Dr. James Purtill, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. James Purtill, MD
Dr. Purtill is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is the author of numerous articles published in orthopaedic journals and has traveled extensively lecturing on orthopaedic topics. Dr. Purtill is a professor of orthopedic surgery and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University. He is on the Board of Directors of OMEGA medical grants, on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty and a member of the executive committee of the Jefferson Medical College alumni association.

999 Route 73 N Ste 401

Marlton, NJ 08053

Contact Information

(267) 339-3500

Dr. James Purtill, MD

Dr. James Purtill, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Purtill's Experience

Dr. Purtill's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Female Professional- March of Dimes,
Media & Publications

Dr. Purtill has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University, Vice Chair
  • Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association, Executive Committee
  • OMEGA Medical Grants, Board Member
  • Orthopedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University, Professor

Dr. Purtill's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purtill to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Purtill's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Philadelphia |
I was referred to see dr James purtill ,,dr purtill explanation to me what’s my situation with my right hip and he was very clear ,and he gave me his clinical nurse name for further questions,so a few days later I called heather G to have some questions and she suggested to come over and see dr purtill and I did ,he was happy to see me and answered all my questions so I will have my surgery ina few weeks ,and thank you heather for being so helpful also dr purtill I am in hands.i have confidenc.
Philadelphia, PA |
Everything was/is excellent
Cherry Hill, NJ |
I wouldn't recommend Dr. Purtill to anyone, nor would I ever step foot into his office again. I went for a 2nd opinion for an issue with my knee. He refused to give me a diagnosis but disagreed w/the diagnosis given. He repeatedly said, I don't know what's wrong with you but told me several times I should not walk on my leg. I went in with the intent to change my care to him but it was obvious he didn't appreciate I had been seen elsewhere. He's arrogant & needs to get over himself.
Dear Patient, We would love to speak with you directly to discuss your concerns. If interested, please contact us directly at 267-339-3689. Sincerely, Rothman Institute
in Philadelphia, PA |
My mom had both hips replaced by him and I had my knee replaced and a few friends of mine also had replacements. I never heard anything bad. I think he was very honest and told me everything I needed to know. With replacements I believe you NEED to do the hard work and care for a good result. I still feel lucky about such great results but I think he did a great job. Keep exercising , keep it strong , dont abuse it and it will last decades. My mom is past 25 years on her first knee.
Philadelphia, PA |
Wonderful! Wonderful! Heather is great. Dr. Purtill, the best!
in Deptford NJ |
Had my left knee replaced by Dr. Purtill. Six months later a still had problems walking and complained to Dr. Purtill who checked it and said it was fine. I should come back in two and a half years! I went to another doctor who, after seeing the X-rays, told me it was put in wrong and needed to be replaced. Had it replaced and now it is very good. Why Purtill couldn't see the problem from the X-ray. Tried to contact Purtill but he never called back. However, Rothman called me 2 years later check
Dear Patient, Thank you for your feedback. We would love the opportunity to discuss your experience further. If interested, please contact directly at 267-339-3689. Sincerely, Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, PA |
very professional
in Medford NJ |
He was and is both caring and incredibly competent. I appreciate his personal concern and care.
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  • Keystone Health Plan East
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    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • MultiPlan
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  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Purtill has admitting privileges

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
3300 Tillman Dr
Bensalem, PA 19020
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