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Dr. James Pritchett, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Pritchett

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12911 120th Ave NE Ste H210 Kirkland, WA 98034

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Dr. James Pritchett, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kirkland, WA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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Words do not suffice to thank Dr. James W. Pritchett for his brilliant skills and display of excellency when performing my left total hip joint replacement. My pain is gone when before I had constant 24/7 pain due to severe advanced arthritis. Duong Tran, his assistant surgeon, and his M.A. Susan K. also contributed immensely to my care. Dr. Pritchett accepted me as a candidate despite having contracted shingles several weeks prior. Also, I am overweight and he still did not refuse to operate. I am overwhelmed and so very grateful for his kindness.
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Attention to detail... his whole life is centered around his work.he did a hip resurfacing on left and right and then full hip in right two weeks in on resurface. I rolled over in bed with too much force and two days later it gave way and broke femoral neck no pain. The doctor and his team fixed me up with a full hip with a 44mm ceramic ball with crosslink polymer cup.I would go to him over and over again. I refer people all the time.shoulders,knees,hips he is the best. Does all his own on call.
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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 misdiagnosis, I've just had a competent specialist find that I have FAI as well as hip labral tears. You are born with FAI, or it is formed in childhood. If you're overweight, do not go to this man.
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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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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 explaining my options. I had my Left hip resurfaced on January 31st 2017. 3 months in and everything is perfect. Very happy with the Dr. and the staff, can't wait to get my Right hip done.
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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 passionate about his work, and is a brilliant, excellent, world class surgeon. I am so grateful to have found him! His team is also incredible. Thank you!
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Dr. Pritchett resurfaced both of my hips in 2014. He is the expert hip resurfacing guy aND an outstanding surgeon. My hip function is very good now and I can run once again. I have a bad shoulder that needs work and I'm going to go with Dr. Pritchett when the time comes.
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Dr James Pritchett resurfaced both my hips & I'm once again able to enjoy my normal activities like skiing, backpacking & horseback riding without pain. I had my left done in 2006 when the resurfacing procedure was relatively new. Luckily I discovered Dr Jim ("NW resurfacing pioneer"). In 2015 I had my right hip done & have been pain free since. Left hip is still good after 10 years & will likely outlast me. Dr Pritchett has successfully helped several friends & I cant recommend him enough.
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Dr. Pritchett is not only a very skilled and experienced world class surgeon, he is a very compassionate person. Even though he has a quiet demeanor , he is very passionate in providing the best results for his patients. I am very thankful for what Dr. Pritchett has done for me and I am looking forward to resuming my very physically active life style that has been hindered by my severe Bi lateral hip degeneration. If you are considering surgery, speak to Dr. Pritchett before you make a decision
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I had a hip resurfacing performed by Dr. Pritchett at the end of July, 2016 and I couldn't be happier with the experience and outcome. I live in Northern California and, based on a number of criteria, I decided to travel to Dr. Pritchett / Seattle to have the procedure done there rather than using a local surgeon. The reasons for this were primarily 1) the number of hip resurfacings that Dr. Pritchett has done (over 4,000) and his ability to match the device type with the patient's needs.
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About Me

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 tha...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Phoenix Orth Surgery
Residency Hospital
1983
Ariz Chldns Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Phoenix Surgery Res
Residency Hospital
1980
Phoenix Indian/va Med Ctrs
Internship Hospital
1979
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1981
1980
1979

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Dr. Pritchett's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pritchett treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pritchett treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hip Resurfacing
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pritchett performs Hip Resurfacing more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pritchett performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

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  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pritchett treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Pritchett's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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