Meet Thomas Hilton, Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint Reconstructive Surgeon

How long have you worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint Reconstructive surgeon? 

“I have worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint Reconstructive surgeon for 5 years, and have been active at the following hospitals: 

What would you say is your biggest achievement in your career to date? 

“Passing my fellowship and taking over the Oncology & Joint Reconstructive Unit at Groote Schuur and Red Cross Hospitals. I also performed one of the first Van Ness rotationplasty operations in 2022. Lastly, I am proud of the Oncology fellowship that I have set up in association with the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA).”

What made you decide to start collecting electronic outcome data? 

“I knew I needed to produce high-quality data for my research projects, and to do that I needed to collect and monitor patient outcomes. The data also needs to be easily and quickly accessed as well as in a format that can be smoothly analysed.

Why did you choose Amplitude as your service provider? 

“I was initially introduced to Amplitude by the Clinical Director at Amplitude, Mr David Selvey. I was impressed by his proficiency and Amplitude delivered an easy-to-use system, which has been internationally recognised and adopted by the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA). Amplitude is also committed to ongoing improvements which are easy to communicate to the developers.”

What are the 3 greatest benefits you have gained from using Amplitude? 

  • “Electronic note keeping  
  • It is a simple and easy to use system 
  • Having the ability to collect high-quality data”

What is your favourite feature or function of Amplitude? 

“It is a fully electronic and adaptable system.”

Do you have any specific objectives that you want to achieve by using Amplitude? 

“I want to produce data for studies and contribute and develop the South African Orthopaedic Registry (SAOR). I also want my clinical notes at my fingertips.

How has your overall experience been with Amplitude? 

“Good. The Amplitude Team is helpful and responsive when I have any queries or require support.

Can you share a fun fact about yourself? 

“I enjoy DIY projects and my next goal is to build a golf simulator!”

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