Dr. James Purtill, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marlton, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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Excellent doctor. He performed a total knee replacement two years ago. I am doing quite well today. He never shied away from being completely honest with me. His concern was always for me first.
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Dr Purtill is a great surgeon who takes time with his patients to explain what is up
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Dr. Purtill was the right surgeon for me because we were on the same page from the start. He explained and answered all my concerns and was such a positive and reassuring constant, before, during and after surgery.
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Dr Purtill has hands of gold. My hip replacement done by him was a piece of cake. My pain level never went past a 6 and withing 6 days I had no pain other than soreness like from a bruise. I was up and about in Two days. Walking, up and down stairs. I would do this again in a heart beat. Dr Purtill knows his job and is very good at it. I already recommended 6-7 people to him and its only two weeks since my surgery. Fantastic Dr and Surgical Center. ????????????
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After being bounced around by 3 orthopedic doctors in Southern Delaware I was referred to Dr. Purtill by my friend Dr. Linda Sundt. Dr. Purtill saw me and diagnosed my hip pain very quickly. I am 7 weeks post-op and well on my way to the high levels of activity (walking, bicycling, golf) I enjoy. I have already recommended Dr. Purtill to 5 people; three of them strangers who asked where I had my hip replacement operation. Thank You, Dr. Purtill.
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Fabulous physician. Listens and explains everything. Staff from front desk, X-ray, surgery scheduler and RN’s were exceptional. Great facility in Bensalem. Recommend to everyone. Thanks
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I had an excellent hip replacement experience. Because of a cancellation I was able to meet Dr Purtill on a Wednesday and have my surgery the following Tuesday. He was kind, informative and very professional. All my questions were answered. My outcome was excellent. I am so glad that I had the surgery.
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Makes me feel like I'm the only patient he has today.
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I'd NEVER refer anyone to Purtill. Although his surgical skill seems sound, his post-op instructions don't provide for PT & his protocol is contrary to most knee surgeons. I & other patients started comparing notes. He doesn't believe in PT or pain meds to manage the first few weeks of post-op recovery. Thankfully, I consulted with my primary and also got a second opinion. I did PT with excellent results. They've never heard of NOT doing PT post-knee surgery. Bottom line? Find another doc.
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Dr. Purtill is THE BEST! He replaced my husband’s knees as well as my hip. We have recommended him to all of our friends who need joint replacement.
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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.
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Everything was/is excellent
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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.
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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.
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Wonderful! Wonderful! Heather is great. Dr. Purtill, the best!
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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
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very professional
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He was and is both caring and incredibly competent. I appreciate his personal concern and care.
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Purtill's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purtill performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Purtill performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purtill treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Purtill treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purtill treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Purtill treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Purtill's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

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.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Female Professional- March of Dimes,

Memberships & 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

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