Welcome to the Arthritis Source, part of the UW Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine web site. This multimedia resource is for anyone with questions about arthritis.
Our articles for patients (listed below) feature information about managing arthritis, medications for arthritis, more than 20 types of arthritic conditions, and more.
The UW Medicine Bone and Joint Surgery Center and the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center offer subspecialized surgical care for arthritis patients. UW surgeons provide the most current approaches for patients with arthritis affecting:
UW Rheumatoid Arthritis Service
The UW Medicine Bone and Joint Surgery Center at UWMC-Roosevelt offers a specialty program for rheumatoid arthritis. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Service provides health care, support, and information to optimize the health, comfort, and productivity for individuals with:
Physicians in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and on the Rheumatoid Arthritis Service work closely with the Arthritis Foundation's Washington/Alaska Chapter and with other UW specialists to provide information on the latest medical and surgical treatment methods.
Making an appointment
You may make your own appointment with an arthritis surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or with a physician on the Rheumatoid Arthritis Service or you may be referred by your physician or other specialist.
Patients wishing to be seen in Seattle may call the Bone and Joint Surgery Center at 206-598-BONE (2663) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).
Patients who live on the east side of Lake Washington may find it more convenient to be seen by a UW arthritis surgeon at the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center in Bellevue. Please call (425) 646-7777 to request an appointment.
Finally, patients with shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee arthritis may request an appointment through UW Medicine online referrals website. For more information, please click here.
Our Clinic Locations
The Bone and Joint Surgery Center is located at UWMC-Roosevelt, an outpatient facility at 4245 Roosevelt Way N.E. in Seattle's University District. There is an underground parking garage in the building. A number of bus lines stop right outside or nearby, and there also is a free shuttle bus service from UW Medical Center.
The Eastside Specialty Center is located in Bellevue at 1700 116th Avenue NE. Free parking is available on site.
Please be aware that many insurance programs will not pay for you to see a specialist without prior authorization, so check with your health insurance plan first.