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Dr. James Kercher

Orthopedic Surgery
ATLANTA, GA
18 years experience male

Locations

Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic

ATLANTA, GA

Address

2045 Peachtree Rd, Suite 700, ATLANTA, GA
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

Medicare

Affinity Health Plan

Assurant Inc

CIGNA Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

Dr. Kercher is a fellowship trained sports medicine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive techniques in sports medicine. His clinical focus is on cartilage restoration, patellofemoral surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of complex knee and shoulder injuries.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Failure: Having poor bone quality can lead to failure of the device. This should be discussed with you spine surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on r... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: But put it back on when you are done. Be careful not to displace the fracture which can happen if you are out of your sling actively moving your arm.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: If you are talking about a localized cartilage problem such as in a knee or shoulder...Or a inherited condition or developmental condition which affec... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Normal : First time shoulder dislocations usually do well. You are a little out of the demographic to have another although it can happen. If it comes out agai... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Arthroscopic Surgery: Actually the term is arthroscopic surgery. This refers to work that is done using a small camera or "scope" which is placed inside the joint.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Tendon: Snapping hip syndrome is a common phenomenon where the iliopsoas tendon snaps over a normal prominence on the upper end of your femur or leg bone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Side effect: Skin discoloration is a common side effect of cortisone injections.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which dont involve cutting or pivoting. If your knee is giving out after a course of rehab the acl should be add... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See a doctor: These are not typical complaints associated with vitamin deficiency. Would recommend you see a doctor. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in knee problem... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See a MD: Could likely have torn or loose cartilage in the knee which is causing these symptoms.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Get an X-ray : Sometimes it's hard to differentiate. Getting x-rays will clear up any confusion.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Have it evaluated : At your age haveing shoulder pain should be evaluated by a doctor. Your symptoms could represent a variety of problems. Better to be safe and make sur... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on what activities you are trying to get back to. Should be walking without crutches 2-4 wks after surgery. Typically 6-8 months for full r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Protect it: Protect the injured area with metatarsal pads or a padded orthotic to wear in your shoe. May also want to add in an over the counter anti inflammatory... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Surgery?: See a good knee doc and make sure you dont need surgery. Partial acl tears are not common, and a lateral meniscal tear may be unstable. For the basi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Instability: Repeated instability episodes can cause further cartilage or meniscal injury in the knee.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on where the cyst is removed from. Most likely can return to normal after the incisions heal but should be discussed with your surgeon.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Have it checked: Activity related intermittent sharp pain in someone your age could represent a labral tear or subtle instability. Should probably have it checked out... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a su... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Swelling: A bakers cyst is an accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee. Typically described as a sensation of fullness behind the knee.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Physical Therapy: Depends on what your physician advised you to do. Many patients benefit from modalities which can be administered at physical therapy such as iontoph... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kercher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kercher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

AOA

Affiliations

Georgia State Football
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