x

For Appointments Call (415) 900-3000 or BOOK ONLINE      For Urgent Orthopedic Care Book Online with Ortho Care On Demand

SERVICES & TREATMENTS

James Chen, MD is a general orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on sports-related injuries. His practice covers a broad range of orthopaedic treatments, from fracture care to joint replacements, anatomic ACL reconstruction, or ligament repair. Dr. Chen believes in treating the whole patient, 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, available, and ready to answer any questions you might have.


Additional Services Offered by Dr Chen

Total Shoulder Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace joint surfaces of the ball and socket of the shoulder,...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP contains the platelets and plasma portion of blood that is essential for cell and tissue healing.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

An arthroscopic and open procedure performed to replace a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...

Shoulder

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco shoulder surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.

Stem Cells

Stem Cell treatment in Orthopaedics is a rapidly growing area in which stem cells from the body are...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

Some types of tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) can be repaired rather than...

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace arthritic joint surfaces of the ball and socket of the shoulder in the setting of a nonfunctional rotator cuff.

Knee

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco knee surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.

Biologic Cartilage

BioCartilage is an injectable cartilage-scaffold paste that can fill a defect subsequent to marrow...

VIP (Virtual Implant Positioning) Shoulder Replacement

Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacements replace the joint surfaces of the ball and socket of...

ACL Reconstruction with Orthobiologic Augmentation

An arthroscopic and open procedure performed to replace a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...

Elbow

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco knee surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to his patients.

Wrist/Hand

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco wrist/hand surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open...

Cartiform

Cartiform is a preserved cartilage graft composed of viable cartilage cells, cartilage growth...

Rotator Cuff Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to to repair torn rotator cuff tissue. Through 2 or 3 small...

Partial Shoulder Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace the joint surface of the ball (head of humerus) of the shoulder.

Hip/Femur

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco hip/femur surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open...

StimuBlast

StimuBlast demineralized bone matrix is allograft bone with inorganic mineral removed, leaving...

Anterior Stabilization (Bankart) Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after a dislocation or injury has...

Clavicle Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to realign and fixate a broken clavicle (collar bone).

Ankle

Dr. Chen is a San Francisco ankle surgeon who offers advanced arthroscopic and open...

Anterior Shoulder Stabilization with Remplissage

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after a dislocation or injury has...

Arthrocell

Arthrocell contains donor stem cells, progenitor cells, and bone marrow isolated multilineage cells...

Humerus Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to realign and fixate a broken humerus bone.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery used to treat the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle.

Amnion

Amniotic-derived tissues contain regenerative qualities and growth factors that maintain the natural...

Posterior Stabilization (Reverse Bankart) Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after an injury has caused tearing...

Pectoralis Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to secure a torn pectoral muscle or tendon to its native attachment on the humerus bone of the arm.

Open Surgery

Open surgery is traditional surgery involving an incision to gain access to the joint, bone, or soft tissue.

Arthrocell

Arthrocell contains donor stem cells, progenitor cells, and bone marrow isolated multilineage cells...

SLAP Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after an injury has caused tearing...

Total Knee Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace worn joint surfaces in the knee, usually due to severe arthritis.

Fracture Repair

In addition to joint repair and replacement, Dr. Chen offers fracture repair for patients with fractured bones.

360 Degree Global Shoulder Stabilization

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after an injury has caused tearing...

BioUni OATS

When a cartilage lesion is too large for an arthroscopic OATS (Osteochondral Allograft...

Partial Knee Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace worn joint surfaces in the knee when only part of the knee is severely arthritic.

Sports Arthroplasty

Dr. Chen performs minimally invasive, soft-tissue, and bone-sparing joint replacement called sports arthroplasty.

BioUni OATS

When a cartilage lesion is too large for an arthroscopic OATS (Osteochondral Allograft...

Biceps Tenodesis

An arthroscopic-assisted surgical procedure performed to relieve symptoms of chronic biceps...

Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics are substances naturally found in the human body that are used to improve the healing process.

Subacromial Decompression

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove a bony spur that is impinging on the rotator cuff...

Wound Healing with JumpStart

Wound healing is critical for an optimal surgical outcome. The human body has its own ability to...

Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

A surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or incompetent medial collateral ligament (MCL).

Medial Collateral Ligament Repair with Internal Brace

A surgical procedure performed to repair or augment a torn or incompetent medial collateral...

Imaging Services

Dr. Chen’s office has on-site x-ray imaging, fluoroscopic imaging, and ultrasound.

Distal Clavicle Resection (Mumford Procedure)

An arthroscopic procedure performed to relieve symptoms caused by arthritis of the acromioclavicular...

Lateral Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

A surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or incompetent lateral collateral ligament (LCL).

Second Opinions

Dr. Chen provides telephonic second opinions for those who live outside of the area, cannot travel...

Acromioclavicular Joint Repair/Reconstruction

An arthroscopic procedure performed to restore acromioclavicular (AC) joint stability and alignment...

Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

A surgical procedure performed to reconstruct the lateral collateral ligament and popliteofibular ligaments following a posterolateral corner injury.

Glenoid Resurfacing for Premature Osteoarthritis

An arthroscopic procedure performed to resurface a prematurely worn out glenoid (socket).

Urgent Orthopaedic Care

Dr. Chen is thrilled to offer patients urgent appointments through OrthoCare On Demand.

Patellar Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a torn patellar tendon.

CAM (Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management) Procedure for Advanced Osteoarthritis

An arthroscopic procedure performed to decompress a shoulder with premature or advanced...

Quadriceps Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a torn quadriceps tendon.

Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear

An arthroscopic procedure that utilizes a specialized graft to restore shoulder joint anatomy and...

