in Cardiff.


In 1999 he took his final orthopaedic exams and gained the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics). After this, to complete his training, he went to Canada to do a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the world famous Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. At this time he also developed his interest in paediatric and young adult hip disease.


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In 2001 he was appointed a Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital. This was a full time appointment in a busy teaching hospital. He continues to work here on a full time basis with a practice mainly involving paediatric and young adult hip problems. He also specialises in paediatric trauma. He is an Honorary Tutor to the medical school and is regularly involved in teaching and examining medical students.


The hospital also has an active research programme in which Mr Thomas regularly participates.


Mr Thomas believes that hip surgery will move in a similar fashion to shoulder surgery in that initially there was significant scepticism in relation to keyhole surgery, but 10 years on, virtually all soft tissue shoulder surgery is done using this method.


Footballer - Phillip Thomas: Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Cardiff

Recent publications

  • Patterns of skeletal fractures in child abuse: a systemic review

     Kemp AM, Dunstan F, Harrison S, Morris S, Mann M, Rolfe K, Datta S, Thomas DP,  

     Sibert JR, Maguire S.
     BMJ. 2008 Oct 2;337:a1518. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a1518. Review.

  • Factors affecting pull out strength of cannulated cancellous screws

     NA Ferran, A Manoj-Thomas, S L Evans, DP Thomas
     Submitted for publication to JBJS



  • Non union of stress fracture of femoral neck in a child managed with valgus osteotomy

     Lakshmanan P, Thomas DP
     European Journal of Trauma. (Case Report)

  • Anaphylaxis following prophylactic i.v. cephradine in an orthopaedic patient

     Lakshmanan P, Thomas DP
     Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2005) 15:32-33


Kids - Phillip Thomas: Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon, Cardiff

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Date of registration:

01 Aug 1990





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Vale Healthcare, Cardiff Bay Clinic, Celtic Gateway, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN 

Private secretary: Mrs Ginny Jones

Tel: 02920 836 719

Tel: 0292 0836 700

Email: gjones@uk-medsecs.co.uk

Website: www.cardiffhipreplacement.com 


Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships


  • MBBS

  • FRCS (Eng)

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics


Places of work

Vale Healthcare, Cardiff Bay Clinic, Celtic Gateway, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN  

Tel: 0292 0836 700


Llandough Hospital, Orthopaedic Dept, LLandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 2XX

Tel: 0292 971 6717


University Hospital of Wales, Ward A4 corridor, University Hospital Of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff
CF14 4XW

Tel: 02920 746 236 


Cyncoed Consulting Rooms, 277 Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6PA

Tel: 02920 764 611