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Dr. James W. Pritchett

Dr. Koen De Smet
Dr. James W. Pritchett

Education

  • University of Washington 1971 - 1974 B.S.
  • University of Washington 1975 – 1979 M.D.
  • Resident Surgeon 1979 – 1981
  • Resident Orthopaedic Surgeon 1981 – 1984

Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency

Medical Societies:

  • Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1986
    Recertified 1996
    Recertified 2007
  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American College of Surgeons – Life Member
  • University of Washington Alumni Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine 1979-1995
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • University of Washington Medical Alumni Association
  • North Pacific Orthopaedic Society
  • King County Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics 1988-2002
  • Washington State Medical Association

Clinical Work Experience: 1985 – 1988
Clinical Instructor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Washington

School of Medicine: 1988 – 1993
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Washington

School of Medicine: 1993 – 2010
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Washington

School of Medicine: 1993-1997
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
Providence Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

1987-Present: Active Staff
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

2009-2011: Chief
Orthopedic Surgery
Swedish Orthopedic Institute
Seattle, Washington

  • National Responsibilities Host: Japanese Orthopaedic Association

  • Traveling Fellowship, 1993

  • President, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2004-2005

  • 1st Vice President, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. 2003-2004

  • 2nd Vice President Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2002-2003

  • Executive Committee, Orthopedic Section
    American Academy of Pediatrics 1988 – 1991

  • Board of Trustees, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1997 –2000, 2003-2006

  • Contributor Orthopaedics In-training Examination 1985-89, 2000-2001,2003

  • Local Responsibilities Surgical Quality Assurance Committee
    Providence Medical Center 1988 – 1993

  • Surgical Quality Assurance Committee
    Swedish Medical Center 2008-2009

  • Honors Meyerding Award for Research 1985

  • Certificate of Honorable Mention New Orleans Orthopaedic Clinic 1992

  • Letter of Distinguished Contribution American Academy of Pediatrics 1995

  • Physicians Recognition Award. Swedish Medical Center Outstanding Contribution to the Underserved 2004

  • Puget Sound Best Physicians 2004

  • Texas Orthopedic Orthotic and Prosthetic Training Program 1983 Certifcates

  • Midas Rex Psychomotor Institute 1983

  • AO/ASIF Spine Course 1985

  • Joint Implant Surgery and Research Foundation, Postgraduate Course 1993

  • Kyphoplasty Certified 2006

  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Bone Morphogenic Protein (OP-1)

  • Oral Anticoagulant Factor IX Inhibitor

  • NIH Grant 1R43AR054997-01A1. Polyurethane as Joint Replacement Load Bearing Surfaces

