Bodo Purbach

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and Knee Specialist


State Medical Exam (Munich, Germany 1991), MD, Summa Cum Laude (1991)

Choose and Book Codes:

ORSHKW - Specialist Hip and Knee
ORGOR - General Ortho Lower Limb  

Speciality Areas:

Primary Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Complex Primary Hip problems including previous surgery deformity
Hip and Knee Revision Surgery
Bone Grafting as biological revision operation
Knee Arthroscopy Work

Contact Details:

Secretary: 01257 256290

Clinic Access Times:

Wednesdays 1300 -1630   Wrightington (Follow up patients)
Thursdays (fortnightly) 0900 -1300 Wrightington


Mr Purbach graduated from University of Wurzburg, Germany in 1991.  He studied in Georgetown University, Washington D.C. in the U.S.A. He undertook his basic surgical training in Switzerland from 1992 to 1993.  He completed his Orthopaedic Residency Programme with Wurzburg University in 1995 followed by specialist training at Oswestry rotation from 1995 to 1996 and then at Wrightington from 1997 to 2000.  Mr Purbach has been a Consultant at Wrightington Hospital since 2000
Mr Purbach practises contemporary hip arthroplasty using the principles established at Wrightington by Sir John Charnley and refined by Prof. B.M.Wroblewski. The technique represents the Gold Standard in hip arthroplasty. He has a special interest in the complex hip problem arising from deformity, injury or previous surgery. The technique uses bone graft and is equally helpful in revision surgery, where it allows a biological approach to restore and reconstruct bony defects. He holds an honorary senior lecturer’s post with the University of Central Lancashire UCLAN for his participation in training and examining young surgeons.

Research Interests:

Mr Purbach’s academic and research interests include blood salvaging methods, joint lubrication models, bone graft substitute and foremost the continuous study of the long-term behaviour of the artificial joint.