Dr Thomas Hilton is an Orthopaedic surgeon, having performed his undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Cape Town. He then performed 2 fellowships, one locally in Cape Town and the other in London, UK at the world renowned Orthopaedic hospital, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He trained in and works with joint replacement/arthroplasty and sarcoma patients (patients with a type of cancer or tumour of the bone or soft tissues). A large part of his work is treating patients whose cancers have spread to the bone called metastatic bone disease. These patients can live long after their diagnosis and it is important to give them as much function and as little pain as possible.
These conditions require a team of doctors, nurses and allied health workers to treat properly and achieve the bast result for the patient.