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About Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle provides new and advanced procedures including endoscopic carpel tunnel release surgery for carpal tunnel syrome, complex joint restoration procedures, anterior approach hip replacement surgery, and more.

Seattle Open Water Swim

Swim Across America – Seattle

“Welcome to the Swim Across America – Seattle Open Water Swim.
Volunteer, swim a 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2 mile distance in beautiful Lake Washington to raise money that funds clinical trials and cancer research at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Over the last 8 years we’ve raised nearly $2 million, which has been leveraged to obtain matching grants that would otherwise not have been obtained.”

Event Website

Come Say Hello! Our very own Dr. Wayne Weil will be coordinating the onsite medical & emergency coverage for this event.

Please feel free to participate in this neat event to raise money for clinical trials & cancer research.

King5 Health Link

Advances in Hip Surgery Lead to Shorter Hospital Stays

Want to get back to the activities you love?

Watch Dr. Phil Downer’s Hip Segment on King5’s Health Link

Dr. Downer discusses items to address before considering surgery, the Anterior Hip Approach and the best activities to help maintain the health of your joint.

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“Total hip replacement has become one of the most common and successful procedures in the U.S.

Medical advances even have some patients leaving the hospital within hours of surgery.

“We have also worked on the variables that have contributed to the length of stay, reducing pain, and improving function,” explains orthopedic surgeon Dr. Phillip Downer.

When Dr. Downer works with a patient, he makes sure they are ready for surgery by losing weight, managing diabetes or blood pressure – whatever the case may be for each patient – so that after surgery, their body can optimally heal.” (Read Article)

Learn more about Dr. Downer and the Anterior Approach, please call 206-784-8833 for more information.