Publications

  • 1980
    • Pritchett, J.W.: High Cost of High School Football Injuries.
      Am. J. Sports Med., 8:197-199, 1980.
  • 1981
    • Pritchett, J.W.: The role of Trauma in Acute Hematogenous
      Osteomyelitis. Orthopaedic Review, 10:115-118, 1981.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Cost of High School Soccer Injuries. Am. J. Sports Med., 9:64-66, 1981.
  • 1982
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Familial Concurrence of Carotid Body Tumor and
      Pheochromocytoma. Cancer, 49:2578-2579, 1982.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: A Statistical Study of Physician Care Patterns in
      High School Football Injuries. Am. J. Sports Med., 10:96-99, 1982
    • Pritchett, J.W.: A Statistical Study of Knee Injuries Due to
      Football in High School Athletes. J. Bone and Joint Surg.,
      64A:240-242, 1982.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: The Maricopa Medical Center Experience with
      Hemiarthroplasty. Arizona Medicine, 24:654-657, 1982.
  • 1983
    • Pritchett, J.W.: The Untreated Unstable Hip in Severe Cerebral Palsy.
      Clin. Orthop., 173:169-172, 1983.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Ossification of the Coracoclavicular Ligaments in
      Ankylosing Spondylitis. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 65A:1017-1018, 1983.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Coracoclavicular Joints. J. Bone and Joint Surg.,
      65A:1356, 1983 (letter).
  • 1984
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Entrapment of the Median Nerve After Dislocation of
      The Elbow. J. Ped. Ortho., 4:752-753, 1984.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur.
      Clin. Orthop., 184:173-177, 1984.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: The Incidence of Fabellae in Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
      J. Bone and Joint Surg., 66A:1379-1380, 1984.
  • 1985
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Bilateral Symphalangism of the Index Fingers.
      J. Hand Surg., 10A:619-620, 1985.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Delayed Union of Humeral Shaft Fractures Treated by Closed Flexible Intramedullary Nailing. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 67B:715-718, 1985.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Intramedullary Nailing of the Humerus. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 67A:1448-1449, 1985(letter).
    • Pritchett, J.W. (contributor) Orthopedic Iconography. Clin.Ortho. 200:70, 1985
  • 1986
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Lengthening of the Ulna in Patients with Hereditary Multiple Exostoses. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 68B:561-565, 1986.
  • 1987
    • Pritchett, J.W., and Clark J.M.: Prosthetic Replacement for Chronic Unreduced Dislocations of the Shoulder. Clin. Ortho., 214:122-127, 1987.
    • Pritchett, J.W., and Perdue, K: Mechanical Factors in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 69A:631, 1987 (letter).
  • 1988
    • Pritchett, J.W., Mallin, B.A., and Matthews, A.: Knee Arthrodesis With a Tension Band Plate. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 70A:285-288, 1988.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Growth and Predictions of Growth in the Upper Extremity. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 70A:520-525, 1988.
    • Pritchett, J.W., and Perdue, K.D.: Mechanical Factors in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J. Pediatric Ortho., 8:385-388, 1988.
    • Clark, J., Kenter, M., Pritchett, J., Mayo, K.: Closure of Large Wounds Using Latex Bands and Skin Staples. Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, 3:57-60, 1988.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: A Claims Made Study of Knee Injuries Due to Football in High School Athletes. J. Pediatric. Ortho., 8:551-551, 1988.
  • 1989
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Pre-existing Musculoskeletal Conditions Presenting as School Sports Injuries. J. Adolescent Health Care, 10:212-216, 1989.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Ott, D.S.:The Limits of Locked Tibial Nails. Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, 3:15-19, 1989.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Perdue, K.D., Dona, G.D.: The Neck Shaft-Plate Shaft Angle in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Orthop. Review, 18:1187-1192, 1989.
  • 1990
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Treated and Untreated Unstable Hips in Severe Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 32:3-6, 1990.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Locked Nails Are Not Always the Solution. Surgical Rounds for Orthop., 4:85-86, 1990.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: L-dopa in Ununited Fractures. Clin. Orthop., 255:293-309, 1990.
  • 1991
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D.T. : Total Hip Replacement After Central Fracture Dislocation of the Acetabulum. Postgraduate Year, 1:12-15, 1991.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth Plate Activity in the Upper Extremity. Clin. Orthop., 268:235-242, 1991
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D.T. : Total Knee Replacement in Morbidly Obese Women. Surgery, Gyn. & Obst., 173:119-122, 1991.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel., D.T. : Total Hip Replacement After Central Fracture Dislocation of the Acetabulum. Ortho. Review, 20:607-610, 1991.
  • 1992
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Hip Surgery in Severe Cerebral Palsy. Interlink, 2 (3), 5-8, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth and Growth Plate Activity in the Lower Extremity. Clin. Orthop. 275:274-279, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D.T. : Prosthetic Replacement of the Femoral Head in Parkinson’s Disease. Clin. Orthop, 279:130, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth Hormone in Polymethylmethacrylate. Acta Orthop. Scandinavia, 63:520-522, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D.T. : Fever Following Total Hip and Knee Replacement. Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery, 7 (3):253-254, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D.T. : Tobramycin-Impregnated Cement in Total Hip Replacements. Orthopedic Review, 21:577-579, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Mallin B.A., Matthews, A.C.: Knee Arthrodesis with a Tenson Band Plate. 8th Edition Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. Pp 332-334. Edited by A.H. Crenshaw. Mosby 1992.
  • 1993
