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James P. Crutcher Jr, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement

Dr. Crutcher is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. He has advanced training in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee including degenerative, traumatic and congenital conditions. Dr. Crutcher has been in practice at Orthopedic Physician Associates since 1990. He performs more than 400 hip and knee replacement procedures per year. In his practice he uses advanced surgical techniques and biomaterials to restore the quality of life for patients who have arthritic conditions of the hip and knee.

Dr. Crutcher was Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Swedish Medical Center from 2004-2008. During his tenure as Chief he helped develop the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, the largest dedicated orthopedic facility in the Northwest. Dr. Crutcher is a native of Seattle who enjoys outdoor recreation in the Northwest, especially cycling, skiing and hiking. He also enjoys music, travel, sports and sharing all of these activities with his family.

Special Surgical Interests and Extensive Training
Dr. Crutcher specializes in: Total hip replacement surgery, total knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement surgery, revision joint replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy and hip arthroscopy

Pre-Medical Education
Princeton University

Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Member, American Medical Association

Editorial board member, The Journal of Arthroplasty

Member, King County Medical Association

Executive committee member, Swedish Medical Center

Member, Washington State Orthopedic Society

Member, Western Orthopedic Association

Swedish Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206-386-2600
Fax: 206-622-1644