James P Crutcher
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James P. Crutcher Jr, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement

Dr. Crutcher is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has advanced training in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee, including degenerative, traumatic, and congenital conditions. Dr. Crutcher performs over 450 hip and knee replacements per year, including partial knee replacement and outpatient joint replacement surgery in selected patients. In his practice, he uses advanced surgical techniques, and a personalized approach for every patient, in order to restore their quality of life and activity goals. Dr. Crutcher was instrumental in bringing robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery to Seattle in 2010 and continues to work on advancing this technology, including teaching other surgeons nationally and internationally.

Dr. Crutcher was Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Swedish Medical Center from 2004-2008. During his tenure as chief, he led the development of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, the largest dedicated orthopedic facility in the Northwest. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute. 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: Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, Robotic-arm assisted hip and knee replacement surgery, revision hip and knee replacement, and knee 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