CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION
Orthopedic Traumatology and Fracture Care: Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA
Adult Reconstruction, Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL; William Barrett M.D. Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC
Member: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Member: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Member: Washington State Orthopedic Association
Dr. Alton is a Seattle knee and hip doctor who specializes in the management of acute fractures, malunions and nonunions of the upper and lower extremity in addition to both primary and revision hip and knee replacements. Dr. Alton has a particular interest in direct anterior total hip replacement surgery and moving joint replacement surgery from the inpatient to outpatient setting. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in the Renton, Covington, and Maple Valley locations.
Dr. Alton is a dual-fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He completed his first fellowship in fracture surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA then completed a second fellowship in adult reconstruction, hip and knee replacement surgery. He trained directly under Dr. William Barrett at Valley Medical Center, mastering the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement and learned Dr. Barrett's technique for primary knee replacements. He then traveled the country learning advanced arthroplasty and revision techniques from master surgeons at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, FL and at the world-renown Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has published in national and international journals, has written multiple book chapters and presented his research at local, national and international meetings.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Alton enjoys spending time with his wife and small children. He enjoys football, running, weight lifting and playing with his kids.
Testimonials for Timothy B. Alton, M.D.
Dr. Alton is great! He takes time to talk to you and find out what is wrong and works hard to find a solution to your problem. He is friendly and actually works on you himself. I currently am a patient and I have been extremely satisfied. I look forward to his solving my medical problem with my knee.
I was referred to Dr. Alton by another physician for a very complicated hip revision. The outcome of my previous hip replacement was unfortunately that the prosthetic lifted out of the bone and into my pelvis/abdomen. This initial surgery was a catastrophic failure that resulted in muscle loss and significant pain. Dr. Alton, along with his colleague, were able to revise these complications and, during surgery, accessed the area from the top and bottom of the joint region. The entire process was a very complicated procedure that required building up new bone and I am happy to say that I am now fully weight-bearing on that hip. The revision surgery was such a success that I have since had the other hip replaced as well with excellent results. I have nothing by high regard for Dr. Alton, who successfully revised a traumatic joint injury and who has a wealth of experience. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Alton for his services.
Now this is a physician I’d recommend to my friends! I initially saw Dr. Alton at that end of November for a very painful left hip, saw him again yesterday after six sessions of P.T. for follow up and cortisone shot. I am very happy with how comfortable both he, and nurse Leah had me feeling during my appointment and especially liked how he looked me right in the eye as he was addressing me.