CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

Clinical Focus:

Rotator Cuff Repair: Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Labral Tears Repair

Shoulder Instability

Biceps Tendon Repair

Thumb Arthritis

Fellowship Training:

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; University of Washington, Seattle

Hand Surgery; University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden

Board Certifications:

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990; Hand Surgery, 1992; Recertified, 2000; Recertified, 2009

Residency:

University of Washington, 1987; Medical School: University of Washington, 1981

Hospital Affiliations:

Valley Medical Center, Renton

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Arntz is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

CRAIG T. ARNTZ, M.D..

Dr. Craig Arntz is a board certified orthopedic shoulder specialist with 20 years of experience treating shoulder problems including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures and shoulder arthritis. Additionally, Dr. Arntz treats hand problems as a board-certified hand surgeon.

Dr. Arntz is dedicated to understanding the needs of his patients and determining the safest and most effective treatment for each individual. Recognized in the Seattle and Renton communities as a shoulder and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Arntz is proud to have had thousand of physician and patient referrals.

Dr. Arntz has advanced training in shoulder surgery. He has particular interest in arthroscopic shoulder repair, rotator cuff repair, instability and shoulder replacement surgery, including hand problems. A Seattle native, Dr. Arntz has co-authored several articles and book chapters about rotator cuff repair and shoulder arthritis reconstruction.

Dr. Arntz uses advanced techniques to restore his patients' shoulder and hand comfort and function as quickly and safely as possible. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates' Renton clinic.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Arntz enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys snow and water skiing, boating and travel.

Testimonials for Craig T. Arntz, M.D.

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I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Arntz. I am a 75-year-old woman and heard several people say that I was too old for this surgery. WRONG! From my first meeting with Dr. Arntz to discuss my debilitating shoulder pain, he accurately...

I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Arntz. I am a 75-year-old woman and heard several people say that I was too old for this surgery. WRONG! From my first meeting with Dr. Arntz to discuss my debilitating shoulder pain, he accurately diagnosed me with a completely torn supraspinatus tendon which was confirmed by MRI. I proceeded with the surgery in Proliance outpatient center and, while the discomfort was intense for several weeks, the results 3 months later are rewarding and no more pain.

- Joyce D.
“Dr. Arntz is straight forward gets to the point without a lot of hupla. He is very courteous, well mannered and a overall great doctor. He replaced my shoulder (total) replacement, did such a great job I already have 85% use of...

Dr. Arntz is straight forward gets to the point without a lot of hupla. He is very courteous, well mannered and a overall great doctor. He replaced my shoulder (total) replacement, did such a great job I already have 85% use of it and its only been 13 weeks. I would recommend him to anyone who would need his services.”

- Raymond
I am 63 years old and I have four children and 15 grand kids. I have seen a lot of doctors over the years. Dr. Arntz is awesome doctor. From the first time I met him he was very professional and very caring human being. My shoulder...

I am 63 years old and I have four children and 15 grand kids. I have seen a lot of doctors over the years. Dr. Arntz is awesome doctor. From the first time I met him he was very professional and very caring human being. My shoulder surgery, from beginning to the end, was an awesome experience. I would recommend Dr. Arnts to anyone I know. Note: Dr. has operated on myself my wife¬†and and will be operating on my mother in-law as well. I give Dr. Arntz “A+”.

- Danny