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About Mr Simon Thompson


Mr Thompson specialises in all aspects of knee surgery including acute ligament injuries.

His surgical interests include meniscal injuries, complex ligament reconstruction and joint replacement. He also has a special interest in anterior knee pain in athletes. Mr Thompson is only the second UK orthopaedic surgeon to have been invited to join the highly prestigious Australian Knee Society. His research is highly regarded and he regularly lectures Internationally. His ACL research won the best paper award at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He has medically represented First Class and International Rugby and Football teams.

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; sports injuries; arthroscopic knee surgery; meniscal injuries and repair; ligament injuries and repair; ACL reconstruction; complex ligament surgery; knee replacement surgery; paediatric knee Injuries; hamstring related injuries including proximal hamstring; medicolegal; bone preservation surgery; osteotomy; revision ACL with accelerated bone grafting



Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Contributed to many publications in the field of soft tissue knee surgery
  • Regularly lectures internationally on complex knee ligament reconstruction
  • A regular faculty member on orthopaedic training courses
  • ​A reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Society memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Australian Knee Society


  • MBBS Imperial College London 2002
  • BSc(Hons) Imperial College London 2000
  • MSc Imperial College London 2005
  • MRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
  • FRCS(Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
  • MD(Res) Imperial College London 2014

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