Dr. Jim Hsu

Sports Medicine
Seattle, WA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

10330 Meridian Ave N, Suite 300, Seattle, WA
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About

Bio

Dr. Hsu is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic sports medicine specialist whose practice focuses on the arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. Dr. Hsu received his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and a fellowship in sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA, where he trained and worked as associate fellow physicians for top-tier and professional sports teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), Lakers (NBA), and Galaxy (MLS). He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the King County Medical Society. <br /><br />Dr. Hsu's surgical practice emphasizes arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee, including: <ul> <li>All-arthroscopic rotator cuff and instability/labral repairs; </li> <li>Elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction ("Tommy John Surgery"), with training under Dr. Frank Jobe, the inventor of the procedure; </li> <li>ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscus repair, and arthroscopic cartilage restoration of the knee; </li> <li>Clavicle fracture and nonunion, and AC separations; </li> </ul> Dr. Hsu is currently team physician for a variety of local high school sports teams, a consulting physician for Seattle Pacific University and an event physician for the Rat City Roller Girls. Outside of his practice, Dr. Hsu enjoys cycling, fly-fishing and photography.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
0 Agrees
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A male asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Sudden : Hello: sudden knee pain from a landing maneuver you described may simply be an impact injury that bruised soft tissue and bones. Worst-case scenario ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Since : Hello: since oats are being performed in many body areas now, including knees, shoulders, ankles, and elbows, i will make a guess that your question ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: You : Hello: you may be experiencing plantar fasciitis. Morning pain, pain after sitting for a while are very suggestive of this condition, especially your... Read More
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: If : Hello: if you are having pain still, it is not easy to sort out whether the pain is coming from muscle strain or a fracture here. The location (righ... Read More
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: You : Hello: you may have plantar fasciitis. This typically comes with prolonged sitting and is worse on starting up. Do you have similar pain the first fe... Read More
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A male asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Your : Hello: your symptoms may be a result of a ligament tear, if it is giving your knee laxity and with every step you run the looseness makes your knee o... Read More
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A male asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Since : Hello: since there are many possibilities of shoulder issues with your descriptions, i would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic physician. I wi... Read More
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A member asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Arthroscopic : Hello: arthroscopic rotator cuff repair technique does offer some advantages, but so does the open technique in other ways. For many years, before t... Read More
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A member asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: Strictly : Hello: strictly speaking you do not need to wear a brace after acl surgery. Some patients like the supportive feel of an acl brace during rehab. In ... Read More
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Though : Though it may seem opposite to the idea that one needs to "heal" a bit before rehabilitation, in many instances physical therapy is appropriately star... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
Hello: The : Hello: the primary goal of another intervention would be to improve your motion, and it would be important to not ruin what was done for your surgery... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
My son sustained a football knee injury Friday night and we were glad to find out from the trainer that the Sports Medicine Clinic is usually open Saturdays early morning! We were able to see Dr. Hs...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Jim was thorough in helping me understand my arm injury. He was honest and upfront. I definitely recommend him.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hsu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you...I wasn't sure if it was rotator cuff or tendinitis .
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! This is exactly how l feel.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University-Bloomington
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

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