Dr. James Bruckner

Orthopedic Surgery
Bellevue, WA, Canada
39 years experience male

Locations

Proliance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

Issaquah, WA

Address

510 8th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Issaquah, WA
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

4253922564

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

HMA/HMN

Premera Blue Cross

Regence BlueCross BlueShield

Office

Issaquah, WA

Office

Bellevue, WA

Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Bellevue, WA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Languages spoken

English, Haitian Creole

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No, not advised.: No, it is not advised for a person with a total hip replacement to do the splits.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
By your surgeon: It is critical to choose a surgeon to do your hip replacement who does a high volume of that type of surgery. That surgeon is best suited to redo it.... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: The shin bone, otherwise known as the tibia, is a common site for osteochondromas to form. Those that are most bothersome are on the inside of the bo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Usually not needed: Knee replacement rely on the integrity of the medial and lateral (inside and outside) ligaments. All total knee replacements substitute for the anter... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Generally no: Unresectable fibromatosis is often treated with chemotherapy, tho not the type you may be thinking of (hair loss, bone marrow suppression, etc). Unre... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Recovery from hip arthroscopy can take 6-9 months. Generally, most of the significant discomfort is gone by 12-16 weeks, however, as exercise and act... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Usually you will stand at the bedside and take a few small steps the day of surgery. The next day you will walk as you always do, but with a walker o... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Possible: If the diagnosis was known at the time of joint replacement, then the surgeon would likely have performed as complete a synovectomy as possible. Howe... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes, antibiotics.: Most orthopaedists recommend that prophylactic antibiotics be used before dental procedures for lifetime. In the past the ada and aaos have suggested... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
There is no average: Recovery for every patient is different, and depends on their physical demands and expectations. Human biology, however, is fairly constant. Biologi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
2 things only: Repeatedly documented in peer reviewed medical studies-the two factors which predictably lead to good results after total knee and hip replacement are... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No short ans. : Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Removal of a sample: A bone biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a sample of a bone abnormality.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Just like you always: I do not require sitting restrictions after hip arthroscopy. Just be careful and deliberate getting up and down from any low chair. In over 3000 cas... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Use sparingly: In general cortisone injections should be used sparingly, because while they can decrease the inflammation and therefore pain associated with the plan... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Less than 5%: About 95% of patients have what is characterized as a good or excellent result, which means that they have relief of their preoperative pain, and retu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Osteoarthritis : Specifically, of the hip, regardless of the cause. There are a few contraindications, such as active infection in the hip, uncontrolled schizophrenia... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Re-eval: You need to be re-evaluated, preferably by your surgeon. Alternatively, you could consider seeing a non-surgical spine specialist, usually a physiatr... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
It is not slipping.: More than likely, you are experiencing intermittent subluxation of the acetabular labrum into the hip joint. Most often associated with a labral tear... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Generally yes: Unless your anemia is critical, you can have surgery. Blood loss is minimal with this procedure.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
50-90 min: Depending on the experience of the surgeon, and his or her team. The surgery is only part of the equation. In general, from the time you leave your ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Jan 26, 2013
Excellent doc with sound and sage advice. Listens to patient concerns, encourages questions, and advocates collaborative approach to finding best solution. Would highly recommend.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bruckner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bruckner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I will let them know of your recommendation. Diagnosis was made during surgery w/pathology.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Will schedule appt to see doc this week.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Lucky me :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon , First Place, Washington - Winter
2013
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