H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD

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H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.73 (30 patient reviews and ratings)
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Contact Information: 

Phone: 704-865-0077
Fax: (704) 867-6401

Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine

Dr. Thomason is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in ankle, elbow, hip, joint replacement, knee, shoulder, and sports medicine. He began practicing at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in 2000.

After completing his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Thomason received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at UNC Healthcare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Dr. Thomason is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When he is not seeing patients for ankle, elbow, hip, joint replacement, knee, shoulder, and sports medicine-related injuries, Dr. Thomason enjoys hunting, golf, shooting, sports, his farm, fishing, and his family and children.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery

  • UNC Healthcare, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995-2000


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Mensa
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association


  • Board of Directors, Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • President, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Board of Directors, Lumiere Medical Ministries
  • Chief of Staff, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, 2010

Team Affiliations

  • Ashbrook High School
  • Gaston Day School

Medical Interests

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Repair of the Ankle, Wrist, Hand, Finger, Hip, and Elbow
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
“My first visit with Dr. Thomason was great. I must be lucky and blessed! Perfect match! We talked, he listened, I listened! He recommended a course of treatment. Had my xrays. We talked again! I made my decision because of several problems that I have to go with Gelsyn-3 and two knee replacements at a later date. Dr. H. Clayton Thomason was the right doctor for me. I felt that I could trust him and he made everything easy for me to understand. Since then, I have received all injections of Gelsyn-3 jel. Can't wait to see him again or my next visit.”
– Mark M.
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