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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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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pritchett to family and friends is 3.9 out of 5