John Timperley

Consultant Hip Surgeon

MB ChB FRCS D.Phil (Oxon)

John Timperley is a surgeon whose specialist practice is focused entirely on hip replacements including routine and complex cases as well as revision (re-do) procedures.

He works in a team that develops the Exeter Hip and innovates advanced surgical techniques used in hip replacement. The Exeter Hip is one of the most implanted types of hip replacement in the world and one of the most successful in all national Joint Registries. He operates in centres that are visited by several hundred surgeons from around the world each year to learn the newest techniques. The most recent advance is a muscle-sparing posterior approach to the hip known as the SPAIRE technique which involves division (and subsequent repair) of only one small tendon. This technique allows patients to mobilise without any post-operative restriction to their activities and research is on-going to prove better long term function.

Professor Timperley has been President of the British Hip Society and has served on the Executive of the British Orthopaedic Association. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree at the University of Oxford and has an Honorary Chair in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter.

His is involved in many research projects related to the hip and has supervised several higher degrees in Sweden, Bath, Exeter and in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

John is regularly invited to lecture and teach at International meetings. He has published numerous book chapters and multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals each year.

Society memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • International Hip Society

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please call 0203 195 2442.

Secretary details:

Simona Navickaite
DDI: +44 (0) 139 226 2173
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106


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