Dr. James Chen

Orthopaedic Surgery
San Francisco, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

SportsMed Orthopaedic Group Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Address

3000 California Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4154415096

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

Health Net Of California

About

Bio

Dr. Chen grew up in Sacramento, California. He has been a soccer enthusiast his entire life and played at nationally-ranked Jesuit High School and in Northern California's Olympic Development program. As a collegiate soccer player he became interested in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He attended Swarthmore College, earned at masters degree at University of California Berkeley, and a medical degree at University of California Davis. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at University of Hawaii/Queens Medical Center where he worked with the University of Hawaii football team and Kamehameha Schools Athletics. He completed a Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Arthroscopy Fellowship at University of California San Francisco where he worked with Cal Berkeley Basketball and Soccer teams. He also works with USA Sevens Rugby teams. As a fully trained sportsmedicine, knee and shoulder surgeon, Dr. Chen utilizes advanced arthroscopic techniques primarily and all open reconstructive techniques. He also practices general orthopaedics, adult total joint reconstruction of the knee, hip, and shoulder. Having worked with amateur to professional athletes as well as young and masters athletes, Dr. Chen’s philosophy of care is to help a patient return to a specific activity, lifestyle, or sport. Dr. Chen is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys soccer, tennis, and basketball.

Specialties
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Orthopaedic Surgery

Arthroscopy

Knee Surgery

Shoulder Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

167 Answers
1 Agree
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: If you had your own hamstring harvested then pain at 3 weeks back there is reasonable. If you didn't and it is painful and there is a lot of swelling ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Like old acl: Allograft is tissue from a cadaver (dead person). The allograft is anchored in place where the old native acl was. It heals just like the old acl howe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
No: But it depends on how long after the surgery. Generally the hip will be sore after the surgery due to the trauma of the surgery. It also depends what ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much!! It's just confusing information out there including my doctor saying it could take months in healing so I'm looking for the best tips. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I've been struggling with this for many years after my ex almost killed and raped me in front of my child. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! My husband slipped in the rain and his left hip hurts when he stands or walks.....he is a young 65!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
MD

Residency

University of Hawaii/Queens Medical Center

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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