Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
- Freedom Hip Replacement
Just bagged my first 10,00 foot peak
- Complex Hip Resurfacing
Every day is wonderful. Your team is great to work with. Susan made the process easy for me coming from out of state. I am so grateful you took my difficult case, were able to fix my hip and that your research over the years allowed the technology to be available for me.
- Hip Resurfacing
One final shout out to Dr. Pritchett. We reached to summits of both Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier on Tuesday and my hip never once gave me any problems. We climbed 11,000 vertical feet over three days. Scott
- Total Hip Replacement
I had a right THR (superior method) on July 9, 2018. This picture was taken 17 days later. I started playing golf again 5 weeks after surgery. I am amazed at how fast I recovered and have recommended Dr. Pritchett to several friends who are having hip issues. I am definitely a satisfied patient and would not hesitate to have another procedure with Dr. Pritchett.
- adventure sports hip replacement
Thank you so much for your expertise. I appreciate everything you have done, and how the whole team all were so professional, and cared for me and my individual needs.
- 2 complete knee replacements
Dr. Pritchett has performed two complete knee replacements for me. The first at the end of 2011 and the second at the end of 2013. Eight months after the second operation I was hiking in Switzerland. In 2016, at 71, I hiked the 26 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu over four days. I hike and bike to my hearts content and feel that Dr Pritchett’s skill combined with ongoing Pilates conditioning has been key to my recovery and active lifestyle today
- scoliosis fusion
I had an S shaped 70 degree scoliosis. I was told most of my spine needed to be fused. You were able to fuse just the upper curve and the lower curve gradually went away. I have had a completely normal life for the last 30 years-including sports. Thank you Dr. Pritchett for doing what others couldn't and 30 years of a great life.
- hip resurfacing
I interviewed 3 orthopedists across the US before my hip resurfacing, and decided on Dr. Pritchett. Now, 2 years later, I am so happy with that decision. I'm in my 60s, and I spent a lot of time this summer in the mountains - hiking, running, and biking. Soon I'll strap on snowshoes and skis. Before my surgery, it hurt to get out of a car. The staff at Swedish, and Susan, Dr. Pritchett's assistant, helped make the procedure easy-peazy, even during the middle of COVID, even though I live in Colorado. Hats off to them too. Thanks all, for giving me back my active life.
- Hip resurfacing surgery
On June 29, 2020 I had hip resurfacing surgery at the Swedish hip institute. Dr. Pritchett clearly explained everything at our very first consultation. The surgery was an amazing success! I had severe osteoarthritis and no cartilage in my right hip. Walking with a cane was even a challenge, even driving was a challenge. And now after eight weeks I’m able to do squats leg press Things that I was not able to do one year ago. Dr. Pritchetts entire team was amazing. If you’re looking for the most expert brilliant surgeon to perform this procedure, Dr. James Pritchett should be your surgeon. Thank you. Talman Welle
- Hip resurfacing - Revision Hip Prothesis
You will not find a better Orthopedic Surgeon anywhere. Dr. Pritchett is simply the best, most skilled, experienced and talented surgeon in the country. People come from all over the USA and internationally to Seattle to have Dr. Pritchett perform surgical procedures. Dr. Pritchett has performed 3 surgeries for me over the past 17 years. If there was ever a post-surgical issue I was experiencing, Dr. Pritchett personally and immediately took care of it. I had my most recent procedure in January 2024. My recovery was nothing short of miraculous as I was already easing my way back into my normal daily activities, including going to the gym, in just 2 weeks after my surgery. My surgical scar has also healed very quickly. I diligently did all of the post surgical exercises starting on day 1 of the surgery - this is very important to a successful recovery! After just the second post-surgical day, I was able to manage my pain with just Aleve and Tylenol. Dr. Pritchett's medical assistant, Susan Knudson, is also incredible. Susan has been with Dr. Pritchett for the past 20 years. Susan is very kind, responsive and extremely knowledgeable in providing information and answers to all aspects of pre-surgical & post-surgical questions needed by Dr. Pritchett's patients. Thank you Dr. Pritchett (and Susan) for giving me back the quality of life I so desperately needed. You are the best!!
