UW Medicine Sports, Spine & Orthopedic Health is a multidisciplinary team of specially trained, highly experienced rehab medicine and sports medicine physicians, orthopedic, plastic and spine surgeons, podiatrists, physical and occupational therapists and sports psychologists. As a partner in your patient’s care, surgical treatment is considered a last option. That is why our specialists offer the latest advances in non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, to restore your muscle strength and range of motion or joint injections that help reduce inflammation and pain at the injury site. However, sometimes surgery is necessary. Patients who require surgical treatment are able to consult with skilled orthopedic surgeons who have extensive experience performing a variety of procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries at our state-of-the-art, outpatient facilities.
Tearing the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in the knee is an injury common to sports participants. The treatment typically involves surgical reconstruction of the tissue, and then the patient must pass a physical skills test to return ...
Paul A. Manner, MD, FRCS(C) talks about arthritis, provides treatment options, and discusses what conditions may need surgery.
Jerry Huang MD, demonstrates a physical exam of the wrist, and identifies any potential deformities of the wrist as part of the annual UW Hand Course event.
Thomas Burns, MD and Conor Kleweno, MD discuss treatment of geriatric hip fractures and the frequency of incidents affecting hospitals.
Jason Hsu, MD, and Zahab Ahsan, MD, review controversial topics in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty and highlight surgical principles during this grand rounds presentation.
Claudia Christman-Skieller, MD, and Sean Nork, MD, discuss case examples, anatomy, classification schemes, historical perspectives and more during this grand rounds presentation.
An historical perspective on Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis and discussion on diagnostic challenges and the clinical decision making process.
David S. Owens, MD, MS, will discuss sudden cardiac arrest in young adults and share his experience with diagnosis and treatment .
Computer assisted accelerometer guided total knee arthroplasty - A surgical technique in total knee replacement
Pediatric sports injuries are becoming more common; around two million high school sports injuries per year due to increased participation rates & higher levels of competition.
Douglas P. Hanel, MD, discusses the treatment of elbow injuries, surgical strategies and post-operative treatment.
Research & Publications
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Charlotte Gistelinck, PhD, Ronald Kwon, PhD, David Eyre, PhD, and Mary Ann Weis worked with researchers from Ghent University in Belgium to assess the extent to which human type 1 collagenopathies are repeated in mutant zebrafish.
Blog: Shoulder Arthritis / Rotator Cuff Tears: causes of shoulder pain
Three-dimensional characterization of the anteverted glenoid (type D) in primary glenohumeral osteoarthritisThese authors analyzed the anatomic characteristics of 18 patients with type D glenoid, defined as an anteverted (≥5°) ...
Biomechanical comparison of 2 augmented glenoid designs: an integrated kinematic finite element analysis These authors used finite element analysis (FEA) to conduct an in vitro comparison of 2 augmented glenoid designs—wedge ...