Craig T. Arntz, MD

Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Specialist
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Craig T. Arntz, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic shoulder specialist with 25 years of experience treating problems that often require shoulder surgery, including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures, and shoulder arthritis. He has advanced training in shoulder surgery with extensive experience in treating the most complex shoulder disorders. He has particular interest in arthroscopic shoulder repair, rotator cuff surgery and shoulder replacement surgery, including reverse shoulder replacement.

Dr. Arntz is also a board-certified hand surgeon, and he is recognized in the Seattle and Renton communities as a shoulder and upper extremity specialist. He is proud to have had thousands of physician and patient referrals.

He uses advanced techniques to restore his patients’ shoulder and hand comfort and function as quickly and safely as possible. He has co-authored several articles and book chapters about rotator cuff repair and shoulder arthritis reconstruction.

He is a native of Seattle. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys snow and water skiing, boating, and travel.

Special Recognition & Training

I am proud to be a Seattle Met Top Doctor for 2023, voted in by my colleagues in the greater Seattle area.

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Specializing in:

  • Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery


Care Center

4011 Talbot Road S Suite 300
Renton, WA 98055-5773

(425) 656-5047


Care Center

27005 168th Place SE Suite 201
Covington, WA 98042-4902

(253) 631-1591



Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Program: Residency
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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