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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

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.

Total Shoulder Replacement

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

Knee

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

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.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

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

Stem Cells

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

Elbow

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...

ACL Reconstruction with Orthobiologic Augmentation

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

VIP (Virtual Implant Positioning) Shoulder Replacement

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

Partial Shoulder Replacement

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

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...

Wrist/Hand

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

StimuBlast

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

Hip/Femur

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

Clavicle Fracture Repair

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

Anterior Stabilization (Bankart) Repair

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

Ankle

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

Arthrocell

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

Anterior Shoulder Stabilization with Remplissage

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

Humerus Fracture Repair

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

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.

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...

Open Surgery

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

Total Knee Replacement

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

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...

Partial Knee Replacement

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

360 Degree Global Shoulder Stabilization

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

Fracture Repair

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

BioUni OATS

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

BioUni OATS

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

Sports Arthroplasty

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

Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

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

Biceps Tenodesis

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

Wound Healing with JumpStart

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

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...

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).

Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

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

Acromioclavicular Joint Repair/Reconstruction

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

Second Opinions

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

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.

Open Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

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

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...

Patella Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken patella.

Tibia Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken tibia bone.

Meniscus Repair with Orthobiologic Augmentation

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

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.

All-Inside Meniscus Repair

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

Hip Fracture Surgery

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

Inside-Out Meniscus Repair

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

Meniscus Root Repair

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

Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair

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

Partial Meniscectomy

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

Proximal Quadriceps Tendon Repair

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

Meniscus Transplantation

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

Cubital Tunnel Release

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

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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

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.

Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction

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

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

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

Radial Head Fracture Repair

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

Patella Stabilization

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

Lateral Release

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

Elbow Fracture Repair

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

Cartilage Restoration

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

Total Elbow Arthroplasty

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

Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

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

Osteochondral Repair

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

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.

Percutaneous Scaphoid Repair

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

Elbow Contracture Release

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

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.

Ganglion Cyst Excision

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

CAM and Pincer Impingement Decompression

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

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.

Metacarpal Fracture Repair

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

Arthroscopic Labral Repair

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

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...

Ankle Stabilization (Brostrom Procedure)

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

Arthroscopic Labral Tear Removal

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

Achilles Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

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.

Partial Elbow Replacement

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

Femur Fracture Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair a broken femur bone.

Ankle Stabilization with Internal Brace

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

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.

Haglund Deformity Correction

It is described as abnormal bony enlargement at the site of attachment of the Achilles tendon...

Bony Mallet Finger Repair

A surgical procedure performed to pin in place the bony piece of a mallet finger. Two pins are...

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.

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OTHER HEALTH PLANS

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Chinese Community Health Plan
Healthnet
Hills Physicians
Medicare
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