- Hip Surgery
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Pritchett for accepting me as an elder female patient, and for his successful hip resurfacing surgery in late September 2023. We live in California and travelled to Dr. Pritchett’s Seattle office, and are so happy we did. Everything went extremely smoothly and we couldn’t be happier with the results. I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to him for the surgery and exceptional care he has given to me! And I thank him for his tremendous skill in performing my operation. He is truly a lifesaver. I still remember the day when I was laid on the bed, pushed into the surgery room in the morning of September 26th. It was one of the toughest times of my life. His personal attention and kindness helped me overcome my fears about the surgery. During my follow up visit, he made me believe that I can be fully recovered in a few weeks. Now that I am nearly four weeks from my surgery, I am getting better and stronger every day, I can truly say I wish I had done it sooner. I had been so stressed for so long and it was really starting to affect every aspect of my life. I am deeply appreciative to Dr. Pritchett for giving me my life back! Because of his expert care, I now have hope for the future. I also appreciate everyone else who helped me in Dr. Pritchett’s office, and would like to especially thank Nurse Susan. Susan is always very kind, helpful, knowledgeable, informative and super speedy in responding to inquiries. She also went above and beyond and helped me out with recommendations for pharmacies, transportation, and even hotel suggestions. With her consistent dedication… she made the whole process a breeze; especially since we were from out of state. Thank you again, Dr. Pritchett for all your care! I appreciate you and your care more than I can express! And I am looking forward to your care of my other hip!
- hip resurfacing
Dr. Pritchett, Just wanted to say thank you again for your work on my hips. If you recall, you resurfaced both of my hips, left in 2013 and right in 2019. I am doing great and I am scheduled to compete in Mongolia in October. The article below has some details. Feel free to use it as a testimonial to your amazing work! I can’t thank you enough. To say that my quality of life is better now is the biggest understatement!! https://bonnercountydailybee.com/news/2023/jun/22/fragoso-wins-national-powerlifting-championship/
- Left Hip Resurfacing Oct 2022
Dr. Pritchett - Thank you so much for my very successful hip resurfacing surgery (Oct. 2022, Left Hip). My new hip is working great and I am back to my regular outdoor activities of trail hiking, yard work, lap swimming, etc. I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before, but I don’t think I can emphasize just how significant my new hip has been for me both mentally and physically - and for this I am very grateful. I feel that hip resurfacing was the best choice for me as I am still relatively young (65) and also physically very active, and my new resurfaced hip is functioning and feeling basically like my hip before arthritis set in. The supportive care provided by Swedish Orthopedic Institute (SOI) was pretty amazing and the supporting team and facilities at SOI on surgery day was top notch. The preparatory materials provided by you and SOI were excellent and really helped me prepare for the surgery. Overall, I feel that I’ve received probably some of the best care available in the country to correct my hip osteoarthritis in my left hip. So - thank you very much Dr. Pritchett. I am very grateful to have had you for my surgeon. I’ve got my life back!
- hip resurfacing with blocked femur
I had a rod that could not be removed blocking my femur. My surgeon could not perform a badly needed hip replacement. My only and last hope was Dr. Pritchett. He was able to perform a hip resurfacing and IT WORKED!
- Artificial vertebrae
Thirty years ago I became paralyzed when my spine collapsed by a tumor in three of my vertebrae. I was told there was no solution by several neurosurgeons. My oncologist had hip surgery with Dr. Pritchett and called him to ask if he knew of any solution. Dr. Pritchett took my case himself and made artificial vertebrae out of bone cement with a metal rod as "rebar". I recovered and have a normal life. This is a "miracle". I am so thankful for Dr. Pritchett's creativity.