Dedicated to Our Patients

We empower patients and are dedicated to helping restore active lifestyles.

About Us: About the Practice

James V. Worthen, MD is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, he strives to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all his treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

Dr. James Worthen is pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact his office and his trained staff will assist you in any way possible.


Meniscal Tear / Meniscus Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

The meniscus can be injured by trauma or through a degenerative process. Sports injury accounts for most trauma-induced meniscal tears, usually from a bend-and-twist motion. Other injuries may be due to wear-and-tear of more brittle cartilage, a byproduct of the aging process. A common injury among athletes involves simultaneously the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and the meniscus.

Total Joint Replacement (Knee & Shoulder)

Joint replacement surgery may be considered when arthritis limits your everyday activities such as walking and bending, when pain continues while resting, or stiffness in your joint limits your ability to move. Joint replacement may be recommended only after careful diagnosis of your joint problem. It is time to consider surgery if you have little pain relief from anti-inflammatory drugs or other treatments, such as physical therapy. New techniques and equipment have been developed to make these operations easier and more patient specific.