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Jason Thompson, M.D.

Adult Joint Reconstruction & Hip and Knee Replacemen​t

Jason Thompson, M.D. is Fellowship Trained in Adult Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery and Replacement. He completed training at the Orthopaedic Surgery Division Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. His fellowship training included management of degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee, a high volume of revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as exposure to non-arthroplasty alternatives of young adult hip disorders. The emphasis of the fellowship was on revision hip and knee arthroplasty. His orthopaedic research included long-term clinical outcome and database studies, initiation of randomized trials, use of advanced imaging modalities and implant retrieval studies.

Dr. Thompson accomplished Orthopaedic Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He also acquired his Medical Degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in General Studies, Magna Cum Laude at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

His professional experience includes a four-year career as a professional soccer player - playing two years for FC Dallas and two years for DC United in Major League Soccer (MLS), winning the MLS Cup championship in 2004 with DC United. His experiences also include time as a Research Study and Regulatory Coordinator at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas as well as a Patient Care Technician at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Thompson was named, by his peers, a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Most Outstanding Resident Mentor in orthopaedic surgery. He was also a member of the U.S. under-23 Men's National Soccer Team and elected into the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments with the EIU Men’s Soccer Team.

Dr. Thompson joins South Texas Bone and Joint to help expand our Orthopaedic and minimally invasive surgery services to the Coastal Bend and beyond. We are pleased to continue a path of excellence in making Your Care. Our Priority®.

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Eligible

Fellowship Trained:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Division Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario


  • 2014 - 2019 -- UT Health Science Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • 2010 - 2014 -- UT Health Science Center of San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

  • 2009 -- University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX - B.S. General Studies [Magna Cum Laude]

  • 2005 - 2006 -- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL - Pre-medical studies



Book Chapters:

  • Ibrahim M, Thompson J, Poole A, Lanting B. Chapter 7: Managing Obesity in DAA: Positioning, Incisions, Proximal TFL Release, Tricks/Broaches, Impact of Infection on Outcomes. In: Bal S, Moskal J, Kreggi K, Editors. The Direct Anterior Approach To Hip Reconstruction. New Jersey: SLACK Incorporated.

  • Thompson J, DeHart M. Chapter 14: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. In: Miller M,Thompson S, Editors. DeLee, Drez, & Miller's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Research/Case Presentations:

  • Ibrahim M, Thompson J, Howard J, Lanting B. The Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip for Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Blind Guide for Residents and Fellows (with traction table). Submitted to Annals of Joints.

  • Thompson J, Somerville L, Lanting B, Howard J. A Cohort Study of Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes Using All-Polyethylene Tibial Components.
       • ePoster presentation at 2020 Canadian Orthopaedic Association virtual Annual meeting
       • Submitted poster 2020 AAOS annual meeting.

  • Thompson J, Moore C, Shillingford-Cole V, Michalek J, Fike D, Morrey M, Fajardo R. The Association between Manipulation Under Anesthesia and Implant Type Following TKA: Modular vs.All-Polyethylene Tibial Components.
       • Poster presentation 2019 Alamo Orthopedic Association
       • Submitted to JBJS.

  • Thompson J, Wagner L, Rajani R. Review of TKA in Solid Organ Transplant Patients. Paper completed 2017.

  • Thompson J, Edeen R., Toohey J. A critical improvement in synovial fluid analyses utilizing the PDSA cycle, a quality improvement model. San Antonio, Texas: The 2013 University of Texas System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference and Recognition Event.

  • Ford J., Yeh L. C., Schmidgal E., Thompson J., Lee, J.C. Protein Kinase D1 is Essential for Pubertal 2013 Bone Acquisition. Endocrinology, 2013; 1376.

  • Thompson J., Bean G. Case in Point: Biceps Tenodesis. American College of Radiology ( Published on on 4/1/2013.

  • Syndesmosis fixation: UT Ortho Graduation Case Presentation, moderated by Thomas Clanton, MD. UTHSCSA: San Antonio, Texas. 2018.

  • Osteosarcoma: UT Ortho Deffer Lecture Case Presentation, moderated by Mark Scarborough, MD. UTHSCSA: San Antonio, Texas. 2017.

  • Severely Varus Arthritic Knee: UT Ortho Graduation Case Presentation, moderated by Bernard Morrey, MD. UTHSCSA: San Antonio, Texas. 2016.



  • Member of AAHKS (American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

  • Member of AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

  • Member of TOA (Texas Orthopedic Association)

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Jason Thompson, M.D.
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