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Degenerative Scoliosis. Spine 18:700-703, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., Pritchett, J.W. : A straight line Single Bone Graph for Upper Extremity Growth Prediction. J. Bone Joint Surg. 75A:885-892, 1993.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Better Results Using Rush Rods in Unstable Fracture Dislocations of the Ankle in the Elderly. Orthopaedic Review 22:691-696, 1993.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Practical Bone Growth (Book).
      Seattle, WA 1993 ISBN –0 – 89716 – 455 – 5
  • 1994
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Pinning Does not Cause Distal Radial Growth Plate Arrest. Orthopedics 17: 550-552, 1994.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Lumbar Decompression to treat Foot Drop Following Hip Replacement. Clin Orthop. 303: 173-177, 1994.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Collared Versus Collarless Porous Coated Femoral Prosthesis. Clin. Orthop. 305:295, 1994.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Practical Bone Growth. J. Bone Joint Surg. 76B: 510, 1994 (Book Review).
  • 1995
    • Pritchett, J.W. : External Fixation or Closed Medullary Pinning for Unstable Colles Fractures: J. Bone Surg. 77B, 267-269, 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Femoral Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. Clin Orthop. 314: 156-161, 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Ketorolac to Discourage Heterotopic Bone Formation After Total Hip Replacement. Clin Orthop 314: 162-165, 1995.
  • 1996
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Anterior Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Replacement. J. Arthroplasty 11:194-197, 1996.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth of the Distal Radius and Ulna. J. Pediatric Orthopedics 16:575-577, 1996.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : C-Reactive Protein Levels Determine the Severity of Soft Tissue Injures. The American Journal of Orthopedics 25:759-761, 1996.
  • 1997
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth and Growth Predication of the Fibula. Clin. Ortho 334:251:256, 1997.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Substance P Level in Synovial Fluid May Predict Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement. J. Bone Joint Surg. 79B: 114-116, 1997.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Non-operative Treatment of Widely Displaced Patellar Fracture. Am. J. Knee Surg 10:145-148, 1997.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Bortel, D. T. : Single-Bone Straight Line Graph for the Lower Extremity. Clin. Ortho. 342:132-140, 1997.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J. Bone Joint Surg. 79A: 470-471, 1997.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : The Low Riding Humeral Head. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 6:356-9, 1997.
  • 1998
    • Clarke, E.P., Pritchett J.W. : Giant-Cell Lesion in a Sesmoid Bone of the Thumb. J. Hand Surg. (BR) 23B:279-280, 1998.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Success Rates of the Tara Hip. Amer. J. Orthopedics. 27:658, 1998.
  • 2000
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Achilles Tenotomy in Diabetics. J. Bone Joint Surg. 82A:1196, 2000.
  • 2001
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Statin Therapy Decreases the Risk of Osteonecrosis in Patients on Steroid Therapy. Clin. Ortho. 386:173-178, 2001.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Fracture of the Greater Trochanter after Hip Replacement. Clin. Ortho. 390:221-226,2001.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Comparison of Methods for Prediction of Lower-Extremity Growth. J. Bone Joint Surg. 83A:1108-1110,2001.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Spontaneous bifocal Clostridium Septicum gas gangrene. J. Bone Joint Surg. 83B:621, 2001.
  • 2002
    • Pritchett, J.W., Porembski, M.A.: Olecranon Fractures. Emedicine Orthopaedics (internet textbook). Updated 2009.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Porembski, M.A.: Foot Drop. Emedicine Orthopaedics (internet textbook). Updated 2009.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Contributor: Surgery and its Alternatives. McLanahan, Sandra, McLanahan David,
      Renaissance Press, 2002.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth Plate Considerations. 714-715. Principles of Deformity Correction. Paley, Dror Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2002.
  • 2004
    • Pritchett, J.W: Nerve Injury Following Hip Replacement: Treatment by Shortening. Clin Orthop, 418: 168-171, 2004.
    • Pritchett, J.W: Complete Remodeling of Displaced Fractures of the Neck of the Phalanx. J. Bone Joint Surg (Br) 86 : 344, 2004
    • Pritchett, J.W. , Townley, C.O.: Horizontal Platform Supported Hip Replacement. Clin Orthop .423:123-128, 2004
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. J. Bone Joints Surg. (Br)86 : 979-982, 2004
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder J. Bone Joint Surg. 86:2002 (letter).
  • 2005
    • Pritchett, JW.: Foot Drop Following Knee Replacement. Diabetes Self Management Jan/Feb: 69, 2005
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. J Bone Joint Surg 87B:1165 2005.
  • 2006
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Heat generated by knee prosthesis. Clin Orthop. 442:195-198, 2006.
  • 2007
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Statin Therapy and Dietary Fish Oil improve lipid composition in Bone Marrow and Joints. Clin Orthop 456:233-237, 2007.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Charles O.Townley-Design by Reason. King County Medical Society Bulletin. pages 23-28. February 2007.
  • 2008
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Hip Resurfacing with a Curved Stem-Minimum 20 year follow-up. Clin. Orthop 466:1177-1185, 2008.
  • 2009
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Obituary: Charles O. Townley, MD, 1916-2006. Clin. Orthop 467(1):308-309, 2009
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Early Outcome of TKA with a Medial Pivot Prosthesis is worse than with a PFC Mobile-bearing Prosthesis (letter). Clin. Orthop. 467(1): 303-304, 2009
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Total Articular Resurfacing Arthroplasty. Chap 31. Hip Resurfacing. Derek McMinn. Springer,London 2009.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Assisted Reproduction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. J. Knee Surg 22:325-330,2009.
  • 2010
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Biography of Charles O. Townley. J. Ortho History (in press).
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patients Prefer their own ACL or the Medial Pivot Knee Prosthesis. J. Arthroplasty (in press).
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Shoulder Resurfacing-Minimum 20 year-follow-up. J. Shoulder Elbow Surgery. (in press).

