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Dr. James Crutcher

Orthopedic Surgery
Seattle, WA
About me
I specialize in
Orthopedic Surgery
I speak
My answers and insights have
Helped 80 people
Here are kind words from others
Like the reviewer above, I went to see the doctor with what I thought were back problems. I was visiting one of Dr. Crutcher's partners. He had me walk across the exam room and then left. He came right back and handed me a brochure on total hip replacement and one of Dr. Crutcher's cards. He said 'Dr. Crutcher is the best. You've got a worn-out hip, not just back problems.' I saw Dr. Crutcher and he replaced my right hip in 2001. Amazing surgery. The leg pain was completely gone and I was hiking in the mountains within about 6 weeks. This with a non-cemented prothesis! About 3 years ago I fell on some ice and injured the hip on my other side. To make a long story short, I saw Dr. Crutcher again for a left hip replacement. The technology has developed a lot in 10 years. I was walking within a day of a non-cementd hip replacement. The surgical experience was so much different than any of my previous (spinal fusion, hip, shoulder, etc) surgeries. There was no nausea afterword and the pain management is much b
I thought I had back problems. He watched me walk, that's all. He told me how and when I hurt and he was correct. He told me I needed a hip replacement, took X-Rays and showed me why. I had him do one with incredible success & six months later I had him do the other. Both are great!!!!
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
Recommend me
I am located at
601 Broadway
Seattle , WA 98122

Accepted Insurance Plans
First Choice Health
Great West Healthcare
Labor & Industries
Premera Blue Cross
Uniform Medical Plan
Great Lakes Health Plan
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Princeton University
I've won the following awards
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
I've published
Combined osteotomy as a salvage procedure for severe Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.
J Pediatr Orthop., 12(2):151-6 (1992 Mar-Apr)
Indirect spinal canal decompression in patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures treated by posterior distraction rods.
J Spinal Disord., Mar;4(1):39-48 (1991)