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PEOC Consultant - Mr John Timperley

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Professor John Timperley


Mr John TimperleyDirectorate:




Trauma and Orthopaedics


Sub-Specialty and conditions treated:

Hip surgery – primary, complex primary and revision total hip replacement


Special Clinical Interests:

Adult hip surgery


Research interests

All aspects adult hip surgery including fixation, function, dislocation and infection.


Base Ward(s) worked on / with or department:

Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre


Year of first medical qualification:



Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Hip Society – currently Hon. Secretary
British Orthopaedic Association – elected member of Council
General Medical Council


Secretary's name:

Sally-Anne Long


Contact details - phone number and / or secretary phone no.:

01392 408400


Contact details - email address and / or secretary email address:


Recent publications:

Timperley AJ, Whitehouse S. 'ASPECTS OF CURRENT MANAGEMENT:  Mitigating surgical risk in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty for fractures of the proximal femur'. In Press.  J Bone Joint Surgery 2009. Log 22617

Timperley AJ; Whitehouse SL; Hourigan PG. The influence of a suction device on fixation of a cemented cup using RSA. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Mar;467(3):792-8

Duncan WW, Hubble MJW, Howell JR, Whitehouse SL, Timperley AJ, Gie GA. Femoral cement in cement revision hip arthroplasty – a five to fifteen year review. JBJS-Br 2009;91(5):577-82

Karrholm J, Hourigan P, Timperley J, Razaznejad R. Mixing bone graft with OP-1 does not improve cup or stem fixation in revision surgery of the hip: 5-year follow-up of 10 acetabular and 11 femoral study cases and 40 control cases. Acta Orthop 2006; (77): 39-48.
Ling RSM, Charity J, Lee AJC, Whitehouse SL, Timperley AJ, Gie GA. The Long Term Results of the Original Exeter Polished Cemented Femoral Component – A Follow-up Report. J Arthroplasty 2009; Epub ahead of print

Carrington NC, Sierra RJ, Gie GA, Hubble MJW, Timperley AJ, Howell JR. The Exeter Universal cemented femoral component at 15 to 17 years: an update on the first 325 hips. JBJS-Br.

Sierra RJ; Timperley JA; Gie GA. Contemporary cementing technique and mortality during and after Exeter total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2009 Apr;24(3):325-32

Tsiridis E, Narvani A A, Haddad F S, Timperley J A, Gie G A. Impaction femoral allografting and cemented revision for periprosthetic femoral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2004; (86): 1124-1132

Sierra RJ; Charity J; Tsiridis E; Timperley JA; Gie GA. The use of long cemented stems for femoral impaction grafting in revision total hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Jun;90(6):1330-6

Lewthwaite SC; Squires B; Gie GA; Timperley AJ; Ling RS. The Exeter Universal hip in patients 50 years or younger at 10-17 years' followup. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008 Feb;466(2):324-31
Timperley AJ, Kenny P. Gie GA. “Impaction Grafting on the Femoral Side”. Chapter 23. Bone Grafting in Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Publisher Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York. 2003

Timperley A J, Gie G, Ling R. Is it Justified to Cement all Sockets? In: The Well-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. (Eds.Breusch S, Malchau H). Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer Medizin Verlag, 2005a; 1st edition: 260-267.

Timperley A J, Howell J R, Gie G. Rationale for a Flanged socket. In: The Well-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. (Eds.Breusch S, Malchau H). Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer Medizin Verlag, 2005b; 1st edition: 208-215.

Charity J, Lamberton T, Gie G, Timperley A J. Grafting: Impaction and Strut. In: Master Techniques In Orthopaedic Surgery. (Eds.Barrack R, Rosenberg A). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005; 2nd: 367-384.

Gie G, Charity J, Lamberton T, Timperley A J. Revision of the femoral component: Impaction grafting. In: The Adult Hip. (Eds.Callaghan J, Rosenberg A, Rubash H). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007; 2nd: 1476-1484.

Hubble N, Timperley A J, Ling R. Long term success with a double tapered polished straight stem. In: The Well-Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. (Eds.Breusch S, Malchau H). Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer Medizin Verlag, 2005; 1st: 228-234


Professional Profile:

Mr John Timperley MBChB, FRCS (Ed), DPhil (Oxon)
John Timperley’s practice concentrates on primary, complex primary and revision total hip and knee replacements in which he has particular expertise. John carried out his postgraduate education in several Centres of Excellence in the United Kingdom including the Exeter Hip Unit under Robin Ling OBE. He was awarded a British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) grant and the John Charnley Research Fellowship to travel to centres of excellence in North America as well as a Johnson & Johnson Fellowship based in Ohio, USA. 


He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Oxford and his research interest continues in the academic Hip Unit in Exeter. He is supervising several higher degrees in collaboration with Bath University. He is a member of the Educational advisory board for the Homer Stryker Center based in Mahwah, New Jersey.  He lectures on hip surgery extensively both nationally and internationally.


John has been elected to the Council of the BOA where he serves on the Executive and on the Professional Practice Committee. He is the elected Honorary Secretary of the British Hip Society and is Chairman of the Exeter Hip Foundation.