Abstracts and Summaries

  • 1980-84
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Costs of Football. Med. Sci. Sports and Exer., 12:102, 1980.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Football Knee Injuries: A five Year Follow-up of High School Athletes. Med. Sci. Sports and Exer., 13:117, 1981.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Re-injury Risk in High School Knee Injuries. Pediatrics, 16:26, 1982.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Knee Injuries: Prevalence and Cost; Famous Sports Injuries Due to Football in High School Athletes—Joe Namath: A Joint Effort. 1983.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : A Statistical Study of Knee Injuries Due to Football in High School Athletes. Orthopaedics/Rheumatology Digest, March, 1983.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Lengthening of the Ulna. Orthopedics Today, Pg 4-5, November 1984.
  • 1985
    • Pritchett, J.W: Intramedullary Fixation of Humeral Delayed Unions with Retrograde Flexible Nails. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting and Scientific Program of the American Fracture Association p. 17, 1985
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Closed Flexible Retrograde Nailing Effective in Delayed humeral Fractures. Orthopedics Today, 1, 16-17, July 1985.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Good Cheap Care for Bad Bones. University of Washington Daily, Pg 6, October 4, 1985.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Lengthening of the Ulna in Hereditary Multiple Exostoses. Orthopaedic Transactions, 9 (1) :146, 1985.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Retarded and Delayed Union of the Humerus Treated by Closed Flexible Intramedullary Nailing. Orthopaedic Transactions, 9 (2) :202, 1985.
  • 1986-87
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Mechanical Factors in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:124, 1986.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Knee Arthrodesis with a Tension Band Plate. Handout for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. p 1-4, 1987.
  • 1988
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth and Growth Prediction in the Upper Extremity. Orthopaedic Transactions, 12:178, 1988.
    • Pritchett, J.W., and Perdue, K.D. : The Neck Shaft-Plate Shaft Angle in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 12:186, 1988.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Treated and Untreated Hips in Severe Cerebral Palsy. Proceedings of the Orthopaedic Section. American Academy of Pediatrics 46, 1988.
  • 1989
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Treated and Untreated Unstable Hips in Severe Cerebral Palsy. Orthopaedic Transactions, 13:244, 1989.
    • Pritchett, J.W. , and Perdue, K.D. : Mechanical Factors in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Yearbook of Orthopaedics 5-6, 1989.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Pre-Existing Musculoskeletal Conditions Presenting as School Sports Injuries. Sports Medicine Digest, 1:4, 1989.
  • 1990-91
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Degenerative Scoliosis Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, Pg. 36, 1990.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth Plate Activity in the Upper Extremity. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, Pg. 42, 1991.
  • 1992
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett J.W.: Straight-Line Graphs for Upper Extremity Growth, Orthopaedic Transactions. 16 (2) 337, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Human Growth Hormone in Bone Cement. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg. 26, 1992.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Problems with Kids Feet May Self Correct. Seattle Times, February 3, 1992, F2.
  • 1993
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Human Growth Hormone in Polymethylmethacrylate. Orthopaedic Transactions. 17 (1) 237, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W.: Straight Line Graph for Upper Extremity Growth Orthopaedic Transactions 17(1) 237, 1993.
    • Pritchett, J.W: Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Proceedings of the 10th Harrington Arthritis Meeting. p. 16, 1993
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W.: Single Bone Straight Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity. Orthopaedic Transactions. 17 (1) 443, 1993
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Physiologic Stress Loading Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association. Pg. 92, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W. : A Straight Line Graph for Upper Extremity Growth Prediction. Orthopaedic Transactions. 17 (2) 595, 1993.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Lumbar Decompression to Treat Foot Drop Following Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Harrington Arthritis Meeting. p. 62, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., Pritchett, J.W.: Single-Bone Straight-Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity. American Academy of Pediatrics. Section on Orthopaedics Proceedings. 57, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W.: Straight-Line Graphs for Upper Extremity Growth. Orthopaedic Transactions. 17 (3) 952, 1993.
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W.: A Straight Line Graph for Lower Extremity Growth Prediction. Orthopaedic Transactions. 17 (3) 1040, 1993.
  • 1994
    • Pritchett, J.W. :Strain, Shear and Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons. Pg. 52-53, 1994.
    • Pritchett, J.W. , Townley C.O.: Physiological Stress Loading Hip Replacement. Orthopaedic Transactions. 18 (1) 74-75, 1994.
    • Bortel, D.T., and Pritchett, J.W.: Single Bone Straight Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity. Orthopaedic Transactions. 18 (1) 194, 1994.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Strain, Shear & Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. Orthopaedic Transactions. 18 (3) 816, 1994.
    • Bortel, D.T., Pritchett, J.W.: Single-Bone Straight-Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Transactions 18 (4) 1169, 1994.
