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Dr. James Hartford, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Hartford
795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Dr. James Hartford, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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This surgeon saved my life. Kind, gentle, compassionate. I have since moved and without question would fly back if I needed additional surgery.
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I am so grateful to have had my knee totally replaced by Dr. Hartford at Sequoia Hospital. All of my PAMF appointments in both Palo Alto and San Carlos were excellent and efficiently run. The Xray department and support staff are professional and kind. All of the nurses and therapists at Sequoia Hospital were excellent too. I am now 5-1/2 weeks post op and recovering well. I already can see this was a life changing surgery for the better.
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Injured my knee awhile back, 1st skiing tearing my meniscus then the 2nd not so exciting. The first surgeon was flawless, he retired.. The less exciting accident in which I fractured my knee cap, this next Dr mediocre. Search for the next flawless surgeon and I believe I found him, Dr Hartford. Never thought I would be walking correctly. But I am, knee is excellent as is Dr Hartford. He knows what he is doing, very good with patients. Thank you Dr Hartford & staff. REAL PATIENT.Not his mum
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My primary concern as a physician is for the safety and well-being of my patients. The goal of my practice is to provide the highest quality and most up to date surgical treatment for arthritic conditions of the hip, whether this is due to trauma, injury or advancing age. The ultimate goal is return my patient to the highest level of activity with the most reliable treatment available.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Deaconess Hospital
Residency Hospital
Mary Hitchcock Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Dartmouth College
Medical School
1989

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(650) 321-4121

Dr. Hartford accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hartford's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Dr. Hartford treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hartford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartford treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hartford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartford treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hartford treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hartford's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate