James P. Crutcher Jr., MD, 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 each year. In his practice, Dr. Crutcher uses up-to-date 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. He 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.
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center
Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Institute of Bone and Joint Disorders
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Medical Association
Editorial board member-The Journal of Arthroplasty
Executive committee member-Swedish Medical Center
King County Medical Association
Washington State Orthopedic Society
Western Orthopedic Association
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