Mr Andrew Toms: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Andrew Toms

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

 

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About me

Professor Toms specialises in knee surgery including sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, complex primary total knee replacement and revision knee surgery as well as maintaining an ongoing commitment in the field of trauma and primary hip replacement surgery. He is the co-ordinator of the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit (EKRU) and educational supervisor for the Exeter Knee Fellow, Extended Scope Physiotherapists and Surgical Care Practitioner.

In 2010 Professor Toms was recognised in the Daily Mail's list of Top 10 UK Knee Surgeons. Uniquely, the study by the Daily Mail canvassed the views of top orthopaedic surgeons and asked them “if your own nearest and dearest were to need a knee replacement, who would you refer them to and why?” Impressively, consultant surgeon colleagues around the country recommended Andrew Toms for his technical skill as well as his bedside manner describing him as “technically a good surgeon” with "huge experience in complex knee replacements" whilst being "good-humoured, well trained and empathetic with patients".

Professor Toms has received various prestigious accolades throughout his career including:
•Charnley Trust Foundation Award, 2004
•Professor's Medal, March 2004
•British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Travelling Fellowship Award, 2004
•Cutner Fellowship Award, RCS Ed. 2004
•British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK) Educational Travel Award, 2004
•Smith & Nephew Research Society, 2003
•Merit Award in Biomechanics, Nov 2002
•Oswestry Research Prize, May 2002
•Harrison Research Prize, Nov 2001
•Chairman's Award for Research, June 2001
•Sir John Lewis Prize in Medicine, June 1992

Areas of interest

Knee surgery; Revision surgery (orthopaedic); Lower limb arthroplasty

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Procedures completed

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - (5-50)

  • W4210

    Total prosthetic replacement of knee joint, +/- cement, +/- patella - (1-5)

  • W8600

    Therapeutic arthroscopy operation on cavity of joint (not otherwise specified) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • T6800

    Delayed or secondary repair of tendon (including graft, transfer and/or prosthesis) (not otherwise specified) - (1-5)

  • W4230

    Revision of total replacement of knee joint - (1-5)

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