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James W. Pritchett, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Ive dedicated my career to improving quality of life through reconstructive surgery by searching for solutions for bone and joint problems through research. Ive also pioneered minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Im the most experienced surgeon in the Northwest in Joint Resurfacing Procedures. I perform joint reconstruction surgery without the need for blood transfusions.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Professional Associations
American Academcy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, North Pacific Orthopedic Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Personal Interests
My interests includes research. I have contributed to 60 scientific publications during the last 15 years. We have developed joint replacement surfaces that have minimal wear and that are expected to last the lifetime of the patient.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedic
Clinical Interests
  • abnormalities of the arms
  • abnormalities of the hips
  • abnormalities of the legs
  • achilles tendon repair
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • acl repair
  • ankle arthritis
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair revision
  • anterior tibial tendon rupture
  • arm arthritis
  • arm fracture
  • arm injury
  • arm mass
  • arm pain
  • arthralgia
  • arthritis
  • arthroscopy
  • back fracture
  • back muscle injury
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • bone density
  • bone disorders
  • bone mass
  • broken coccyx
  • buckle fracture
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • cervical arthritis
  • chondroma
  • chondromalacia
  • clavicle
  • clavicle fracture
  • clicking elbow
  • clicking shoulder
  • coccyx injury
  • compartment syndrome
  • compound fracture
  • compression fracture
  • cortisone injection
  • delayed union
  • direct anterior total hip replacement
  • discoid meniscus
  • elbow dislocation
  • elbow fracture
  • elbow injection
  • elbow injury
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • fibulectomy
  • finger dislocation
  • foot pain
  • fracture
  • fracture of fibula
  • fracture of finger
  • fracture of forearm
  • fracture of wrist
  • fractures
  • frozen joint
  • frozen shoulder
  • fusion of joint
  • galeazzi fracture
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • gonarthrosis
  • growth plate fracture
  • growth plate injury
  • hallux rigidus
  • hamstring injury
  • hemarthrosis
  • hip arthroplasty
  • hip dysplasia
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff repair
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • iliotibial band
  • infectious arthritis
  • injury of muscle
  • injury to hand
  • injury to the hip
  • insufficiency fracture
  • joint disorder
  • joint effusion
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • joint swelling
  • joint warmth
  • knee arthroplasty
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • knee surgery
  • knock knee deformity
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg mass
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • limb length difference
  • mako plasty
  • makoplasty
  • malunion fracture
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • median nerve entrapment at elbow
  • meniscus injury
  • minimally invasive hip replacement
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • non-displaced fracture
  • non-union fracture
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteochondroma
  • osteochrondial defect
  • osteolysis
  • osteomyelitis
  • osteonecrosis
  • partial hip replacement
  • partial knee replacement
  • patellar tendinitis
  • pathological fracture
  • pelvis injury
  • periprosthetic humerus fracture
  • popliteal cyst
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament repair
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • quadricep injury
  • radial head subluxation
  • resurfacing of hip
  • rickets
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • rotator cuff repair
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • separated shoulder
  • sequestrectomy
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • sprain
  • sternal clavicular joint dislocation
  • stress fractures
  • tendon injury
  • tendonitis
  • tenodesis
  • thumb fracture
  • tibial torsion
  • toe amputation
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • torn meniscus repair
  • total hip replacement
  • total hip revision
  • total knee replacement
  • total knee revision
  • total shoulder replacement
  • ulnar collateral ligament repair
  • wrist arthritis
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain
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Two Operating Rooms

Medicine evolves over time. Physicians strive to bring not only a cure but also care and compassion. Surgical experience, knowledge and technique are not commodities that can be sold or transferred. Surgery creates a strong and unique bond between the patient and surgeon. Even though there are assistants, nurses, anthesiologists and others, the patient usually places his or her trust soley in the surgeon. This essential trust and faith are fostered by truth and dedication.

Our hospital, like many, allows surgeons to delegate parts of the procedure to assistants.  The assistant may a Physician Assistant, surgeon in training or a professional assistant.  Sometimes, or frequently in some instances, surgical practices will have two procedures at the same time.  The closure of one case occurs as another case begins.  This is called Running Two Rooms.  This is not our practice.  Your surgery will be performed from start to finish by me.  I will not have another patient at the same time in another operating room. I will also perform all your preoperative and postoperative care.  You will not need a blood transfusion with any of our procedures.  You will have a quicker recovery (shorter hospitalization) than other patients in the northwest.

Increasingly patients are results oriented. We recommed you pick a surgeon that has published his or her results in the peer reviewed medical literature. The quality of peer reviewed information is much greater than claims on websites. There is an abundance of information that has not been rigorously reviewed for scientifice validity. Many of our patients come from out of the area (many from out of state) and they base their choice on our peer reviewed published outcomes.

12911 120th Avenue Northeast Suite H210
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Redmond, WA 98052
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