CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION
Rotator Cuff Repair: Shoulder Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Labral Tears Repair
Biceps Tendon Repair
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; University of Washington, Seattle
Hand Surgery; University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990; Hand Surgery, 1992; Recertified, 2000; Recertified, 2009
University of Washington, 1987; Medical School: University of Washington, 1981
Valley Medical Center, Renton
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for being a wonderful surgeon and all your support you have provided to me through the rehab of my shoulder. You truly make a difference!
-S. Sun D.
I just wanted to send a little note to thank you for such an amazing job you did on my shoulder and rotator cuff two years ago. It’s like it never happened! I talk to people who had the surgery and years later they are still in pain…I say, “wrong doctor!”
Thank you again for taking such good care of me.