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Phone: 206-382-1021
Fax: 206-382-1026

Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement​

601 Broadway
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98122


Dr. Crutcher is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has advanced training in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee, including degenerative, traumatic, and congenital conditions. Dr. Crutcher performs over 450 hip and knee replacements per year, including partial knee replacement and outpatient joint replacement surgery in selected patients. In his practice, he uses advanced surgical techniques, and a personalized approach for every patient, in order to restore their quality of life and activity goals. Dr. Crutcher was instrumental in bringing robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery to Seattle in 2010 and continues to work on advancing this technology, including teaching other surgeons nationally and internationally.

Dr. Crutcher was Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Swedish Medical Center from 2004-2008. During his tenure as chief, he led the development of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, the largest dedicated orthopedic facility in the Northwest. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Crutcher is a native of Seattle who enjoys outdoor recreation in the Northwest, especially cycling, skiing, and hiking. He also enjoys music, travel, sports, and sharing all of these activities with his family.

Special Surgical Interests and Extensive Training
Dr. Crutcher specializes in: Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, Robotic-arm assisted hip and knee replacement surgery, revision hip and knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy.

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