  • 1995
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Anterior Cruciate Retaining Knee Replacement. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Symposium on New Developments in Joint Replacement. p. 27, 1995.
    • Bortel, D.T., Pritchett, J.W.: Single Bone Straight Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Transactions 19: 113, 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Low Riding Humeral Head. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Symposium on New Developments in Joint Replacement. p. 309, 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth and Growth Prediction Proceedings of the 2nd Annual of Congress and Expositon of Child Health 2000, Pg. 94, 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W., Townley, C.O. :ACL Retention Offers Good Results in TKA. Orthopedics Today, Pg. 11, October 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : External Fixation or Closed Medullary Pinning for Unstable Colles Fracture. Bone & Joint Disease; Index & Reviews IV (4) 16, July 1995.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Shear, Strain and Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Joint Replacement. p. 292, 1995.
  • 1996
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Growth in Adult Life. Outreach for Growth Published by Human Growth Foundation, Fall/Winter, Pg. 3, 1995-96.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : External Fixation or Closed Medullary Pinning for Unstable Colles Fracture. Orthopedics/Rheumatology Digest, 23-24, February 1996.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Osgood-Schatters’s Disease. Parenting. Pg. 142, March 1996.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Four Axis Assessment Predicts Outcome for Musculoskeletal Problems. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeries. Pg. 27, 1996.
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Four Axis Assessment Predicts Outcome for Musculoskeletal Problems. Orthopaedic Transactions. 20 (2) 343, 1996.
  • 1997-98
    • Pritchett, J.W., Matthews, J.M.: Lumbar Disc Disease Current Concepts. Handout for Primary Care Practitioners. p 1-4, 1997
    • Pritchett, J.W. : Synovial Fluid Substance P Level May Predict Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement. Proceedings of The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Pg. 22, 1998.
  • 1999
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Four Axis Assesment Predicts Outcome for Musculoskeletal Problems. Orthopaedic Transactions, 22(4), 1164-1165, 1999.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Substance P Level in Synovial Fluid May Predict Pain Relief After Knee Replacement. Orthopaedic Transactions, 22(4), 1177, 1999.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Orthopaedics for Primary Care. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Review and Recertification Course. Pg. 392-403, 1999.
  • 2000
    • Pritchett, J.W: Patient Preferences and Complications in Knee Prostheses. Proceedings of the Fish and Knee Meeting. Pg. 47-63, 2000.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Fracture of the Greater Trochanter after Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg. 74-75, 2000.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Advances and Complications in Joint Replacement Surgery. 23rd Annual Northwest Primary Care Practitioner Course. Pg. 391-398, 2000.
  • 2001
    • Pritchett, J.W. Patient Preference in Knee Prostheses. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg. 41-42, 2001.
    • Pritchett, J.W. Horizontal Platform Supported Hip Replacement. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg. 64-65, 2001.
  • 2002
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. Pg. 340-341, 2002.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Heat in Prosthetic Knees. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg. 65-66, 2002
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. eJBJS (www. JBJS.org) Papers of 2002 Mid America Orthopaedic Association. Page 31,2002.
  • 2003
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Lipids in Bone-Important and Changeable. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pg 67-68, 2003.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. Proceedings of the 78th Anniversary Meeting of the North Pacific Orthopaedic Society. Pg. 11, 2003.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Heat in Prosthetic Knee Joints from the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons eJBJS. Page 22, 2003.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Lipids in Bone – Important and Changeable. Abstracts of the 55th Annual Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. EJBJS. Page 33, 2003.
  • 2004
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Synovial Space Antibiotic Delivery using Bioabsorbable Beads. Abstracts of the 56th annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Pages 92- 93, 2004.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Synovial Space Antibiotic Delivery using Bioabsorbable Beads. www.JBJS.org , 2004.
  • 2005
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Charles O. Townley- Design by Reason. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons p 31-32,2005.
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Charles O. Townley. Design by Reason. e JBJS pg 23, 2005.
  • 2006
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Assisted reproduction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Proceeding of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons page 7. 2006
  • 2007
    • Pritchett, J.W: Minimum 20 year followed of Total Hip Resurfacing Using the Curved Femoral Stem. Abstracts of the 59th Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. p 70-71 2007.
  • 2009
    • Pritchett, J.W: Heat in Hip Resurfacing Prostheses. Abstracts of the 61st Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. p 81-82, 2009.
  • 2010
    • Pritchett, J.W.: Shoulder Resurfacing-Minimum 20 year follow-up. Abstracts of the 62nd Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. p 67. 2010

