James Charles Esch, M.D.

Under graduate: University of Notre Dame, B.S. 1958

Medical School:
Northwestern University, M.D. 1962

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1963

Northwestern University Orthopaedic Surgery 1963-1968

Military Service:
1968-70 Orthopaedic Surgeon
United States Navy, San Diego and Danang, Viet Nam

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America
President 2000-2001
First Vice-President 1999-2000
Chairman, Committee on Psychomotor Skills Education
Board of Directors 1989-1992; 1998-present
Director of Shoulder Course: AANA/AAOS Learning Center, Chicago IL
Program Chairman, Annual Meeting, San Diego, 1997
Orthopaedic Learning Center (AAOS/AANA)
Board of Directors 1993-2003
Chairman, 1995 & 1996

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine Education Committee

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Program Committee, Shoulder and Elbow Section

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Association for Surgery of the Hand

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

North Coast Physicians IPA

Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California

The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White Inc.

Editorial Admisory Board, Orthopaedics Today Publication, 2003-today

Orthopaedic Practice:
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.
Tri-City Orthopaedics, Oceanside Ca

Hospital Staff:
Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside CA
North Coast Surgery Center, Oceanside, CA

Hospital Committee:
Director, Orthopaedic Service Line
Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside CA

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. J.B. Lippincott Co. 1993. Esch J.C., Baker C.

Burkhart SS, Esch JC, Jolson RS. . The rotator crescent and rotator cable: an anatomical description of the shoulder’s “suspension bridge”. Arthroscopy 1993;9(6):611-616

Burkhart SS, Fischer SP, Nottage WM, Esch JC, Barber FA, Doctor D, Ferrier J. Tissue fixation security in transosseous rotator cuff repairs: a mechanical comparison of simple versus mattress sutures. Arthorscopy 1996 Dec;12(6):704-708

Esch JE: Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression and Postoperative Management. Orthop Clin North Am 1993 Jan;24(1):161-171

An Illustrated Guide To Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression. Dyonics Inc. 1990

Esch JC, Ozerkis LR, Helgager JA, et al: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for partial and complete tears of the rotator cuff. Presented at the meeting of the International Arthroscopy Association. Rome, Italy, 1989.

Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: Surgical Technique, Orthopaedic Review 1989 Jun;18 (6):733-735

Subacromial Decompression: Results According To The Degree of Rotator Tear. Arthroscopy 1988; 4(4):241-49.

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Initial Results In a Community Practice. Orthopaedic Transactions 1987.

Book Chapters:
Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. Esch, James and Yergler, Michael.. Surgical Techniques for the Shouler and Elbow, Edited by F. Alan Barber and Scott Fischer. Thieme Press 2003

History of Shoulder Arthrosocpy. Jonathan Tickler. In Press

Repair of Subscapularis Tears. James Esch and Kelly Bynum. Edited by Richard Ryu. In Press 2003

Arthrosocpic Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears. James Esch and Bradford Tucker. Edited by Joseph Ianotti. In Press 2003

Arthroscopic Acromioplasty. Operative Arthroscopy, Third Edition, Edited by John McGinty, Stephen Burkhart, Robert Jackson, and Gary Poehling. Raven Press 2002

Frozen Shoulder. Edited by James Chow

Arthroscopic Acromioplasty, Posterior Approach. Operative Arthroscopy, SecondEdition, Edited by John McGinty, Richard Caspari, Robert Jackson, and Gary Poehling. Raven Press 1995

Frozen Shoulder. Current Techniques in Arthroscopy, Second Edition. J. Serge Parisien, Editor. 1995.

Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression. S. Parisien, editor. Gower Publishers 1993

Shoulder Arthroscopy: Basic Set-up. Paulos, Tibone, editors. Operative Techniques in Shoulder Surgery. Aspen Publishers 1991

Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Older Age Group. F. Fu, editor. W.B. Saunders Publications 1991

Shoulder Arthroscopy: Basic Set-up.
Lonnie Paulos, Editor Techniques In Orthopaedics 1988: 3 (1): 9-14 1988 Aspen Publishers

Teaching Assignments:
Chairman (21 years): San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Course
Numerous Lectures in US, Australia, Taiwan, South America, and Europe.

Other Interests:
Golf, skiing, bicycling, and walking.

Married 46 years to wife Diantha. Four children and seven grandchildren.

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