Nowra Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Nowra Private Hospital specialist Paul Thornton-Bott

Dr Paul Thornton-Bott


Dr Paul Thornton-Bott is an Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon with over 15 years of sub-specialist experience in hip and knee joint replacement and revision joint surgery, with a special interest in the direct anterior approach of the hip.

Dr Thornton-Bott has been interested in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery for the last 13 years, both in the UK and in Australia. He has significant experience in both joint replacement and trauma surgery, having performed several thousand procedures.

Dr Thornton-Bott completed his specialist orthopaedic training in the prestigious Oxford Training Program and was a lower limb specialist in Cambridgeshire before returning to Australia in 2014. He has since completed two lower limb arthroplasty fellowships at the Mater Hospital, Sydney working with some of the most renowned Orthopaedic surgeons in Australia. He has provided a public service since 1999, and continues to do so at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

He has been involved in research throughout his career, presenting nationally and internationally. He is committed to the teaching and development of junior doctors and trains other Orthopaedic surgeons both nationally and internationally in the direct anterior approach to hip replacement.

I am passionate about hip and knee replacement surgery, two of the most life-changing operations available, and have focused my orthopaedic career on these operations. Every patient is an individual. I will listen carefully to your patient’s problem, identify the cause of the pain and tailor a personal treatment. My team and I strive to ensure each and every one of my patients receives the very best care to achieve the very best results.

Joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) of the hip and knee | Revision arthroplasty for failed, or painful prosthetic joints | Arthroscopic surgery of the knee | Minimally invasive direct Anterior and Posterior approach hip surgery | Computer navigated and robot assisted surgery | Trauma: fractures, special interest in neck of femur outcome | Early mobilisation, targeted pain control and rapid recovery

Consults at :

Nowra and Shellharbour consulting rooms