Beginning in the 1950s, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists pioneered orthopedic surgery in Spokane and the Pacific Northwest. Originally two individual practices, Northwest Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic and Associated Orthopaedic Specialists combined to form Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists and has remained the leader in orthopedics for more than 60 years. 

Spokane is on the cutting edge of medicine in areas such as cardiac surgery, cancer treatment and renal transplantation. Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists has extended this positive reputation into orthopedics with sub-specialties in fracture care, spine, sports medicine, joint replacement, and pain management, and is proud to be the largest physician-owned orthopedic group in the region.

Serving a community of more than three-quarters of a million people in the greater Spokane area, the doctors of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists strive to care for the orthopedic needs of their fellow residents compassionately and with the most contemporary methods available. Office locations covering all the geographic areas of Spokane allow us to provide comprehensive patient treatment and support to the four Spokane hospitals. In addition, owning a freestanding Surgery Center allows us to provide increased quality of care for a lower price and allows us to provide streamlined outpatient treatments which are consistently praised by our patients.

Throughout the years, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists has grown with the Spokane region and the Inland Northwest with three offices Downtown, North, and Spokane Valley. In 2017, we expanded our orthopedic care with NW Orthopaedic Express, our orthopedic walk-in clinic in the Spokane Valley. We now have multiple convenient Express locations to suit your needs - in the Spokane Valley, on the South Hill, and North Division at the Y. In 2020, we expanded again to offer NW Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy in two Spokane locations - on the South Hill and North Division at the Y. In 2022, we added a 3rd Physical & Hand Therapy location in Spokane Valley.

It is our mission, and passion, to provide the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical care focused completely on you, our patient. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to further improve your experience with us at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. We look forward to meeting with you!

"From diagnosis to post op, everyone was incredibly supportive and informative." — Diane D.