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Dr. James Chen

Innovating Orthopedic Care for the Bay Area


James Chen, MD is a fellowship-trained, general orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on sports-related injuries. His practice covers a broad range of orthopaedic treatments from fracture care to total joint replacement, ligament repair and minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Chen believes in treating the whole patient and not just the injury. He places special emphasis on the important face time before and after surgery, making sure he and his staff are present and available to answer any questions you might have.

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Dr James ChenDr James Chen

San Francisco's Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Chen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides state-of-the-art care and a personalized touch to promote the best possible outcomes for his patients in San Francisco. He has trained with the best knee and shoulder surgeons in the United States. He specializes in sports-related injuries, and offers minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. By adopting the latest technologies and mastering the most advanced surgical repair procedures, he is able to reduce surgical incisions from their usual 5-7 inches down to just 4-millimeter portals. Less cutting means less scarring and a faster, more comfortable recovery for his patients. Dr. Chen works with the athletic departments of several local schools and is the team physician for the San Francisco City Football Club.

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Cutting Edge Orthopedic Procedures

Urgent Orthopedic Care

If you need urgent orthopedic care, you can book an appointment with Dr. Chen through Ortho Care On Demand. Schedule your visit with a click of a button and pay a simple, transparent fee which covers the visit, x-rays, cast or splint. Skip the emergency room and book appointment here.

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Exceptional Patient Experience

Dr. James Chen’s private practice, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Inc., is located in a beautiful 4,000 square-foot building in San Francisco’s Union Square. The large, comfortable waiting room accommodates our patient-friendly clinic, and our dedicated, welcoming staff is available for any questions you might have during check-in. Every member of Dr. Chen’s staff, from the assistants at the front desk to the office manager and surgery scheduler, is available via email should you need to follow up after your visit. AO Sportsmed uses a top-of-the-line electronic medical record to facilitate your care and offers x-rays and ultrasounds on-site. For your convenience, you can fill out your paperwork online before the visit. We make every aspect of your visit as comfortable as possible

Insurance Accepted

Referrals required in some cases. Please call us at (415) 900-3000 to verify coverage specific to your insurance plan.

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Contact Us

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Location and Hours

450 Sutter Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94108
Office Hours
  • Monday
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed