Return of Organized Sports in Tacoma

Our local sports fans and parents have been patiently waiting to watch their favorite teams storm the fields, courts and tracks in the Tacoma area. For the past 11 months, high school and collegiate organized sports have been on pause in Tacoma due to the pandemic. As of now, Pierce county is in Phase 2


Dr. John T. Heffernan, MD Spotlight

Tacoma Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John Heffernan enjoys the outside activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He and his wife are avid downhill skiers and have already been up many times this season to the snowy mountains at Crystal and Alpental. Dr. Heffernan has a surprising new goal for this next Spring – climb and

Transformed look, same unwavering commitment

Same care, new look We’re a part of Proliance Surgeons, an organization of independent, locally-owned clinics, providing care to our neighbors in Washington for 20 years. We’ve always been dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes delivered personally, and now we’ve updated our look to reflect our continued dedication. What we stand for We’re a group of


Telemedicine Virtual Visits

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, with the safety of our patients and staff top of mind, Puget Sound Orthopaedics is minimizing in-person clinic visits.  In order to meet our community’s surgical needs, we are pleased to introduce Telemedicine Virtual Visits starting March 24, 2020. At the virtual visit, if the patient’s reason for consultation

Puget Sound Orthopaedics takes the Coronavirus threat seriously.

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/19/2020 Your health and safety are our top priority. In compliance with directives from the state and federal government, our clinics are only accepting emergent and urgent orthopedic needs. If you have an emergent or urgent orthopedic need, please call us at 253-582-7257.  Please be prepared for a telephone screening and direction from our

Puget Sound Orthopaedics takes the Coronavirus threat seriously.

Coronavirus: Keeping Patients Safe

What you need to know (Updated 3/3/2020) Puget Sound Orthopaedics, part of Proliance Surgeons, takes the threat of the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, very seriously. We are monitoring the situation, staying in touch with public health officials, and we’re updating our processes and protocols accordingly. It is important to know that 80%

Robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery improves surgical accuracy in some cases.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement in Tacoma

Puget Sound Orthopaedics is one of the first surgical practices in the South Sound to offer robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery. It is attracting interest because in some cases the technology can improve surgical accuracy. For some patients this results in an easier surgery and recovery. Robotic-Arm Assisted Approach for Knee and Hip Replacements You

Puget Sound Orthopaedics Referral Coordinator Monika St. Jean

Spotlight on Referral Coordinator Monika St. Jean

You probably learned about Puget Sound Orthopaedics from your personal care provider when you were in need of a specialist. A referral coordinator like Monika St. Jean assisted you when you first contacted us. In her role as a referral coordinator, Monika proactively shapes a positive experience for you and all our patients. She verifies

Exercise through dark days with an indoor dance party.|Exercise through dark days with a few creative ways to get your body moving.

Creative Ways to Exercise Through Dark Days

If you’re like many people, you may find it difficult to exercise through the dark days of winter. Even through the dark and dreary days, it’s important to continue to keep your muscles, joints and bones engaged to help prevent serious musculoskeletal disorders. One way to stay on track is to mix up your exercise

Coordinating post surgery recovery care for yourself or a loved one can make the healing process more comfortable.

Preparing for your surgical recovery at home

If you are preparing for orthopedic or joint surgery with one of our doctors at Tacoma, Gig Harbor or Lakewood, an important phase of your care  is giving your body the time it needs to heal during surgical recovery. This reduces the risk of infection and is essential for the overall success of your surgery. Home is where

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