Overview

Julian S. Arroyo, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder reconstruction, upper extremity orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He began practicing in 1996 and is the first fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon to practice in Pierce County. He is professionally interested in minimally invasive shoulder procedures and outpatient shoulder arthroplasty. He uses the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques available to help his patients return to a normal lifestyle more quickly and with fewer complications.

Dr. Arroyo is a frequent contributor to leading orthopedic journals and lectures and instructs physicians in advanced shoulder reconstruction techniques. He also has worked with major manufacturers, assisting in development and design of orthopedic implants and techniques.

Dr. Arroyo is one of a select few surgeons in the state with membership in the distinguished American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association and is also a reviewing editor for the association’s Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.

As a Pacific Northwest native, Dr. Arroyo is very active in the community and is a strong supporter of the YMCA. He enjoys snow skiing, water sports, fishing, hunting, and golf.

Education

Program: MD
Institution: Creighton University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Creighton University School of Medicine

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Columbia Presbyterian

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Pierce County Medical Society

Washington State Medical Association

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Arthroscopy rotator cuff repair
  • Minimally invasive shoulder procedures
  • Outpatient shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Sports medicine
  • Upper extremity surgery

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