Orthopedic Surgery

As national leaders in orthopedic surgery, we offer multiple diagnostic and treatment options to get you back to your life.

Orthopedic Surgery

As national leaders in orthopedic surgery, we offer multiple diagnostic and treatment options to get you back to your life.

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Our orthopedic surgeons get you back in motion

Orthopedic injuries or illnesses can put you on life’s sidelines. If you have joint or muscle pain, you might avoid everyday tasks or exercise. For many, surgery can dramatically improve movement, relieve symptoms and prevent future complications from injury or disease.

At UW Medicine, you get a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns. Our team of board-certified surgeons specializes in caring for the musculoskeletal system — including the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. With multiple convenient locations throughout the Puget Sound region, we are here to help throughout your treatment and beyond.

Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in caring for your condition

Through advanced training and board certification, our orthopedic surgeons are subspecialized in specific conditions and parts of the body. We use the latest treatments and technology backed by research. Whether you have a simple or complex issue, we can help.

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Fracture surgery

Our orthopedic trauma surgery team treats the most complex trauma from across the region – making us the best prepared for fractures and dislocations.

Sports medicine surgery

As team physicians for the UW Huskies, we’ll get you back in motion.

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Orthopedic tumor surgery

We care for patients with bone and soft tissue tumors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. This includes comprehensive evaluation and surgical solutions for patients with sarcomas (malignant tumors in bone and soft tissue) and benign bone and soft tissue tumors.

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Foot and ankle surgery

Our foot and ankle surgeons are national leaders in the latest techniques to get you back to an active life.

Hand and wrist surgery

Hand and wrist surgery

Our hand surgeons work with skilled hand therapists and other experts.

Hip and knee care

Hip and knee surgery

From arthroscopy to joint replacement, surgically correcting a hip or knee problem can help relieve your pain.

Shoulder and elbow surgery

Whether your shoulder pain is caused by an athletic injury or arthritis, our team is ready to help.


Spine surgery

Our spine surgeons treat a wide range of simple and complex back and neck problems.

Meet our featured orthopedic surgeons


Nicholas Hernandez, MD

Dr. Hernandez is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in reconstruction of the hip and knee, including total joint replacement.


Corey Schiffman, MD

Dr. Schiffman is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Christopher Kweon, MD

Christopher Kweon, MD

Dr. Kweon specializes in treating disorders of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle in patients with athletic injuries.


Common procedures and treatments performed

Our orthopedic surgeons partner with you and other specialists, using surgical and nonsurgical treatments. We help you regain function, recover faster, and manage pain and other symptoms. Our services include:

  • Arthroscopy 
  • Cartilage restoration and joint realignment (osteotomy) 
  • Fracture and dislocation repair 
  • Joint, tendon and ligament repair 
  • Joint replacement, including partial and total joint replacement 
  • Microsurgery 
  • Orthopedic tumor surgery 
  • Spine surgery

Patient success stories

Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts hiking

With New Hips and New Hope, Mountaineers Adventure On

After 50 years of climbing and sailing the world, Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts had a new challenge: hip pain.

Ray Wittmier and friends standing at the finish line of a race

Cyclist Rides Coast-to-Coast Thanks to Knee Surgery

Ray Wittmier never imagined living with a painful, aging knee would have played a part in making a 3,428-mile bike trip.

Explore our featured orthopedic clinics

With multiple convenient locations across Puget Sound, we provide care close to home. Our featured clinics include: 

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