Dr. James Rector has been a board-certified orthopedic surgeon for over
30 years. As a physician and team doctor, Dr. Rector has a special interest
in arthroscopic knee surgery, and he has extensive training and experience
in total hip and total knee replacement surgery. Dr. Rector is one of
the first surgeons in the United States to perform state-of-the-art hip
resurfacing, and he was the first surgeon to perform BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing
(BHR) in Colorado.
Although hip resurfacing has been part of mainstream European orthopedics
for a decade, the FDA granted the U.S. approval to BHR in May 2006. One
of a limited number of U.S. surgeons to be trained and certified in this
procedure, Dr. Rector has performed more than 900 hip resurfacing arthroplasties
since June 2006. He also has extensive experience with other forms of
total hip replacement, including ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal
Dr. Rector was chosen for membership in the American Association of Hip
and Knee Surgeons, an organization of more than 1,200 board-certified
or board-eligible orthopedic surgeons in the United States and Canada
who devote at least 50 percent of their practice to hip and knee arthroplasty.
The association was established in 1991 to provide leadership in advocacy,
education, and research to achieve excellence in hip and knee patient care.
Dedicated to actively learning the newest procedures and techniques as
well as continuing his education, Dr. Rector elected to undergo additional
training to become certified to perform Mako® robotic-arm assisted
surgery for hip replacement.