• Orthopedic


  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Clinic Locations:

  • First Hill - 601 Broadway

James P. Crutcher Jr., MD For an appointment call: (206) 386-2600



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.

Education & Fellowship

BA, Princeton University
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

Orthopedics and sports medicine, University of Washington

Joint Reconstruction Surgery, Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, AZ

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

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


Seattle Metropolitan Magazine — Top Doctor

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Surgery Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center – UW Medicine
Swedish Medical Center