The Exeter Knee Clinic
Knee Surgeon
Awards & Grants

KReBS Knee Study. York Trials Unit. 2017. (PI)

Arthritis UK Medical technology grant.
TOKA study 2 year term. Clinical lead 2016.

Master Services Agreement. Stryker Research
5 year programme grant Lead. 2016.

OA Tech + network community EPSRC grant (EP/N027264/1).
5 year award. Co-applicant with Professor Holt 2015-2020.

National Institute of Health Research HS&DR project 14/70/146.
Pathways for THR and TKR post surgery follow-up. Co-applicant with M. Stone. 2015.


Current Research

Investigator Initiated MSA study agreement. CI.
- Biomechanical fixation cadaveric testing and clinical study. PI.
- Revision cones fixation study RCT. PI.
- Instrumented Kinematic Alignment study RCT. PI.

STAR cap. NIHR funded programme grant. PI. Recruiting.

Kfort. NIHR funded pilot study. PI. Recruiting.

INFORM. NIHR funded programme grant. Knee lead.

Prospective 3 stage project into postoperative delirium in TKR. Study lead.


Publications: Peer Reviewed Journals

The first knee prosthesis to go through beyond compliance: A new standard for the safe introduction of orthopaedic implants.
Patel NG, Napier RJ, Phillips JRA, Toms A.D.
Surgeon. 2020 Jul 13:S1479-666X(20)30077-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2020.06.005.

The Exeter Knee Infection Multi Disciplinary Team approach to managing prosthetic knee infections: A qualitative analysis.
Awad F, Searle D, Walmsley K, Dyar N, Auckland C, Bethune R, Eyres K, Toms A.D, Phillips J.
J Orthopaedics. 2019 Sep 11;18:86-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2019.09.004. eCollection 2020 Mar-Apr.

Plasma Viscosity Has a Role in the Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Bajada S, Yoong A.W.H, Hourigan P, Koopmans P.C, Phillips J.R.A, Toms A.D.
J Arthroplasty. 2019 Dec;34(12):3035-3039. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.07.035. Epub July 2019

Ten-year results for a single-surgeon series of Scorpio non-restrictive geometry (NRG) posterior stabilised (PS) total knee replacement.
Bajada S, Searle D, Toms A.D.
European J Orthopaepdic Surgery Traumatol. 2019 Oct;29(7):1533-1538. doi: 10.1007/s00590-019-02456-w. Epub 2019 May 31

Three-phase Technetium-99m bone scanning in patients with pain in the knee region after cemented total knee arthroplasty.
Phillips J.R.A, Toms A.D, Becker R, Hirschmann M.T.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Apr;27(4):1009-1010. doi: 10.1007/s00167-019-05393-7. Epub March 2019

Am I the right surgeon, in the right hospital, with the right equipment and staff to do this operation?
Hill D.S, Kinsella D, Toms A.D.
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2019 Jul;29(5):1105-1113. doi: 10.1007/s00590-019-02407-5. Epub March 2019

Revision knee complexity classification-RKCC: a common-sense guide for surgeons to support regional clinical networking in revision knee surgery.
Phillips J.R.A, Al-Mouazzen L, Morgan-Jones R, Murray J.R, Porteous A.J, Toms A.D.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Apr;27(4):1011-1017. doi: 10.1007/s00167-019-05462-x. Epub 2019 Mar

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Publications: Invited Articles

Rationing of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UK
L. Dodd, I.T. Sharpe, V.I. Mandalia, A.D. Toms, J.R.A. Phillips.
Bone & Joint 360. December 2015.

TKR registry review
J.R.A. Phillips, H.B. Waterson, D.J. Searle, V.I. Mandalia, A.D.Toms.
Bone & Joint 360. June 2014. 3(3);2-8.



BMJ Team of the Year. Painful Knee Replacements. London. March 2017.

Kinematics of Hinges. Chair: Hinge Knee Masters Meeting presentations.
Exeter. February 2017.

Invited Faculty. Session Chair. Doctors Update Course.
Val D’Isere. February 2017.

Scientific presentation. The outcome of mechanical versus kinematic alignment.
Combined European Knee Society and American Knee Society meeting.
Paris. September 2016.