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Patient Testimonials

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!

rfg

  • hip resurfacing
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“Every surgeon told me I was crazy to have a hip implant at 29 years old. I could not have a metal implant so the cementless, ceramic coated resurfacing implant was my choice. Everyone told me the polyethylene would never last but I dance and exercise every day and after 13 years there is no sign of any wear! After years of suffering I am grateful to have a full and active life!”

MAK

  • Hip resurfacing

“James W. Prichett is a Saint.

My surgery was in early April 2007 and today (at 65) I am still totally pain-free and completely ambulatory.

God Bless you, James.”

Ian B

  • Hip Resurfacing

“Dr. Pritchett performed a hip resurfacing in mid September and after an overnight stay was sent home. On October 31 I skated with minor discomfort and played hockey at the end of November. Awesome outcome and could not be happier with the operation and the care and attention from all his staff.”

Paul W.

  • 2006, bilateral hip replacement 2013
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“I'll never find a surgeon I trust more than Dr. Pritchett. We diagnosed my first hip replacement in 2006 and then my second one in 2013. In both cases, I made a complete recovery and have been able to do the impossible every day. Now, with both hips replaced, I am a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher. Thanks Dr. Pritchett & Susan!”

MJ

  • Hip Replacement
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“I am on the road again at age 74 following my superior hip replacement. Thank you Dr. Pritchett”

Dr Scott

  • hip resurfacing
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“I just wanted to pass on my gratitude to Dr. Pritchett and his team for giving me my mobility and strength back. Physical activity plays a big role in my life and I am so glad I made the choice to have the procedure done with Dr. Pritchett”

Linda L

  • Right TKR

“Dr. Pritchett did a R TKR on me 8 years ago, using the Zimmer High-Flex components, and I have full ROM and full function. I has severely disabled before the procedure, and now I don't even think about that knee. Soon he will do a R THR on me, and I know I'm in the best possible hands. I have total faith in him and wouldn't go anywhere else! Thank you, Dr. Pritchett, was being such a dedicated surgeon and great human being!!”

John Bodenhamer

  • Bilateral Hip Resurfing
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“As the Executive Director of the United States Golf Association I know the value that good hips provide. Thanks Dr. Pritchett for keeping my game at a high level!”

Dr. Dee Thornell

  • hip resurfacing
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“Dr. Pritchett: Thank you for my resurfaced hip. I have returned to my active animal medical and surgical practice as well as sports and flying. Everything went great! Dr. Dee (Animal Planet)”

Paul W

  • hip resurfacing (bilateral)
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“I can't imagine life without my new hips. Another IRONMAN- Texas”

larryH

  • hip resurfacing
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“Exactly one year later back racing faster than ever and enjoying life”

Paul H

  • Bi Lateral Hip Resurfacing

“I had Bi lateral hip resurfacing surgeries using ceramic coated implants and cross linked polyethylene insert with Dr. Pritchett. The right hip procedure was on June 14, 2016 and the left hip was performed on July 26,2016. I traveled from Central Florida area to Seattle after extensive research and various email conversations with Dr. Pritchett. My conclusion after reading many studies, is Dr. Pritchett is the best resurfacing surgeon and uses the best implants. Therefore, it was a simple and easy decision of long term benefit versus short term inconvenience. Both surgeries were performed without any complications and the pain level was less then I was previously experiencing. The medical staff at Swedish Orthopedic are top notch and very committed to providing excellent patient care. I did not need to take any pain medication after leaving the hospital on both occasions.

Most orthopedic surgeons will try to discourage their patients from having resurfacing surgery and do not provide all the clinical facts. I have been told there is a high failure rate and the patient does not recover as well as total hip replacement surgery. However, the studies I have read prove differently and the failure rate is due to surgeon inexperience with this procedure. I have read that in the first 100 procedures the failure rate can be as high as 25% and it takes approximately 300 procedures for the surgeon to become proficient at this technique. This is where Dr. Pritchett really shines amongst his peers, with more then 4500 procedures. The implants he uses are the very best with ceramic coating instead of metal on metal and The Holy Grail is the Cross Linked Polyethylene Insert that prevents the implants from touching and functions as a cartilage. Additionally, the physical limitations that total hip replacement surgery has compared to No limitations after the first six weeks from hip resurfacing surgery. Dr. Pritchett strongly advocates that you can perform any physical activity you are comfortable with and does not restrict activities.

Dr. Pritchett is not only a very skilled and experienced world class surgeon, he is a very compassionate person. Even though he has a quiet demeanor , he is very passionate in providing the best results for his patients. I am very thankful for what Dr. Pritchett has done for me and I am looking forward to resuming my very physically active life style that has been hindered by my severe Bi lateral hip degeneration. If you are considering hip, knee or shoulder surgery, speak to Dr. Pritchett before you make a decision on another surgeon, you will be very glad you did!”

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