Western Washington’s Trusted Orthopedic Experts
At Washington Orthopaedic Center, our highly trained staff of orthopedic surgeons specialize in a wide range of services. If you are living with unwanted pain in your bones or joints, we can help you live a pain free life once again. Our office is conveniently located in Centralia, between Olympia and Longview, Washington.
Why choose Washington Orthopaedic Center for orthopedic care?
Our skilled physicians have proven that they are some of the best in the industry. Some of their accomplishments include teaching courses around the world, helping underprivileged patients in third world countries, and being an official provider of the U.S. Ski Team. We offer many services including sports medicine, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopic surgery, arthritis care, and more. If your injury requires surgery, we have a surgery center that offers cost effective, same day surgery.
For larger scans, such as backs and hips, we schedule imaging at Washington Diagnostic MRI and Providence Centralia Hospital directly adjacent to our offices. Our patients also benefit from the latest technology in tele-radiology. This is where the image is sent electronically to specialists that read our patients results with expert accuracy. Today’s MRI technology has virtually eliminated the need for invasive exploratory surgeries.
Bursitis/tendonitis, and various sprains and strains may also imitate arthritis. Accurate diagnosis requires a careful history and physical examination, as well as x-rays of the involved area.
Treatment is dictated by the proper diagnosis, location, and severity of the condition. Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to provide appropriate care including medications, techniques to protect the joint, and when appropriate; surgery for the afflicted area.
All of our orthopedists have broad, extensive training in caring for these injuries, some with special interest and extra training devoted to sports medicine.
Our physicians are specialists in this area of orthopedic surgery specializing in rapid return to normal life after total hip and total knee replacement. State-of-the-art computer navigation is an option for some total knee replacement surgeries. Total joint replacement surgeries are done at Providence Centralia Hospital. Patients begin physical rehabilitation therapy at the hospital under their orthopedic physician’s care and continue rehabilitation in an appropriate setting for their condition and lifestyle.
- Prevention of injury through sports specific exercise & education
- Evaluation of acute & chronic sports injuries
- Rehabilitation of injury for rapid & safe return to play
Recent Orthopedic News
The Medical Assistant (MA) operates in a team with other clinic healthcare providers and support staff. The assistant escorts patients to the exam rooms and assists providers while treating patients. The MA assists […]
Dr. Keith Birchard of Washington Orthopaedic Center recently completed his Board Certification Renewal with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). This requires an ongoing process of training and education as exemplified by the […]