This web site provides a wide range of patient education materials, continuing medical education articles, and various media (videos and photos) on orthopaedic conditions.
Patient education materials
We have a large database of patient education articles, mostly in the areas of arthritis and the shoulder. We will be adding new articles as our faculty finish them. You can help us out by asking questions and letting us know what kind of information you're looking for.
Information for medical professionals
You'll notice that some of our articles have been written for physicians and specialists in orthopaedics. We've provided these for both medical professionals and for patients who need technical information about their conditions. The Residents, Fellows, & ACEs section contains information about our residency, advanced clinical experience, and fellowship programs. Additionally, you'll find several CME (Continuing Medical Education) articles for physicians wishing to learn how some orthopedic conditions are diagnosed and managed.
You'll find movies of exercises, surgical techniques, and anatomic descriptions in many of the articles in this web site. These movies were produced by our faculty. A list of all the movies on this site is available here.
At the top and bottom of each page is a navigation toolbar with links to the major sections of this web site. Each section corresponds to a different area of study in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Most of the content on this web site is organized into articles. The articles are multi-page groups of text, images, movies, and other files that share a common subject. A list of all the articles on this site is available here.
Ask a question
If you have a question, but cannot figure out what search terms to enter, just go to our search and enter your question in plain English!
Find a doctor
The Find People offers ways to find our health providers. A list of all the articles on this site is available here.
Asking for help
If you can't find what you're looking for or are having problems viewing this site, why not Ask For Help? When you fill out this form, we'll try to address your concerns and respond to you as soon as we can. The response may require several days, so if you have an urgent request--especially if it's about your medical condition--contact your doctor or follow the "Contact Us" link at the top of each page to view a list of phone numbers to call to set up an appointment with our physicians.
We don't have information about health providers from other organizations. These outside web sites may provide information about doctors not affiliated with the University of Washington:
- To find orthopaedic surgeons anywhere in the world, go to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons "Find a Surgeon" page.
- To find shoulder and elbow surgeons anywhere in the world, go to the search page of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society.
- To find hand surgeons in the United States, go to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand directory of hand surgeons nationwide.
- To find rheumatologists anywhere in the world, go to the American College of Rheumatology "Geographic Membership Directory" page.
This web site does not offer information about employment or jobs. You might find some useful information here:For information about working at the University of Washington, visit the UW employment page.
- For information about working with UW Medicine, visit the UW Medicine employment pages.
This web site does not offer support group information. If you would like to join a support group, please visit the Arthritis Foundation web site.
If you are or were a patient at a University of Washington clinic, you can contact the Social Work office at (206) 598-4370. Social Work offers inpatients help while in the hospital, such as financial assistance, help with a discharge plan, or help finding appropriate housing or support following a surgery. For outpatients, Social Work can help with psychological or social issues. Again, the Social Work number for UW patients is (206) 598-4370.
We do not provide medical records. Please contact Request Services in Patient Data Services at (206) 598-4344.