All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

An arthroscopic procedure performed to replace a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with a...

Open Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

A surgical procedure performed to realign a severely maltracking patella (kneecap).

Meniscus Repair with Orthobiologic Augmentation

An arthroscopic procedure performed to repair tears in specific parts of the meniscus.

Patella Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken patella.

All-Inside Meniscus Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to to repair tears in specific parts of the meniscus.

Tibia Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken tibia bone.

Inside-Out Meniscus Repair

An arthroscopic-assisted surgical procedure performed to repair meniscus tears.

Total Hip Replacement (Anterior & Posterior)

A surgical procedure performed to replace joint surfaces of the ball and socket of the hip, usually due to severe arthritis.

Meniscus Root Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to repair a meniscus that has torn away from its posterior horn...

Hip Fracture Surgery

A surgical procedure performed to repair a femur that is broken near the hip joint.

Partial Meniscectomy

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove torn fragments of meniscus that will not heal...

Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a hamstring tendon that has torn away from its upper attachment to the ischium.

Meniscus Transplantation

An arthroscopic-assisted surgical procedure performed to replace a severely degenerated meniscus.

Proximal Quadriceps Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a torn quadriceps tendon from the pelvis.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

An arthroscopic procedure performed to replace a torn or incompetent Posterior Cruciate Ligament...

Cubital Tunnel Release

A surgical procedure performed to relieve symptoms caused by entrapment of the ulnar nerve at or near the elbow.

Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction

An arthroscopic-assisted surgical procedure performed to replace or repair two or more torn...

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair the common extensor tendon of the elbow which is responsible for symptoms of Tennis Elbow.

Patella Stabilization

A surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or incompetent patellofemoral ligament in order...

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

A surgical procedure performed to replace a torn or incompetent ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow.

Lateral Release

An arthroscopic procedure performed to relieve symptoms of patellar maltracking that cannot be corrected with physical therapy.

Radial Head Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken radius at the elbow.

Cartilage Restoration

Surgical procedures performed to treat articular cartilage defects of the knee.

Elbow Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken radial head, olecranon or distal humerus bone...

Total Elbow Arthroplasty

A surgical procedure performed to replace worn joint surfaces in the elbow, usually due to severe arthritis.

Osteochondral Repair

This is a surgical procedure performed to repair an osteochondral defect in the knee.

Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a biceps tendon that has torn from its attachment on the forearm.

Loose Body Removal

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove loose calcified bodies or bone fragments from...

Triceps Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a triceps tendon that has torn from its attachment on the ulna bone.

Elbow Contracture Release

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove scar tissue in the elbow while gently manipulating...

Percutaneous Scaphoid Repair

A minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to repair some fractures of the scaphoid bone.

Ankle Fusion

An arthroscopic procedure performed to fuse the ankle because it is arthritic and painful with any...

Carpal Tunnel Release

A surgical procedure performed to relieve symptoms of pain and numbness associated with nerve compression in the carpal tunnel.

CAM and Pincer Impingement Decompression

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove bony impinging spurs from the acetabulum (socket) and...

Ganglion Cyst Excision

A surgical procedure performed to remove a small, sometimes painful, mass from the hand or foot.

Arthroscopic Decompression

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove bone spurs that may cause pain and limit elbow...

De-Quervain’s Tendon Release

A surgical procedure performed to relieve pain caused by inflammation of a muscle and tendon compartment associated with the thumb.

Arthroscopic Debridement

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove soft tissue flaps, inflamed tissue, and loose

Trigger Finger Release

A surgical procedure performed to release an inflamed tendon sheath that may cause pain and locking of a finger.

Arthroscopic Decompression of Bony Impingement

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove bone spurs causing pain or decreased motion in the ankle.

Distal Radius Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken radius near the wrist that will not heal appropriately with casting alone.

Arthroscopic Microfracture, OATS Cartilage Procedure

Arthroscopic procedures performed to treat articular cartilage defects of the ankle.

Arthroscopic Labral Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to repair a torn labrum of the hip joint.

Metacarpal Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair broken metacarpal bones of the hand.

Arthroscopic Labral Tear Removal

An arthroscopic procedure performed to remove torn labral tissue that is not amenable to repair.

Ankle Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair fractures of one or both ankle bones.

Shoulder Resurfacing

A surgical procedure performed to replace the joint surface of the head of the humerus in the...

Partial Elbow Replacement

A surgical procedure performed to replace worn joint surfaces in the elbow when the arthritis is mainly...

Shoulder Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to realign and fixate a broken humerus bone near the ball of the...

Arthroscopic Microfracture

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stimulate healing of cartilage defects on the joint surface.

Ankle Stabilization (Brostrom Procedure)

A surgical procedure performed to repair torn ligaments of ankle and restore joint stability.

Femur Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken femur bone.

Achilles Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

Tibial Spine Avulsion Repair

An arthroscopic procedure performed to repair a fracture of the tibial spine where the ACL...

Forearm Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair fractures of one or both bones of the forearm.

Ankle Stabilization with Internal Brace

The Brostrom procedure for tightening anterior-inferior talofibular ligament has long been...

Insurance Partners Accepted

Please note that this is not a complete list of all our contracted insurance carriers. If your provider is not listed below, please call us to find out if we accept your insurance (have your insurance card ready). We also encourage you to contact your insurance carrier to confirm coverage.

cigna.png
Blue Cross Blue Shield logo
aetna.png
United Healthcare Logo

OTHER HEALTH PLANS

Anthem
Brown and Toland
Chinese Community Health Plan
Healthnet
Hills Physicians
Medicare
Multiplan