Papers Presented (National and International)

The High Cost of High School Football Injuries. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 29, 1980. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Football Knee Injuries: A Five Year Follow-up of High School Athletes. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 28, 1981, Miami Beach, Florida.

Lengthening of the Ulna in Multiple Hereditary Exostoes. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, September 15, 1984, Chicago, Illinois.

Visiting Professor, Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik rects der Isar der Technischen Universitat Munchen. February 18 to March 25, 1985 Munich Germany. Fracture of the Femur Following Hip Replacement. Lengthening of the Ulna. Cementless Total Hip Replacement- a Comparison of Proximal Loading versus Diaphysial Loading Femoral Hip Replacement Implants. Complications of Total Hip Replacement.

Retarded and Delayed Union of Humeral Shaft Fractures Treated with Closed Flexible Intramedullary Nailing. American Fracture Association, April 24, 1985, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mechanical Factors in Physiolysis Capitis Femoris. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, October 19, 1985, San Antonio, Texas.

Relevant Hip Mechanics: New Dimensions in Total Hip Replacement. University of Washington, September 6, 1986, Seattle, Washington.

Growth and Growth Prediction in the Upper Extremity. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, November 2, 1986, San Francisco, California.

Knee Arthrodesis with a Tension Band Plate. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, January 22, 1987, San Francisco, California.

Delayed Wound Closure by Rubberbands. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, January 22, 1987, San Francisco, California.

The Neck Shaft-Plate Shaft Angle in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. American Academy of Pediatrics, November 1, 1987, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Treated and Untreated Unstable Hips in Severe Cerebral Palsy. American Academy of Pediatrics, October 16, 1988, San Francisco, California.

Growth and Growth Prediction in the Upper Extremity. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 10, 1989, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Degenerative Scoliosis. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Annual Meeting, May 8, 1990, Kohala Coast- Island of Hawaii.

Growth Plate Activity in the Upper Extremity. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, April 5, 1991, Duck Key, Florida.

Straight Line Graph for Upper Extremity Growth. American Orthopaedic Association. March 14, 1992, Ann Arbor, Michigan with David Bortel.

Growth Hormone in Polymethylmethacrylate. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, May 2, 1992, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Straight Line Graphs for Upper Extremity Growth. American Academy of Pediatrics. October 12, 1992, San Francisco, California, with David Bortel.

Straight Line Graphs for Upper Extremity Growth. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, February 18, 1993, with David Bortel.

Single Bone Straight Line Graph for the Lower Extremity. American Orthopaedic Association. March 18, 1993, Seattle, Washington, with David Bortel.

Straight Line Graphs for Upper Extremity. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. April 30, 1993. Hilton Head, South Carolina with David Bortel.

Conical Collar Hip Replacement Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, May 19, 1993, Santa Fe, New Mexico with David Schurman.

Physiologic Stress Loading Hip Replacement. Western Orthopaedic Association. August 31, 1993, Seattle, Washington with Charles O. Townley MD

Single Bone Straight Line Graph for the Lower Extremity. Eastern Orthopaedic Association. October 15, 1993, Lake Buena Vista, Florida with David Bortel.

Single Bone Straight Line Graph for the Lower Extremity American Academy of Pediatrics. October 30, 1993. Washington, D.C. with David Bortel.

Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty One Retaining Both Cruciate Ligaments and One Retaining the Posterior Cruciate. Harrington Arthritis Foundation 10th Annual Meeting November 22, 1993, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lumbar Decompression to Treat Foot Drop Following Hip Replacement. Harrington Arthritis Foundation 10th Annual Meeting. November 24, 1993, Scottsdale, AZ.

