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Dr.Thomas Crompton, MD

Paediatric Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Children’s orthopaedic consultant Dr. Thomas Crompton is a caring, dedicated and experienced surgeon, specialising in the entire spectrum of orthopaedic disorders in children of any age. With a particular focus on children’s trauma, the conditions he also treats include cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. A respected author and educator in his field, he is based at Brighton’s Royal Alexandra Children’s hospital, from where he delivers the best possible care for children in the London and South East.

Dr. Crompton graduated from Barts and The London Medical School in 2004 before completing his registrar orthopaedic training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals. Following this he undertook specialist children’s orthopaedic fellowships at The Royal London Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, and Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. In 2016, he was appointed to his current post of Children’s Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton.

His practice covers all aspects of paediatric orthopaedic surgery as well as delivering an adult and children’s on-call trauma service in a major trauma centre. His expertise extends to the treatment of the following conditions: hip dysplasia, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE), deformity correction, Perthes disease, guided growth surgery, neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, children’s foot and ankle conditions, minimally invasive hallux valgus surgery; cavovarus foot deformity, flat feet.

Thomas is a passionate advocate of the value of non-operative treatment and always takes great care to explain to both the child and their parents, that orthopaedic treatment does not automatically mean having an operation. In fact, Thomas will only perform surgery where it is it the most appropriate treatment, and many children will not need it. At the initial consultation, he will carefully build up a picture of the causes and symptoms of each child’s condition before progressing to recommending the most effective treatment.

Outside work, TDR. Crompton is a reserve officer in the Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron with the Royal Airforce and is heavily involved in several work-related charities, including Rockinghorse, Ronald McDonald House in Brighton and the SPRINT Fund. 

He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and is licensed to practice medicine in the Cayman Islands.

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