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John Heffernan, MD puget sound orthopaedics welcomes fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon LEARN MORE specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery

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Welcome to Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Established in 1990 as Lakewood Orthopaedic Surgeons, Puget Sound Orthopaedics serves the Puget Sound region with comprehensive orthopedic care in musculoskeletal disorders. Our team comprises 16 board-certified surgeons with sub-specialties ranging from joint replacement, shoulder, hand and upper extremity treatment, to sports medicine, spinal and podiatric care. They work with our nine certified physician’s assistants and a 100-member support staff to ensure a high level of contact and ongoing patient education. We work together with the common goal of delivering expert, individualized, and compassionate attention to every patient.

  • All PSO surgeons are board certified with extensive training and experience in leading edge surgical techniques in their subspecialties
  • Our core values are honesty, empathy, accountability, respect and teamwork.
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Specialties

  • ankle - specialty
    Ankle
  • back - specialty
    Back
  • Elbow - Orthopedic Specialty
    Elbow
  • foot - specialty
    Foot
  • hand - specialty
    Hand
  • hip - specialty
    Hip
  • Joint Replacement - Orthopedic Specialty
    Joint Replacement
  • Knee - Orthopedic Specialty
    Knee
  • neck - specialty
    Neck
  • shoulder - specialty
    Shoulder
  • sports medicine - specialty
    Sport Medicine
  • wrist - specialty
    Wrist

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