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An Experienced Board-Certified Orthopedic & Sports Medicine SpecialistOffering Comprehensive Care for a Wide Range of Bone and Joint Injuries or Disorders
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James R. Bailey, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. James (Jimmy) Bailey is a nationally-recognized, board-certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgeon who specializes in complex knee and shoulder pathology including anterior cruciate ligament injuries, multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage restoration, complex meniscal pathology as well as shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthritis, and regenerative medicine utilizing PRP, bone marrow concentrates, and other “stem cell” type technology.

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  • Few months after rotator cuff repair and biceps tenodesis: First bike ride Saturday - 15 miles and feeling good!
  • Dr. Bailey helped me overcome injuries that devastated my swimming, paddling, surfing and other competitive athletic endeavors. From our first meeting, his care, professionalism, intelligence, experience and personal demeanor were top notch. Dr. Bailey was straight forward and explanatory about the ...
    Eric Elder
  • Dr. Bailey was my surgeon for both of my rotator cuff repairs while he was in the US Navy at NMCSD. He was wonderful in keeping in touch, checking up on me after surgery. My April 24th surgery was only a couple of weeks before he retired from the Navy and moved his practice to Santa Barbara. I ha...
    Kristin Luttrell
  • My husband received references from athletic friends who’ve been personally assisted and treated by Dr. Bailey. We attended an appointment with Dr. Ryu, a formidable member of this team. He suggested Dr. B step in a move forward with my proposed treatment. He is a “less is more” rare surgeon ...
    Lisa Jehle
  • Dr. James R. Bailey, is objectively a world class orthopedic surgeon (see his long list of publications, presentations to international audiences, and trust of members of the U.S. Military special operations community from prior work). What you can't see until you meet Dr. Bailey is the exceptional ...
    Matthew Kiefer
Sports Medicine
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“Getting You Back in the Game”
Sports Medicine Specialist
Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance. The main objective of sports medicine is to help individuals engage in sports and exercise in a safe and effective manner to accomplish their training goals.
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Surgical Options
Dr. Bailey offers advanced surgical options for treatment of shoulder, knee, and multiple other musculoskeletal conditions that may not respond to conservative nonoperative care. Treatments range from minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy for ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries to total joint replacements for degenerative joint disease. However, Dr. Bailey strongly believes in a Doctor-Patient shared decision making process and all nonoperative treatment options will also be discussed.