Dr. James Pritchett, MD

Dr. James Pritchett, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(47)
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Dr. James Pritchett, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210

Kirkland, WA 98034

Contact Information

(425) 823-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Resurfacing
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Pritchett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pritchett "Dr. James W. Pritchett, MD is a board-certified, award-winning orthopedic physician and surgeon specializing in hip, knee and shoulder resurfacing, joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. In addition, he also does work with Orthopedics International. Dr. Pritchett is a highly regarded authority in orthopedics, having published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has a special interest in implantology, the study and development of joint prostheses. Several of Dr. Pritchett's design concepts have been incorporated into currently available joint implants. He has been invited to speak about implantology at more than 85 scientific meetings. Dr. Pritchett was named one of Puget Sound's best doctors and earned an award for outstanding patient care from Swedish Hospital. Dr. Pritchett is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the state of Washington."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pritchett "My surgical practice teaches me that technical skill is the mastery of the complex. It takes years and a lot of listening and experience to understand the nuances of joint resurfacing and replacement surgery. Surgical technique is not a commodity that can be bought or sold. I look carefully at my outcomes and publish my results in peer reviewed journals.

Survivorship of a patient and implant is not synonym for true wellness. Resumption of a completely autonomous lifestyle and return to all activities is the goal.

My favorite came from a patient "Though modest in demeanor Dr. Pritchett acts boldly in the interest of his patients". I live this each day and with each patient."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Phoenix Indian/Va Med Ctrs
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Ariz Chldns Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Phoenix Orth Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Phoenix Surgery Res
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pritchett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pritchett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pritchett to family and friends
3.9
based on 47 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Pritchett's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Pritchett Performed a Hip Re-Surfacing on my Right Hip 1 Year ago. I could not be happier, the Recovery was Fast. Do the Physical Therapy in Full. 100% success after years of Chronic Hip Pain. I would Highly recommend Dr. Pritchett for a Hip Re-Surfacing.
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Does not listen and is not thorough. I went in with hip pain after a weightlifting injury. Had a poorly done x-ray and was turned away after a lecture about being overweight causing my problem and told to go to a PCP. After 2.5 years of chronic pain and thousands of dollars in debt due to...more
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in Oregon
I had my right hip resurfacing done by Dr. Pritchett. I had the best experience and thank him so much for everything. Swedish hospital was amazing and I can not say enough!
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in Eatonville, WA
I'm 42 and need both hips resurfaced, I searched for over a year before I found Dr. Pritchett. I met with him and he was very understanding of my situation and worked with e to reach the 35% BMI needed for a better chance of a good outcome. He answered every question I had and was very thorough...more
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in Seattle, WA
By some grace and some research, I found Dr. Pritchett, and decided he was the surgeon to my left hip resurfacing. I am a 48 year old woman, and until a few years ago, was very active. Now 16 days post op I am doing better than before surgery, and this is only the beginning! Dr Pritchett is...more
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