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Dr. James Bruckner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Bruckner

Proliance Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

1231 116th Ave NE Ste 750 Bellevue, WA 98004

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Dr. James Bruckner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Bruckner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruckner performs Hip Replacement more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bruckner performs this procedure more than 99% 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. Bruckner treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bruckner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruckner treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bruckner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bruckner's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Bruckner, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Seattle Children's Regional Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Naval Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Naval Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Creighton Unoversity
Undergraduate School
1991
1991
1990
1985
1984
1980

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctor Orthopaedics/Joint Replacement Eastside Urban Pages, 2009
  • Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedics UWMC, 1999
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org, 2008, 2009
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2012
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine, 2009

Dr. Bruckner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruckner

3.9

Based on 27 reviews

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1 Star
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If you are healing properly after surgery he's okay. But if you're not he's a egotistical, narcissistic annoyance.
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Hip replacement.
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Dr. Bruckner and his team at Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Issaquah, WA were excellent from start to finish. From the beginning I felt confident that I had found the best to do my hip replacement and now pain free I can say I am even more impressed. Every single staff member, from the front office, to his medical support staff, to the physical therapy team were amazing. Thank you to all for your skilled and caring treatment.
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Dr Bruckner has replaced both knees and both hips. He is an excellent surgeon and I have recommended him to my family and friends. He has a wonderful bedside manner too. The most important thing is,I didn't have pain after any of my surgeries and healed very well with excellent results! Myrna Bacon
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Dr. Bruckner replaced my right hip in 2007 and I told him "Thank you for giving me my life back!" At the time, he was the only Dr. to take a standing x-ray to diagnose my problem. The x-ray and MRI done elsewhere were done while I was lying down an showed nothing. I only hurt as I stood or walked. In his standing X-ray it was evident, I no longer had any space(cartilage) on my right hip!!!! I would like to have an appointment with Dr. Bruckner to check my left hip. Is that possible?
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Dr. Bruckner came highly recommended to me by my peers in the medical profession. I've worked with many doctors in my nursing career and was delighted with the time he spent with me, answering my questions and his thoroughness in explaining the entire process. His bedside manner is exceptional. He has replaced both my hips and recovery was smooth each time. I hope my knees hold up, but if not, he is my man for the job. I have recommended him, in the past and will continue to do so.
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Dr. Bruckner replaced both hips 8-9 years ago. He was personable and informative, and brought in great results! In my experience, few surgeons have any interpersonal skills, but Dr. B. was a breath of fresh air. In choosing the type of prosthesis most appropriate to my lifestyle, he had to go the extra mile to get it approved by insurance. I've put them to the test with several falls, but never a problem or dislocation. I'm now scheduled to have him do my knee replacement.
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Dr. Bruckner and his entire team are efficient, effective and friendly. We handed Dr. Bruckner a 75 year old broken and twice repaired hip and he replaced the hip with exceptional results.
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Dr. Bruckner does not treat the conditions listed on this web page. He does not even see all his patients. I have a labral tear that is visible on a MRI, and I never got to see him for an evaluation and hear his personal opinion. And this was after 2 mos of waiting for an initial appointment. Disappointing experience. I had three appointments plus imaging through this office. There is a visible problem. I never got to see him once.
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