Hip & Knee

The UW Medicine Hip and Knee Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee conditions, with a specialty in the surgical treatment of these joints. We perform primary knee and hip joint replacement and the revision of total joint replacements, as well as corrective osteotomies.

Our team uses a multi-disciplinary approach and partners with our patients to develop an individualized treatment plan designed to maximize recovery of hip and knee function.

Treatment at the UW Medicine Hip and Knee Center provides our patients with access to a wide variety of expertise.  When a patient's condition involves multiple joint or systemic arthritis, experts in the areas of reconstruction orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine take active roles in our patients' treatment plans.

Conditions We Treat

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis (hip/knee)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (hip/knee)
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis of the femoral head)
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Metastatic disease of the hip/pelvis/knee
  • Hip fracture
  • Meniscus tears in the knee
  • Hip impingement (femoroacetabular osteoplasty)
  • Painful total hip or total knee
  • Periprosthetic infections
  • Joint infections
  • Surgical Hip dislocation
  • Dislocated Hip/knee
  • Post traumatic arthritis
  • Geriatric Fracture

Procedures We Perform

Some of the procedures we perform include:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip preservation
  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Complex total hip and knee revision
  • Primary/Revision hip and knee artrhoplasty
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement (Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement)
  • Minimally-invasive partial knee replacement (unicompartmental)
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture
  • Open reduction internal fixation (repair) of hip fractures
  • Femoroacetabular osteoplasty
  • Minimally invasive (quadriceps-sparing) total knee replacement
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
  • Hemiresurfacing arthroplasty of the hip (partial hip replacement)
  • Periacetabular osteotomy
  • Femoral osteotomy


The University of Washington offers three clinics that provide information and care for individuals with hip and knee arthritis.

Make an appointment

You may make your own appointment at the Hip and Knee Arthritis Service or you may be referred by your physician. To make an appointment, please call: 206-520-5000 or Toll Free 877-520-5000.