Our fellowship-trained surgeon faculty provide expert and personalized surgical approaches to the bone and joint problems that threaten the comfort and function of thousands of individuals each year.
The University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is actively involved in quality patient care, teaching, and research concerning bone and joint problems.
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If you have arthritis or other conditions of the hip and knee, Northwest Hospital is now one of your best sources for expert joint replacement and treatment services in the region. UW Medicine Orthopedic surgeons in the new Regional Joint Care Clinic provide high quality, state-of-the-art, safe and efficient surgical care for arthritic disorders of hip and knee joints, from diagnosis through rehabilitation.
The Bone and Joint Center of Seattle
Bone and Joint Surgery Center is an outpatient clinic located at
University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt on Roosevelt Way N.E.
in Seattle. The clinic provides complete health care and preventive
treatment for a variety of bone and joint problems, including complex
fractures and bone tumors.
UW Medicine Eastside
Specialty Center (ESC) is the first of its kind: a multi-specialty
outpatient care clinic featuring some of the most highly qualified,
experienced physicians the University of Washington has to offer, in a
convenient eastside location.
These fellowship-trained specialists include internationally recognized orthopedic surgeons Dr. Seth Leopold and Dr. Paul Manner, who recently moved their surgical practices from UW Medical Center to Northwest Hospital, as well as Dr. Thomas Tanous, who has been at Northwest Hospital for the past two years. Together, they have performed thousands of hip and knee replacements and other procedures, with excellent outcomes.
Dr. Seth Leopold specializes in surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis. He is particularly skilled in minimally invasive methods of hip and knee replacement surgery, which can decrease postoperative pain and surgical risk and shorten the postoperative recovery period. Dr. Seth Leopold also is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the University of Washington, and recently was named the editor- in-chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, one of the leading journals of his specialty.
“The patient with arthritis and I share a lifelong journey, and I hope to serve as guide, coach and cheerleader on that journey,” Dr. Seth Leopold says. “I care for my patients by actively listening and educating them about contemporary treatments.”
Dr. Paul Manner also specializes in joint replacement surgery, including minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement. His major interests include care and treatment of osteoarthritis. He sees patients for osteoarthritis (hip/knee); rheumatoid arthritis (hip/ knee); developmental hip dysplasia; metastatic disease to the hip/pelvis/knee; hip fracture; and meniscus tears in the knee. Dr. Paul Manner is also an associate professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of Washington.
“Many patients express interest in minimally- invasive approaches to hip and knee surgery,” Dr. Paul Manner says. “I believe this type of surgery, though technically challenging, offers many benefits to the patient, including less tissue injury, less post-operative pain, faster rehabilitation and a shorter hospital stay.”
Dr. Thomas Tanous also specializes in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery, including state-of-the-art lower extremity surgery techniques. Dr. Tanous performs minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, computer navigated joint replacement, partial knee replacements, and total hip resurfacing. In addition to joint replacement procedures, he also offers early intervention options such as hip and knee arthroscopy, femoral acetabular impingement surgery, osteotomies about the knee, and osteochondral allograft/meniscal transplantation of the knee and ankle. While he specializes in surgical treatment, Dr. Thomas Tanous also employs a comprehensive, conservative care model, reserving surgery for only those patients whose symptoms don’t respond to less-invasive treatments. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at UW.
“I strive to get patients back to their previous level of function,” Dr. Thomas Tanous says, “whether it’s playing with a grandchild or enjoying sports such as tennis, biking, or skiing.”
Northwest Hospital’s joint replacement program also features award-winning inpatient care, including comprehensive rehabilitation therapy, which starts with individualized visits by licensed physical and occupational therapists while patients are still in the hospital and continues with outpatient physical therapy at the hospital’s Northwest Outpatient Medical Center.