Tim Board

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and Knee Specialist


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

Choose and Book Codes

ORSHKW - Specialist Hip and Knee

ORGOR - General Ortho Lower Limb

Speciality Areas:

Primary hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Hip Impingement treatment, labral tear treatment
Hip Arthroscopy
Hip resurfacing and young adult hip problems
Primary knee replacement
Revision knee replacement
Complex hip and knee reconstruction
Infected cases and post trauma
Young patients with arthritis
Cemented and cementless fixation
Abnormalities such as hip dysplasia, Perthes, previous trauma
Bone grafting techniques
Femoral and acetabular reconstruction with bone grafting and/or mega prosthesis

Contact Details:

Secretary -  01257 256528
Email - andrea.birchall@wwl.nhs.uk

Further information on Tim is available at www.timboard.co.uk

Clinic Access Times:

Tuesday:     0900 - 1300 Wrightington (New patient clinic)

Tuesday:     1330 - 1700 Wrightington (Follow up clinic)



Professor Board is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital and also a visiting Professor in Orthopaedics at the University of Manchester. Tim runs a patient focused practice and only sees hip and knee problems. He currently performs more than 200 major joint replacements per year and is one of only a handful of surgeons offering hip arthroscopy for the treatment of young adult hip problems.

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 Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2005. He recently completed an MD at the University of Manchester in 2010.

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 a strong interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has a strong interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has published more than 40 papers and presented over 100 papers at national and international research meetings. He has also given over 25 invited lectures. He has contributed to many text books including roles as editor. His main fields of research interest include bone grafting and tissue engineering, hip impingement and arthroscopy, heterotopic ossification, computer aided surgery, outcome of uncemented stems in revision hip arthroplasty and failure of hip resurfacing (ALVAL).

Tim is also a research advisor for the NHS Blood and Transplant Tissue Services, the largest bone bank in Europe where he is helping to develop the next generation of bone graft techniques including tissue engineering of bone graft