Clinical Services

Hand Surgery

Based at Harborview, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital,  and the Eastside, the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provides comprehensive services in the areas of Arthritis, Foot and Ankle, Fractures and Trauma, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip and Knee, Metabolic Bone Disease, Oncology, Pediatrics, Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, and Sports Medicine. Our Orthopaedics program ranked among the top programs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report 2014-2015 rankings.

Our clinics, including Harborview, provide comprehensive care, consultation and surgery to some of the most complex orthopaedic injuries throughout the region. Our colleagues in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, rheumatology and other fields of care ensure that we provide the most appropriate, considered care for each patient's problem. Our goal is to return people to normal life activities, at work and at play – whether that involves riding a bike, pouring tea or throwing a ball. We want to help our patients recapture their quality of life. Our health-care professionals have expertise in:

Bone & Joint Surgery Center at UWMC

  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Minimally-invasive joint replacement
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery (including joint replacement)
  • Shoulder and elbow arthroscopy
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Surgery of the cervical thoracic, lumbosacral spine
  • Orthopaedic tumor surgery
  • Non-surgical sports and spine rehabilitation
  • Non-surgical podiatry
  • Non-surgical metabolic bone disease

Foot and Ankle Institute

  • Ankle instability
  • Arthritis
  • Cavus foot (high arch)
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Diabetic deformities
  • Dislocations
  • Flat foot
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Overuse/biomechanical syndromes
  • Polio and other neuromuscular problems
  • Post-traumatic / surgical conditions
  • Sports injuries

Hand and Wrist Services

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Muscle or ligament tears
  • Injuries to tendons, nerves, or vessels
  • Numbness or weakness in the hand or arm (including carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Arthritis
  • Contractures
  • Swelling or inflammation

Hip and Knee Center

The Hip and Knee Center specializes in the evaluation and management of hip and knee conditions, with a specialty in the surgical treatment of these joints. We perform primary, and the revision of total joint replacements, as well as corrective osteotomies. Our team of specialty trained operative and non-operative physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and nurses use a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the best treatment plan for patients. We partner with our patients to develop an individualized plan that will provide the maximum recovery of hip and knee function.

Oncology (Sarcoma Service at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)

The Sarcoma Service, a specialty program of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), provides comprehensive evaluation and management for patients with sarcomas (malignant tumors arising in connective tissue or bone) and benign soft tissue or bony tumors. The Sarcoma Service is a collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterUW Medicine, and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Orthopedic Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center

  • Consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries, such as shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Consultation and treatment for orthopaedic surgery, such as joint replacement for knee, hip and thumb
  • Minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopic surgery
  • Referrals for physical therapy and diagnostic studies
  • Orthopaedic surgery performed at UW Medical Center

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Clinic at Harborview

  • Fracture care
  • Associated soft tissue injuries
  • Skeletal realignments and stabilizations using closed and surgical techniques

Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Seattle Children's Hospital)

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital is known for developing innovative treatment and providing world-class care. We see a wide variety of conditions that affect the growing muscles, joints and bones of children and teenagers. These are called orthopedic conditions.

Spine Center

  • Interventional pain management
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Neurosurgery and Orthopedic spine surgery

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

  • Evaluation, prevention and treatment of sports or exercise-related injuries
  • Surgical and specialty care of the shoulder; elbow; hip; back; knee; ankle and foot; hands and wrist; and back-related problems
  • Arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery
  • Ultrasound diagnostics and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Advanced exercise training programs; performance and sports health analytics; and physical therapy/rehabilitation for returning to activity
  • Brace-fitting; custom orthotics; splinting; casting and bike-fitting; nutritional support; and sports psychology