Dr. James Melvin, MD

Dr. James Melvin, MD

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Age 39
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Dr. James Melvin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from UNIV OF NC CHAPEL HILL SCH OF MED in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

5215 Loughboro Rd NW Ste 200

Washington, DC 20016

Contact Information

(202) 787-5601

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Melvin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melvin "Dr. Melvin is a board- certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement with specific training in anterior approach total hip replacement, custom partial and total knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee replacement. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. His numerous scientific papers have been featured in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Additionally, Dr. Melvin has authored chapters in orthopaedic textbooks on topics ranging from hip and knee pathology to upper extremity fractures. Dr. Melvin earned both his Bachelor of Science and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest distinction. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In medical school, he belonged to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Melvin went on to complete an internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and returned to North Carolina for fellowship training in both orthopedic trauma at Carolinas Medical Center as well as hip and knee replacement at the world renowned OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center. With a background that includes both joint replacement and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Melvin brings a unique perspective to his practice at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He was born and raised in North Carolina and knew from an early age that medicine would be his career. His strong interest in science and math led him to medical school where he rotated through all the specialties, but kept coming back to orthopedics. Dr. Melvin enjoys the hands-on nature of orthopedic surgery and the tangible results he sees in his patients every day. Easing their pain, restoring their function and quality of life are the best parts of the job. He also greatly values the personal relationships he forms with his patients, getting to know them as individuals and guiding them on the road to recovery. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis. During the college basketball season, you'll find him rooting for his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melvin "Dr. Melvin enjoys the hands-on approach of orthopedics and the tangible results he sees in his patients every day. Easing their pain, restoring their function and quality of life are the best parts of the job. He also greatly values the personal relationships he forms with his patients, getting to know them as individuals and guiding them through the road to recovery."

7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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 Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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34  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • U NC at Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • UNIV OF NC CHAPEL HILL SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Orthocarolina Hip and Knee Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melvin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melvin's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melvin to family and friends
21 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Melvin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (16)

Dr Melvin performed right hip surgery recently. He explained the pre-op, surgery, and post-op process including answering all my questions and concerns. Dr Melvin was referred to me by another surgeon. I am pleased with how the operation turned out. He checked on me while I was in recovery and...more
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Wonderful, just wonderful. Cannot say enough good things about him and his staff.
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Dr Melvin and staff are absolutely wonderful. From start to finish I received top notch care. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone in need of a replacement! He truly gave me my life back!!!
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Dr. Melvin is an outstanding surgeon that cares about you as a person and not just another patient. He took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. He told me I was a suitable candidate for a bilateral hip replacement and explained the process thoroughly. I was walking the day after...more
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Absolutely the best, Dr. Melvin is a very caring, competent, skilled surgeon. Friends were trying to rush me into hip surgery but I took my time until I was certain that I had found the right physician. I am glad I did. The improvement came to me within a few weeks after surgery and the most...more
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