Mr Rhys Thomas graduated from University College Hospital, London in 1990.
His surgical training was in London and South Wales
He was awarded the BOA/Wishbone Trust Travelling Fellowship in 2001 and spent a year with Dr Tim Daniels in Toronto. Subsequent to this he was awarded Travelling Fellowships by both the European and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Rhys was appointed as a Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 2003. He set up and supervises the Cardiff foot and ankle Fellowship
Rhys is serving his second term on BOFAS Education Committee
His main interest is in sporting injuries of the foot and ankle.
Rhys is Honorary Surgeon to both the Welsh Rugby Union and Football Association of Wales. Rhys works with professional and recreational athletes across a wide variety of sports including Barclays Premier League football, English Premiership Rugby and Pro14 Rugby. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunion surgery, diabetic foot, arthroscopy, shin splints, foot and ankle trauma, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) of the foot.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Rhys Thomas:
- Midfoot osteotomy
- Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
- Achilles repair or reconstruction
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ankle fusion
- Ankle ligament repair
- Ankle replacement