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Mr Thomas Hester

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon



Mr Thomas Hester is a highly regarded consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in foot and ankle conditions. Currently working at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, he has a keen interest in research and innovation in his field of expertise. Tom was part of the surgical team with Broken Earth Medical Mission to Guatemala, where he used it as an opportunity to apply advanced trauma (ATLS) principles in a challenging setting.

Tom is a conscientious, proactive and caring consultant who is dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for his patients.

About Mr Thomas Hester

Mr Hester graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine with Distinction in 2006. He was awarded a 1st in his BSc with Honours from UCL in 2005 and the Scales Prize for Orthopaedic Science. He went on to achieve a MSc (Hons) at the University of Brighton.

Having completed his orthopaedic training on the South East London Training Rotation, he undertook a British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Visiting Foot & Ankle Fellowship to Toronto; a British Orthopaedic Society Travelling Fellowship to Calgary specialising in Complex Trauma, and a further Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Mr Hester now works as an NHS consultant at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, where he maintains an active role in education both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

He currently specialises in a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), ligament injuries, ankle fractures, cartilage damage, bunions and heel pain. He has contributed to many professional journals and publications and used his interest in IT to design a surgically oriented app together with an online training module. He has undertaken many professional development courses, both surgical and managerial, and is currently collaborating in several notable research projects. Outside work, he is a motorsport enthusiast, enjoys snowboarding and is a PADI qualified open water diver.


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Professional background

Mr Thomas Hester

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon

  • ‘Surgical Instruments’ app on iTunes

Teaches undergraduates and postgraduates
Royal Society of Medicine OSCE Teaching
Royal Society of Medicine OSCE Examiner
Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor
QMUL Graduate Entry Medical Student Pathology Course Coordinator and Lecturer
Imperial College Mock OSCE Examiner
QMUL OSCE Examiner
QMUL Anatomy Demonstrator
UCL Anatomy Demonstrator Kings College
Medical School Student Orthopaedic Teaching

  • Contributor to 19 publications to date
  • Bone and Joint Journal reviewer
  • Contributor to online BMJ Learning module

Bateman T, Hester T, Bradford S, Kavarthapu V, Edmonds M. Modern orthopaedic inpatient care of the orthopaedic patient with diabetic foot disease. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds Accepted jul 2015

Butt D, Hester T, Bilal A, Edmonds M, Kavarthapu V .The medial column midfoot fusion bolt is associated with unacceptable failure rates in corrective fusion for Charcot deformity: results from a consecutive case series Bone and Joint Journal 2015 Jun; 97- B(6):809-13.

Hester T, Mahmood S, Morar Y, Singh R Simultaneous dislocation of both interphalangeal joints in the middle finger BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr2014-207839

Hardman J, Al-Hadithy N, Hester T, Anakwe R Systematic Review of Outcomes Following Fixed Angle Intramedullary Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture. International Orthopaedics 2015 Apr 15.

Siebachmeyer M, Boddu K, Hester T, Bilal A, Edmonds M, Kavarthapu V. Outcome of one-stage correction of deformities of the ankle and hindfoot and fusion in Charcot neuroarthropathy using a retrograde intramedullary hindfoot arthrodesis nail. Bone and Joint Journal. 2015 Jan;97-B(1):76-82.

Fox, T; Oliver G; Wek C; Hester T Case Report: Plantar Fascia Calcification – a sequelae of corticosteroid injection in the treatment of recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis BMJ Case Reports July 2013

Hart AJ, Hester T, Sinclair K, Powell JJ, Goodship AE, Pele L, Fersht NL, Skinner J. The association between metal ions from hip resurfacing and reduced T-cell counts. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Apr;88(4):449-54

Hester TW, Parkinson LC, Robson J, Misra S, Sangha H, Martin JE, A hypothesis and model of reduced fetal movement as a common pathogenetic mechanism in clubfoot, Med Hypotheses. 2009 Dec;73(6):986-8

Hester T, Bond D and Phillips. The Use Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) In The Management Of Established Non Union In Open Fractures. Bone Joint J 2014 vol. 96-B 3 no. SUPP 10 1

Martin JE, Hester TW, Aslam H, Sinha S, Knowles CH. Discordant practice and limited histopathological assessment in gastrointestinal neuromuscular disease. Gut. 2009 Dec;58(12):1703-5

A Hart, P Tarrassoli, C Patel, P Buddhdev, T Hester, S Muirhead-Allwood, J Skinner The biological effects of metal ions from 25 bilateral hip resurfacings. J Bone & Joint Surgery, Br 2009 91(SUPP I), 132-133

A Hart, T Hester, A Goodship, Jj Powell, L Pele, Nl Fersht, J Skinner Does Hip Resurfacing Cause Immune Suppression? J Bone & Joint Surgery Br 2012 94 (Supp II), 83-83

A Hart, T Hester, A Goodship, J Powell, L Pele, N Fersht, J Skinner What Are The Immunological Effects Of Metal Ions From Hip Resurfacing? J Bone & Joint Surgery Br 2008 90 (Supp II), 313-313

Letter: Hart AJ, Hester TW. Unexplained metal ion levels? J Bone Joint Surg Br 12 July 05 (available URL)


Surgical SBAs for Finals with Explanatory Answers, Hester T, MacGarrow I 176pp MasterPass series ISBN 978 184619 267 8

Oxford Handbook of Surgical Consent, (Orthopaedics & Trauma Chapter), Hester T, M Ramachandran, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-959558-7

Book Chapter Pending Publication: Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma in Clinical Practice Chapter title: The response to injury in the child & bone healing Hester T, Barry M Springer Publishing

Computer Apps and Online Modules

Surgical Instruments, Hester T, iTunes URL

Shoulder Examination and Diagnosis, BMJ Learning, Karadaglis D, Hester T,

General Medical Council (GMC)
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)
BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society)
Motor Sports Association (Registered Doctor)
Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS)

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