Consultant Spotlight: Mr Alex Trompeter

Mr Alex Trompeter is one of TLA Medicolegal’s most sort after experts, who comments on all body trauma and specialises in complex lower limb fractures and non-union.


Alex Trompeter works at St George’s University Hospital in London and holds the position of Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery at St George’s University of London.  His specific clinical interests are the management of complex fractures, bone infection, non-union, deformity correction and limb lengthening.  He works closely with plastic surgeons for many cases.  He has a regular ortho-plastic-microbiology MDT clinic as well as delivering the region’s amputation service and tertiary limb reconstruction service.


Alex graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical school in 2003.  He completed his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the South West Thames rotation in 2012.  He won the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the FRCS examinations in 2011.  Alex undertook specialist fellowship training in trauma and limb reconstruction in the UK (Liverpool and Chertsey) and overseas (Calgary, Canada).  He was awarded the Braun travelling fellowship to the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, by the British Orthopaedic Association, and a travelling fellowship to the Oxford Bone Infection Unit by the British Limb Reconstruction Society.


Alex is actively involved in education locally, nationally and internationally.  He regularly teaches and lectures in his specialist areas and has just completed a PGCert in Medical Education.  He is Training Program Director for the South West London Orthopaedic Rotation, and previously sat as the OTS Committee Executive Member for Meetings, organising several annual trauma conferences.  He sits on the BOA Trauma Committee and is actively involved in the writing of UK standards and guidelines in trauma including BOASTs.


Alex is also an active academic researcher. He is widely published in his field and is currently completing his PhD thesis in tibial trauma.  He has over 100 peer review publications, the majority in trauma, and has edited two major textbooks.


He has a large medicolegal practice, specialising primarily in complex high energy injuries, multiple injuries, amputation, and compartment syndrome.  He receives instructions both for personal injury and clinical negligence for claiming and defending cases.


In his spare time he tries to go running – this year running the 100Km Jurassic Coast ultra-marathon. He is also learning the guitar, coaches his son’s U11 village cricket team and makes salami and other cured meats.


Please email Mr Trompeter’s medicolegal secretary, Alice, at for his CV and further details.