Lower Extremity Single Bone Straight Line Graphs. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. February 24, 1994, New Orleans, LA, with David Bortel.

Femoral Bone Loss Following Total Hip Replacement. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 12, 1994, Carlsbad, California.

Upper and Lower Extremity Single Bone Straight Line Graphs. Child Health 2000. May 31 – June 2, 1995. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Retaining Knee Replacement. New Developments in Total Joint Reconstruction. August 18, 1995, Coronado, California.

Femoral Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. New Developments in Total Joint Reconstruction. August 19, 1995, Coronado, California.

Shoulder Replacement. New Developments in Total Joint Reconstruction. August 20, 1995, Coronado, California

Four Axis Assessment Predicts Outcome for Musculoskeletal Procedures. 48th Annual Meeting Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 20, 1996, Chatam, Massachusetts.

Session Moderator 49th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. April 30, 1997, Scottsdale Arizona.

Synovial Fluid Substance P Level may predict Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement. Fiftieth Annual Meeting Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons. June 25, 1998, Aspen, Colorado.

Visiting Professor State University of New York Buffalo, March 31-April 1, 2000 Anterior Cruciate Knee Replacement, Femoral Bone Loss with Hip Replacement, Straight Line Graphs for Growth Prediction, Fracture of the Greater Trochanter after Hip Replacement. Low Riding Humeral Head.

Fracture of the Greater Trochanter after Hip Replacement. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 20, 2000, San Antonio Texas.

Advances and Complications in Joint Replacement Surgery. Northwest Conference for Primary Care Practitioners. September 28, 2000. Seattle.

Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. April 26, 2001. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Horizontal Platform Supported Hip Replacement. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. April 27, 2001. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Session Moderator. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. April 27th, 2001, New Orleans, Lousiana.

Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. 20th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. April 26th, 2002 Tucson, Arizona.

Heat in Prosthetic Knee Joints, 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 16th, 2002, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tips to Remove Sockets and Stems and Treat Complications. Hips and Knees in Cabos. June 7, 2002 Los Cabos Mexico.

Lipids in Bone. Important and Changeable. 55th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 17, 2003 Paris, France.

Synovial Space Antibiotic Pellets to Treat Septic Arthritis. 56th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. June 16, 2004. Nashville, Tennessee.

Difficult Knee Replacements. Techniques and Technologies in Joint Replacements. October 29,2004. Seattle, Washington.

Difficult Hip Replacements. Techniques and Technologies in Joint Replacement. October 30, 2004. Seattle, Washington.

Charles O. Townley- Design by Reason. President’s Address. 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeon. June 10, 2005 Carmel, California.

Anterior Cruciate Total Knee Replacement- Clinical History and Design Considerations. International ACL Knee Meeting. September 2, 2005 Zurich, Switzerland

Patient Preferences in Knee Prosthesis. Innovations in Total Joint Replacement. February 23, 2006. Miami, Florida

Assisted reproduction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament 58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons April 4, 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Minimum 20 year Follow-up of Total Hip Resurfacing Using A Curved Femoral Stem. 3rd Annual Resurfacing Forum. September 28, 2006 Boston, Massachusetts

Hip Joint Resurfacing with the Curved Stemmed Prosthesis-Minimum 20 year Follow-up. 59th Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeon. April 14, 2007. Lexington, Kentucky.

Advanced Medial Pivot Knee Prosthesis- Minimum 5 year Follow-up. MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association. April 17, 2008 Orlando, Florida.

Patients Prefer their own ACL or the Medial Pivot Prosthesis. Advanced Concepts in Knee Replacement Surgery. June 8,2008 Barcelona, Spain.

Advanced Medial Pivot Knee Prosthesis 5 to 8 year follow-up. Advanced Concepts in Knee Replacement June 8, 2008 Barcelona, Spain.

Advanced Medial Pivot Knee Prosthesis Minimum 5-year follow-up. Southern Orthopaedic Association June 12, 2008 Hot Springs, Virginia.

The Contributions of Charles O.Townley MD. St Clair County Historical Society. December 13, 2008. Port Huron, MI.

Heat in Resurfaced Hip Joints. 61st Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. May 16th, 2009 Maui, Hawaii.

Patients Preferences in Total Knee Prostheses. Western Orthopedics Association, July 30, 2009. Seattle,WA.

