Dr. James Purtill, MD
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Dr. James Purtill, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Rothman Institute Orthopaedics 925 Chestnut St Fl 5 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Get Directions


Dr. James Purtill, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Purtill is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health and Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (5)
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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic 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


  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
  • Undergraduate School
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • 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