James W. Pritchett, MD

Implant Designer-Orthopedic Surgeon

Resurfacing of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


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. He has a special interest in implantology, the study and development of joint prostheses.

Dr. Pritchett’s surgical practice has taught him 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. He looks carefully at his outcomes and publishes his results in peer-reviewed journals. He understands that survivorship of a patient and implant is not synonym for synonymous with true wellness. Resumption of a completely autonomous lifestyle and a return to all activities is the goal.

He is the chief of orthopedic surgery at Swedish Orthopedic Institute, the tenth largest orthopedic hospital in the country. Several of Dr. Pritchett’s design concepts have been incorporated into currently available joint implants, and he has been invited to speak about implantology at more than 85 scientific meetings. He is a highly regarded authority in orthopedics, having published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He was also named one of Puget Sound’s best doctors and earned an award for outstanding patient care from Swedish Hospital.

Special Recognition & Training

  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Robotic Surgery

I am proud to be a surgeon at the Proliance Eastside Surgery Center, named the 2nd best ASC in Washington.

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Specializing in:

  • Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Care Center

12911 120th Avenue NE Suite H-210
Kirkland, WA 98034-3061

(425) 821-3550


Care Center

901 Boren Avenue Suite 711
Seattle, WA 98104-3301

(206) 323-6868



Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Phoenix Orthopedic

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellow-American College of Surgeons

Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

Board of Trustees for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

International Hip Resurfacing Group

King County Medical Society

National Board of Medical Examiners

Elite Reviewer Journal of Arthroplasty

Personalized Arthroplasty Society

Washington State Medical Association

Western Orthopaedic Association

Chief of orthopedic surgery for Swedish Orthopedic Institute

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

University of Washington Medical Alumni Association

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