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Dr. Bothwell Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Specialist

James M. Bothwell, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Bothwell is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery & fellowship-trained in sports medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester in New York and went on to complete his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency, also at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Bothwell’s special interests include ACL reconstruction, sports medicine, and specialty care of the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Vitals Patient's Choice Award
  • Vitals Top Ten Doctor Award
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
Patient Testimonials
  • Dr. Bothwell knew me by name, my families name, what car we drove, and what my favorite color was. T...

  • an awesome dr with an awesome bedside maner to follow. will take excellent care of you, answer all y...

  • Just as excellent from first day for diagnosis through post surgery visits.

  • He and his staff are amazing. Thankful and blessed to have had this doctor for my daughters surgery....

  • Excellent doctor- great bedside manner! Would never trust my kids with anyone else. Dr. Bothwell mak...

Minimally Invasive Techniques
Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint.

Where Does It Hurt?
Where Does It Hurt?
Aches and pain can slow us down and leave us feeling not quite ourselves. According to a survey, about one-third of adults reported joint pain as a common occurrence daily. Knee pain is the most common joint pain followed by pain in the shoulder. Click on the joint that hurts to learn more about the various conditions affecting the joint and their treatment options.
Patient Education Videos & Resources

Watch these videos to learn more about the various injuries and conditions affecting your musculoskeletal system and their treatment options. You can also find all the information you need to make your visit a convenient one.

Patient Education Videos
Locations & Directions
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association