Mr Andrew Thomson specialises in hip and knee arthroplasty and sports knee surgery.
Mr Thomson graduated from Monash University in 1995 and completed his specialist training in Orthopaedics in 2006. He completed his post-fellowship training at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard University) in Boston specialising in total knee arthroplasty, and at The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter specialising in total hip arthroplasty.
He works in both the public and private hospital systems and is a VMO at University Hospital Geelong, St. John of God Hospital and Epworth Hospital Geelong. He has a general interest in all adult orthopaedic conditions involving the lower limb and with a special interest in hip and knee arthroplasty and sports knee surgery. He has a strong interest and experience in robotic assisted joint replacement surgery, and is able to offer this across multiple platforms at both SJOG and EG.
He consults and operates at both SJOG Specialist Centre and Epworth Hospital Geelong.
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Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery uses a robotic guided arm to guide the bone cuts made during surgery. This is done by using X-Rays or CT scan taken prior to surgery and input into computer software. This allows incredibly accurate and patient specific planning regarding implant position.
During the surgery a robotic arm is used to guide the bone cuts and the position of the implants. Your surgery is still performed by the surgeon, just with the added precision of a robot. For more information please contact the rooms to make an appointment with Mr Thomson.
- MBBS Monash University
- FRACS Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- FAOrthA Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association
The Geelong Orthopaedics Group conducts regular auditing and feedback for quality assurance. Whilst research and teaching enhance the continuing professional development of surgeons, we also have weekly meetings to review all cases performed and those upcoming at the University Hospital, Geelong. We participate in monthly literature review meetings to keep up with the latest scientific studies. A monthly audit takes place to review all difficult cases. In our private practice at Geelong Orthopaedics we also track our patients’ results and improvements using questionnaires and measurements using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry and the Geelong St John of God joint registry. This is designed to maintain the highest quality treatments and ensure there is constant feedback and improvement.
Mr Thomson performs computer navigated total knee replacement surgery and is involved in the development of new technologies including Robotic Surgery for joint replacement.
- Arthroplasty Society of Australia
- University Hospital Geelong
- St John Of God Private Hospital
- Epworth Hospital Geelong
- Colac Hospital
- Clinical Senior Lecturer Deakin University