Dr. James Cox is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with special interests and training in joint replacement surgery and shoulder surgery. He is qualified to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. His scope of practice ranges from treatment of arthritis to pediatric orthopedics, to occupational and sports medicine.
Dr. Cox is a West Virginia native, born in Logan. He makes his home in the same Teays Valley community in which he practices. His children attend local Christian schools, and his wife, Susan, is a registered nurse and native of Barboursville. Community interests are strong in his practice.
He regularly provides orthopedic care to local school athletic programs, sponsorship for area sports teams, and community seminars on important topics such as arthritis and osteoporosis. He has hospital privileges at our local hospital, CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, as well as Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. He is often the orthopedic surgeon on emergency call at these facilities and provides quality, caring orthopedic treatment to those in need.
Dr. Cox excelled in his medical education and clinical training. He finished second in his medical class at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He finished an internship program at Logan General Hospital with honors, and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Ohio University in Dayton, OH .
Dr. Cox finished orthopedic board certification examinations in the upper echelon, and now serves as an examiner for new candidates for orthopedic board certification. He remains active in academics, regularly providing orthopedic lectures at state medical society meetings, physician special interest meetings and community functions. He provides clinical training to interns, as well as medical, nursing, surgical technology, physician assistant, EMS and physical therapy students.
Dr. Cox brings much of the latest knowledge in the field of orthopedics to Teays Valley, Logan and the surrounding communities. He is certified in three of the most recent advances in orthopedic surgery: cartilage replacement surgery, minimal incision total hip and knee replacement surgery, and unicompartmental total knee replacement surgery. Additionally, arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle are primary features of his practice.
Teays Valley Hospital boasts what may be the most technologically advanced arthroscopic surgery suite in the state of West Virginia. Minimally invasive joint surgery can be performed here with ultra-high resolution digital cameras displaying crystal clear images on plasma screens.
Look for Dr. Cox in the GTMA complex in the heart of Teays Valley. This campus is further evidence of his commitment to this area, providing not only quality orthopedic care, but also economic support to the community.
Dr. Cox's commitment to helping those in need extends well beyond the Teays Valley area. Several times a year he can be found traveling with the Hanna Project. He has completed missions work providing care to those in need around the world in places like Ivory Coast, Africa and teaching medical techniques to physicians in underserved areas such as Morocco.
Dr. Cox welcomes friends, family and patients in need of orthopedic care from Logan and the southern part of the state.