Prof Tim Board

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MB ChB(Hons), MRCS, MSc(Orth Eng), FRCS(Tr&Orth), MD

Clinical Interests


  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip revision arthroplasty
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Custom hip replacement
  • Dealing with painful hip replacements and complications such as infection, dislocation and instability, impingement.

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association (previously member of research committee)
  • British Hip Society (Chair of Research Committee)
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Personal profile

Tim Board is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon working at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital in Lancashire. He is also a Visiting Professor in Orthopaedics at the University of Leeds and Manchester.

He is fellowship trained in dealing with complex hip and knee problems including primary and revision arthroplasty. He performs around 200 primary joint replacements and 50 revisions per year.

At Wrightington he has developed a special interest in treating young patients with arthritis and also treating patients who have problems after operations and dealing with revision surgery of the hip. He also has an interest in dealing with hip impingement using the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques. He has recently developed a paediatric hip replacement service in collaboration with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

He gained his Medical degree from the University of Manchester in 1996 (awarded with Honours). He also gained a first class honours degree in Anatomy whilst an undergraduate. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. Speciality training in the North West led to completion of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeon (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2005.

During his training Tim undertook periods of specialist training abroad, spending a year in Sydney, Australia and visiting fellowships in Hanover, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. He also spent some voluntary time in Malawi, providing orthopaedic care and education, a visit funded by World Orthopaedic Concern.

He has an interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published more than 100 papers and contributed to many textbooks. His research centres on improving the outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty and he recently received significant funding from the NIHR to undertake a trail in hip replacement surgery.

Year qualified:

1996