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Pete_Staples

Can't hike, climb, ski...Orthopedic Surgeon?

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Hi

Looking for feedback on orthopedic surgeons. My local (Tacoma) orthopedic surgeon says that I need a hip replacement, if I want to do more then walk on the flatland for short distances.... I am looking to get a second opinion. If anyone knows of a Tacoma/Seattle area orthopedic surgeon that has been helpful in returning folks to skiing, hiking, climbing, etc, I would appreciate their name.

Thanks

Pete

 

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I had extreme pelvic surgery. I had one of the best surgeons in the world. Where most surgeons do about 200 pelvic surgeries in their life, he has done 1000's. He said from a scale of 1-10 of pelvic injuries mine was a 9 & he fixed me up very well. I guess people fly in from surrounding states and Alaska to have him work on them. He is at Harborview, I'll pm you. You are in luck.

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Don't know if they do routine hip replacements at Harborview for non-trauma situations, but I can tell you this about Harborview: I was treated for a hip fracture at Harborview in 4/06 and had the hardware removed two weeks ago. The Harborview "Green Team" did a very good job with both surgeries and the follow-up care. Same goes for the work done by their "Blue Team" in 2004-2005 for a different injury. I've been operated on by at least six of their attending surgeons, at one time or an other -- all were excellent.

 

If Harborview won't take your case, you might go see Bob Winquist at Orthopedic Physician Associates in Seattle. He has a very good reputation.

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