Shoulder Resurfacing-Minimum 20 year follow-up. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons April 8, 2010. Washington, D.C.

Patient Perception of Noise following Total Knee Replacement. Medical Education Research Institute. July 23, 2010. Memphis, TN


Papers Presented (Regional)

Long Term Analysis of Hemiarthroplasty. Eighth Annual Maricopa County Hospital Lectureship (Arizona Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting), October 24, 1981, Phoenix Arizona.

Natural History of Dislocated Hips in the Totally Involved Cerebral Palsy Patient. Fourteenth Annual Arizona Children’s Hospital Spring Symposium,, March 26, 1982, Tempe, Arizona.

Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur. Fifteenth Annual Arizona Children’s Hospital Spring Symposium, March 25, 1983, Tempe, Arizona.

Intramedullary Fixation of the Humerus. Ninth Annual Maricopa Medical Center Fall Lectureship (Arizona Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association), November 19, 1983.

Supracondylar Femur Fractures. Musculoskeletal Diseases in the Aged, January 26, 1984. Scottsdale, Arizona

Fabellae in Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Sixteenth Annual Arizona Children’s Hospital Spring Symposium, April 24, 1984 Phoenix, Arizona.

Intramedullary Nailing for Unstable Tibial Shaft Fractures. Arizona Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, April 24, 1986, Phoenix, Arizona.

The Limits of Locked Intramedullary Tibial Nailing. Puget Sound Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, June 20th, 1987, Lake Chelan, Washington.

Growth and Growth Prediction in the Upper Extremity. Arizona Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, April 23, 1988, Phoenix, Arizona.

Developments and Complications in Joint Replacement Surgery. Senior Connection (television) Hosted by John Cannon. May 3, 1989 Renton, Washington.

Joint Replacement Pearls and Pitfalls. Kiwanis Club invited speaker. June 20, 1989. Redmond, Washington.

Joint Replacement Pearls and Pitfalls. Kiwanis Club invited speaker. October 25, 1989. Kirkland, Washington.

Degenerative Scoliosis. Puget Sound Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, June 24, 1989, Blaine, Washington.

VIP Arthritis Panel. New Developments in Joint Replacement. Arthritis Foundation. KTZZ November 16, 1990. Seattle, Washington.

Single Bone Straight Line Graphs for the Lower Extremity. North Pacific Orthopaedic Society, September 17, 1993, Stevenson, Washington.

Femoral Bone Loss Following Hip Replacement. Puget Sound Chapter Western Orthopedic Association. June 10, 1994. Stevenson, Washington.

Practical Orthopedics, Winter Conference Washington Academy of Physician Assistants, January 26, 1999, Bellevue, Washington.

The Real Cruciate Retaining Total Knee. Medial Pivot Total Knee Arthroplasty Course. March 13, 1999
Seattle, Washington

Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Scoliosis. Swedish Spine Center. March 22, 2000. Seattle, Washington

Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. Rogue River Knee Symposium. August 26, 2000. Medford, Oregon

Patient Preferences in Knee Prostheses. North Pacific Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. August 17, 2003 Seattle, Washington.

Visiting Professor, Madigan Army Hospital. February 11,2004. Complications of Total Knee Replacement. Development of Total Joint Replacement Prostheses. Tacoma, Washington.

Charles O. Townley – Design by Reason. February 23, 2004. Seattle Surgical Society Guest Lecture.

Synovial Space Antibiotic Pellets to Treat Septic Arthritis. University of Washington. March 24, 2004. Seattle, Washington.

Distal Radius Fractures. New and Old Techniques of Fixation. January 7, 2005. Tukwila, Washington.

Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus. University of Washington Residents’ Conference. May 5, 2005. Seattle, Washington.

Hip Joint Resurfacing 7th Annual Northwest Orthopaedic Nurses Forum. October 23, 2006, Seattle, WA

Hip Joint Resurfacing. Western Regional Total Joint Symposium. September 15, 2007. Seattle, WA

Hip Joint Resurfacing. Long Term Follow-up. North Pacific Orthopaedic Society, September 15, 2008 Alderbrook, WA

Surgical Treament of Hip Arthritis. Orthopedics for Primary Care. October 8, 2010, Seattle,WA.


Research in Progress

  • Heat Production in Hip Resurfacing Prostheses
  • Implant Arthroplasty of the Trapeziometacarpal Joint
  • Polyurethane Elastomer as a Bearing Surface for Hip Replacement
  • Metallosis of the Hip
  • Midterm follow-up of Medial Pivot Knee

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