James Pritchett, MD

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.

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.

Education

  • Fellowship – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons Diplomate – National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Residency – Phoenix Orthopedic Residency, Phoenix, AZ
  • M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • B.A., University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Associations, Organizations, Society Memberships

  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (Past President)
  • Board of Trustees, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North Pacific Orthopaedic Society
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine (past member)
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • King County Medical Society
  • University of Washington Medical Alumni Association

 

Focus

  • Hip, knee and shoulder resurfacing
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Implantology

Current Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Awards

  • Puget Sound Best Doctors
  • Meyerding Award for Fracture Research
  • Host, Japanese Orthopaedic Association Research Fellow
  • Letter of Commendation American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Recipient National Institute of Health Research Grant
  • Outstanding Physician Award for Patient Care – Swedish Hospital

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