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James D. Swenson, MD

Patient Ratings

4.9 / 5 (Based on 109 Ratings)


Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery

Call 360-794-3300

James D. Swenson, MD is accepting new patients.

Telemedicine Visits Available

Dr. James Swenson is a board-certified in orthopedic surgery.

Conditions Treated

elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury, colles fracture, skier's thumb, baker's cyst, golfer's elbow, hip bursitis, hip impingement, hip labrum tear, hip osteoarthritis, knee bursitis, knee osteoarthritis, knee strain, olecranon bursitis, patellar tendonitis, shoulder adhesive capsulitis, sports injury, AC joint injury, achilles rupture, achilles tear, ACL tear, ankle impingement, ankle instability, ankle loose body, ankle synovitis, bankart tear, chronic ankle instability, de quervain's tenosynovitis, distal biceps tendon tear, elbow ligament injury, elbow ligament instability, elbow sprain, elbow tendonitis, finger fracture, fingernail injury, flexor tendon injury, hamstring tear, hand nerve injuries, hand neuromas, hand tumors, hip cartilage injury, hip dysplasia, hip labral tears, hip rheumatoid arthritis, kienbock's disease, knee cartilage injury, knee instability, knee rheumatoid arthritis, knee stiffness, LCL tear, MCL tear, MPFL tear, osteochondral lesion of the ankle, overuse injury, patella dislocation, patella fracture, patellar tendon rupture, patellar tendon tear, patellofemoral arthritis, patellofemoral chondromalacia, PCL tear, pediatric trigger thumb, peroneal subluxation, peroneal tendon instability, peroneal tendon rupture, peroneal tendonitis, pilon fracture, PLC tear, posterior interosseous syndrome, quad rupture, quadriceps tendon tear, rotator cuff impingement, scapula fracture, shoulder calcific tendonitis, shoulder labrum tear, shoulder separation, shoulder stiffness, syndesmosis injury, total hip arthroplasty failure, total hip replacement failure, total hip replacement pain, total knee arthroplasty failure, total knee replacement failure, total knee replacement pain, trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), wrist instability, ankle osteoarthritis, multiligament knee injury, osteochondritis dissecans of the ankle, boutonniere deformity, carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand differences, cubital tunnel syndrome, digital mucous cysts, elbow ulnar nerve entrapment, extensor tendon injuries, finger dislocation, frozen shoulder, ganglion cysts, ganglion tumors, gout, hand arthritis, hand fracture, hand infections, labral tear, mallet finger, pronator syndrome, pseudogout, radial tunnel, rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder arthritis, shoulder instability, skin cancer of the hand, swan neck deformity, systemic hand diseases, tennis elbow, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, ulnar tunnel syndrome, volar plate injuries, wrist arthritis, wrist fracture, wrist sprain, ankle injury, ankle pain, ankle sprain, elbow injury, elbow pain, foot fracture, foot injury, foot pain, hand injury, hand pain, hip arthritis, hip injury, hip pain, Knee arthritis, knee fracture, knee injury, knee pain, Meniscus tear, Patella instability, shoulder injury, shoulder pain, wrist injury, ankle fracture, wrist pain, elbow dislocation, patellofemoral pain, shoulder dislocation, shoulder impingement, Dupuytren's contracture, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, boxer's fracture, clavicle fracture, humerus fracture, elbow arthritis, elbow fracture, hip dislocation, knee dislocation, rotator cuff tear, shoulder fracture, finger injury, and finger pain

Procedures Performed

cubital tunnel release, knee injections, trigger finger release, ankle injections, bursa injections, elbow injections, foot injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, wrist injections, 1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion, AC reconstruction, achilles tendon lengthening, ACL repair, ankle fusion, ankle replacement, arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the ankle, bankart repair, biceps tenodesis, bunion deformity correction, bunion repair, bunionectomy, calcaneal fracture repair, calcaneal osteotomy, cheilectomy, chondroplasty, clavicle fracture repair, distal biceps repair, distal clavicle excision, dupuytren's contracture injections, dupuytren's contracture release, hallux valgus repair, hammer toe correction, hand cyst excision, hand ligament repair and reconstruction, hand tendon repair and reconstruction, hip FAI impingement repair surgery, jones fracture fixation, knee resurfacing, latajet - shoulder reconstruction, LCL repair, lisfranc repair, MACI, mallet toe correction, MCL repair, meniscectomy, micro fracture, mid foot fusion, minimally-invasive hip surgery, minimally-invasive knee surgery, minimally-invasive shoulder surgery, nerve release, OATS, open treatment of osteochondral lesions of the ankle, ORIF ankle fracture, ORIF patella, osteochondral allograft, patellofemoral replacement, PCL repair, peroneal tendon repair, posterolateral corner reconstruction, repair of ankle deformity, revision total hip replacement, revision total knee replacement, shoulder fracture repair, shoulder instability surgery, shoulder labral repair, shoulder remplissage, subacromial decompression, subtalar fusion, superior capsular reconstruction, syndesmosis repair, tibial tubercle transfer, total elbow replacement, total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, total knee arthroplasty, total shoulder replacement, treatment of bone spurs of the ankle, trigger finger injections, triple arthrodesis, unicompartmental knee replacement, wrist fusion for arthritis, wrist repair and reconstruction, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, de quervain release, elbow surgery, finger joint replacement, ganglion cyst removal, rotator cuff repair, shoulder surgery, Arthroscopic bankart repair, Cartilage replacement, Cartilage restoration, Cartilage transplantation, Hip arthroscopy, hip replacement, Meniscus repair, partial knee replacement, Patellar tendon repair, Quadriceps tendon repair, Rotator cuff arthroscopic repair, Shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder injections, Shoulder joint replacement, ankle fracture repair, ulnar nerve release, ACL reconstruction, LCL reconstruction, MCL reconstruction, MPFL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, carpal tunnel release, achilles tendon repair, elbow arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, ankle surgery, foot surgery, hand surgery, wrist surgery, direct anterior approach hip replacement, and hip injections

Contact Information

  • Office: 360-794-3300
  • Fax: 360-794-6610






English and Italian

Interpretation Services Available

Board Certification

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. James Swenson is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who enjoys helping his patients return to their regular interests and activities.
His experience includes a tour as an emergency room physician and flight surgeon at the Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he was frequently deployed to combat areas in the Middle East.

Clinical Expertise

Clinical Interests include sports injuries, trauma, arthritis and joint replacements.

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy is to work with you to provide excellent health car.

Medical School

George Washington University School of Medicine | Washington, D.C.


Madigan Army Medical Center | Tacoma, WA


January 27, 2022
I have already referred many people to Dr. Swenson over many years. He is a well respected & well loved surgeon.
January 24, 2022
I am very grateful for Dr. Swenson.
December 27, 2021
Visit was referenced from emergency room visit.
December 21, 2021
I feel as though I can discuss any aspect of my care and Dr. Swenson will find the optimal solution.
October 26, 2021
Dr. Swenson and staff most excellent.
August 26, 2021
It's all been good with Dr. Swenson.
August 24, 2021
Always feel positive after encounter with "provider."
July 26, 2021
Always a good experience Dr. Swenson is the best.
July 13, 2021
They are all amazing
June 29, 2021
Top of the scale - far better than all providers I have seen.
June 29, 2021
Again - I cannot say enough good things about my experiences -
May 03, 2021
Dr. Swenson is the best doctor I've ever had. He listens to me about my concerns and doesn't make me feel rushed when I meet with him. Thank you so much Dr. Swenson!
April 20, 2021
The best
April 15, 2021
February 22, 2021
It would have been beneficial to have the provider present for more of the post-op visit.