Dr. Walter Thomas, MD

Dr. Walter Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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      Very professional and competent office staff! Dr Thomas has excellent bedside manner and is the best at what he does. Performed 2 surgeries (bucket tear meniscus and ACL ). He is a pro!
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedics

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Disorders
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Instability
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Ankle
      • Ataxia
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Broken Arm
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Foot and Ankle Injuries
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Injuries
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand Injury
      • Hand Ligament Rupture
      • Hand Tendon Injuries
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Injuries
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Disorders
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Systemic Chondromalacia

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Ankle Fracture Repair
      • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
      • Ankle Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Reconstruction
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Foot and Ankle Surgery
      • Foot Surgery
      • Glenoid Labrum Repair
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Arthroscopy
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Surgery
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
      • Knee Surgery
      • Ligament Reconstruction
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Stabilizations
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
      • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
      • Wrist Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        Loma Linda University Medical Center

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        Loma Linda University Medical Center

        Completed in 2002

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of California

        Completed in 2006

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Thomas' Care Philosophy

      Very early in my career, I had a vision of what I wanted my practice to be like. I wanted the opportunity to treat every patient as if they were a member of my family, to give them 100% of my attention, and to use all my training, experience, and resources to give them the best possible outcome. I take great pride in having made that vision a reality. I have had the opportunity to train with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. I have worked with professional athletes and college athletes, helping them, through treatment and training to return to an even higher level of performance. I am detailed oriented; some might even say a perfectionist. I don't take shortcuts. When I examine you because your elbow is hurting, you can be sure I will also be looking at your shoulder, to see if there are underlying problems there that are causing strain on your elbow. I believe that injury prevention is critically important. By noticing conditions before they become a problem, many injuries can be prevented. This is especially true in the younger patient population - I can give them the tools and information to perform at the highest level athletically, without jeopardizing their long term health. By the same token, many of the patients I see in my practice are athletically inclined people in their forties, fifties, sixties, or beyond, who want to stay active in their chosen sport, but have suffered an injury or too much wear and tear. It gives me great satisfaction to return them to the activities they love.