Orthopedic Surgeon Seattle

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Diana Garrett
12/09/2021
“My experience with Dr. Sara Jurek has been something close to miraculous. I cant thank her enough... Very skilled surgeon. She is a gift. I thank her for her little miracle.”
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Dr. Sara Jurek

What Your Seattle Orthopedic Surgeon Does

As an Orthopedic Surgeon in Seattle, I regularly treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. This complex system encompasses your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, and allows you to move, run, jump, work, lift, and be active.

My orthopedic practice treats problems related to the shoulder joint. This treatment involves:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or musculoskeletal disorder
  • Treatment of your shoulder injury or disorder with medication, exercise, physical therapy, protection/immobilization, surgery, or other treatment
  • Rehabilitation through recommended exercises or physical therapy to regain movement, strength, and function
  • Prevention with treatment plans and information designed to help prevent injury or slow progression of disease

Dr. Jurek acted as a Team Physician for

- US Figure Skating
- LA Lakers NBA Team
- LA Sparks WNBA Team
- AVP Beach Pro Volleyball
- Tour of California Bike Race
- US Men’s National Soccer Team
- LA Galaxy MLS Team
- Chivas MLS Team
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Seattle Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jurek: Practice Area

I specialize in shoulder surgery and the treatment of shoulder injuries and shoulder disorders. My practice focuses on treating all shoulder conditions and I regularly perform arthroscopic shoulder surgery including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic labral repair as well as complex open shoulder surgery such as anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (total shoulder replacement), reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (reverse total shoulder replacement), and proximal humerus fracture surgery (open reduction internal fixation of shoulder fracture).
Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back another minute! Make your appointment today with Dr. Jurek and start your recovery.
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Dr. Jurek treats patients with all types of shoulder conditions and disorders. She regularly performs

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery

This surgery uses very small incisions and specialized equipment to repair torn rotator... cuff tendon(s) back to their attachment site on the bone.

Surgery to treat shoulder fractures

This surgery involves plates and screws used to stabilize fracture fragments back into anatomic... position.Common procedures include clavicle fracture surgery and proximal humerus fracture surgery.

Arthroscopic labral repair surgery

This surgery uses very small incisions and specialized equipment to repair torn labral tissue. Read More

Total shoulder replacement surgery

This surgery replaces the worn ends of the shoulder joint with smooth metal and plastic.... Anatomic shoulder replacement surgery treats severe arthritis of the shoulder.

Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery

This surgery replaces the worn ends of the shoulder joint with smooth metal and... plastic but uses an inverted position of the ball and socket to do so. This procedure helps treat patients with massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears and severe arthritis of the shoulder.

Revision shoulder surgery

Surgery to help treat patients who have had previous failed surgeries Read More

Frequently Asked Questions. 

Is there an alternative to orthopedic surgery to relieve joint pain?


In addition to performing shoulder surgery two to three days per week, I see and evaluate patients in clinic and regularly treat shoulder conditions with non-operative treatment including referral to physical therapy, cortisone injection, and recommendations about activity modification.

I have to have shoulder surgery. How long will I have to stay in the hospital?

The majority of shoulder surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you have the procedure and then go home on the same day to recover at home. Larger procedures such as shoulder replacement surgery and some shoulder fracture surgeries sometimes necessitate an overnight stay in the hospital. This is something that I will discuss with you when we go over the details of your upcoming shoulder surgery.

How long is the recovery period after my shoulder surgery?

Each patient and each surgery is a little different, but in general, most shoulder surgeries take anywhere from 4 to 6 months to up to a year to achieve full recovery. I talk at length with you about the expected timeline for your recovery when we discuss your shoulder surgery together.

How often will I have to go to physical therapy after my shoulder surgery?

Physical therapy usually begins about 4 to 6 weeks after shoulder surgery and typically extends for 3 to 4 months with a frequency of one or two times per week. An important component of recovery is the home exercise program that you will do on a daily basis once physical therapy starts.
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601 Broadway 7th Floor 
Seattle, WA 98122
3400 California Ave SW Ste. 210 
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 386-2600

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7th Floor 
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 386-2600

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