Christopher R. Howe, M.D.
Dr. Howe is board certified and a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in a wide array of spine care ranging from degenerative conditions to spine trauma and metastatic disease. Dr. Howe’s goal is to educate patients and allow them to make an informed decision about their care and treatment options. Away from orthopedics he enjoys spending time with his family as well as backcounty skiing, cycling, running and international travel.
He practices at POA’s Renton and Covington locations.
Orthopedic Surgery Residency:
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Howe C, Agel J, Bransford R, Bellabarba C, Chapman C. The effect of age and ASA classification on morbidity and mortality of long fusions extending from the thoracic spine to the pelvis. 7th Annual AOSNA Banff Fellows Forum. April 2009.
Aminian A, Howe CR, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke S, Nork SE, Barei DP. Ipsilateral talar and calcaneus fractures: A retrospective review of complications and sequelae. Injury. 2009;40:139-145.
Howe C, Huber P, Wolf FM, Matsen F. Differential suture loading in an experimental rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(2):324-9.
Jense RJ, Howe CR, Bransford RJ, Wagner TA, Dunbar PJ. University of Washington orthopaedic experience and interest in developing an international humanitarian rotation. Am J Orthop. 2009;38(1):E18-E20.
Howe CR, Gardner GC, Kadel NJ. Perioperative medication management for the rheumatoid arthritis patient. JAAOS 2006; 14:544-551.
Howe C, Paschall C, Panwalkar A, Beal J, Potti A. A model for clinical estimation of perioperative hemorrhage. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2003;9(2):131-5.