Dr. James Chen, MD

Dr. James Chen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. James Chen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

450 Sutter St Rm 400

San Francisco, CA 94108

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • ChoiceCare Network
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Knee Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Knee Sprain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

I strive to help patients return from injury or disability to an active lifestyle, specific sport, or hobby. I believe in tailoring a patient's care to their specific circumstances and goals. I generally will exhaust all conservative measures first a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2012
University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Hawaii Queens Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
University of Hawaii Queens Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Swarthmore College
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2007
2006
1998

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Awards

Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

4.9

Based on 75 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Chen always takes the time to explain treatment and answer questions. He was amazing throughout the pre and post surgery phases, always willing and encouraging to call with problems and questions.
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Dr Chen is a very pleasant doctor who took the time to ensure that I was well informed. My recovery has been flawless. No pain, no swelling, no nothing. I start PT next week, and am looking forward to a full recovery. So far so good.
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Dr. Chen and his staff have been very friendly and helpful. There was about a month delay to have my surgery but otherwise incredibly pleased.
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His approach is thorough with a very professional and curtious office staff. Dr Chen changed the quality of life for me with knee replacement. I would highly recommend Dr Chen to anyone.
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Friendly, professional, caring, and most importantly he fixed my ACL with the smallest impact possible on my life.
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