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About Dr. Craig T Arntz
Dr. Craig T Arntz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Renton, WA, with other offices in Maple Valley, WA and Renton, WA . He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Arntz is affiliated with University Of Washington Medical Center Ambulatory. Dr. Arntz has received 5 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Craig T Arntz has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
Dr. Craig T Arntz has the following 11 expertise
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Arm Fracture (Humeral Fractures)
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Fractures
- Elbow Injuries
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
Dr. Craig T Arntz is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Craig T Arntz - Posted on August 4th, 2018
I am a male, 67 years old experiencing severe pain in my right should if I slept on my right side at night, the pain would last for hours with no over the counter medications to alleviate the pain. I made an appointment to see Dr. Craig T. Arntz at Proliance Orthopedic Associates in Renton, Washington. Doctor Arntz specializes in Shoulder and Hand Replacement and Rotator Cuff repair. After X-rays of my right shoulder and a MRI were taken, it was clearly evident that I had worn out the cart ledge in my shoulder and I was bone on bone, it addition, I had a small tear the size of a dime in my rotator cup as well. I go to Arizona for 6 month during the winter therefore, I scheduled the shoulder replacement surgery for May 18, 2017 when I returned from Arizona. In the interim, Dr. Arntz gave me a shot of cortisone in my right shoulder to alleviate some of the pain, but this relief would only prove to be temporary as expected. On May 18, 2017 I went in for the surgery, I was apprehensive about the surgery and the time it would take me to recover. Ten years prior, I had both knee replacement surgeries at the same time by Dr. Barrett at Proliance. My recovery was exceptionally fast and I was back to work in 6 weeks going full bore. With my knee surgery, I was in the Hospital for 4 days with physical therapy after and wondered what would this be like? Pain management after surgery was difficult with sensitivity to many drugs given that I had never used. So it was a lot of trial and error and that was difficult. I could not believe how easy this surgery was and how fast the recovery went. I was in the hospital overnight and went home the next day with my arm in a sling. The pain management after the surgery was exceptional, upon being released from the Hospital, I only required Tylenol for pain relief even though I was prescribed stronger medication to take if necessary. Dr. Arntz not only replaced my shoulder but repaired my torn rotator cup at the same time. Pain Management after the surgery was greatly attended to by Dr. Arntz to make me comfortable after the surgery, which makes recovery faster. Dr. Arntz provided me with a sheet of physical therapy exercises which consisted of stretching the muscles in arm and shoulders to perform at home daily and demonstrated how to do them. I did not require any physical therapy at any outside clinic. The exercises prescribed at the hospital consisted of bicep curls, wall walk, neck and back shoulder isometrics, side raise and shoulder press triceps press. These exercises are designed to return shoulder flexibility and rotation. Within 3 months, I had full motion and arm strength. When I returned to Arizona 5 months after the surgery, I was able to ride my heavy Goldwing motorcycle, mountain bike and swim in the pool pain free. I was again able to sleep on my right side at night totally pain free. Today, 1 year later my shoulder is normal and the 4 inch scar on my chest is barely noticeable. I recently returned from a 2 week back packing trip to Germany and Switzerland with my wife and sons, with no issues what so ever. If you’re at all apprehensive at all about this surgery, don’t be, as they will work with you and actually listen to your concerns to help you through it. The doctors at Proliance are the best you can get. I again live a normal active life that was only made possible with the best Doctors, Dr. Arntz and Dr. Barrett at Proliance. Al Deitering, Auburn, WA
Self-verified patient of Dr. Craig T Arntz - Posted on June 18th, 2018
Dr. Arntz has performed at least five surgeries on my hands. Two carpal tunnel surgeries, two Basal Thumb Arthroplasty surgeries and at least one trigger finger surgery. All with wonderful results, especially the Arthroplasty. So glad I did them, sorry I waited so long to get them done. He also performed trigger finger surgery on my husband and Rotator Cuff surgery. No complications & wonderful results. My friend had Rotator Cuff surgery with him, after another Dr messed it up the 1st time with great results.
Dr. Arntz saved my career and my sleep!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Craig T Arntz - Posted on May 28th, 2018
My occupation is a dentist. I had a torn rotator cuff and was losing my ability to work. Dr. Arntz did a successful repair and I now have 100% range of motion. I am able to work, play, and sleep without any pain. He is a talented, caring man. His orthopedic group, Proliance, does a great job supporting him. I highly recommend both!
Dr. Arntz Rocks!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Craig T Arntz - Posted on May 23rd, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Craig T Arntz - Posted on January 16th, 2018
Referring provider and insurance company faxing information repeatedly, and this office could still not locate my documents. I was referred to Dr Arntz and scheduled for Dr Arntz yet his office arbitrarily set me up to see a PA I was not referred or scheduled for. After expressing my frustration with the situation Dr. Arntz came out and said I was a liar not scheduled with him and he had proof. Oddly my referal has his name on it and his office told me I was scheduling with him. Management of files, scheduling and treatment of new patients is absolutely horrid. I highly recommend going else where.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018, 2017)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2012, 2018, 2011, 2014, 2013, 2017)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2018, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Arntz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
University Of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Craig T Arntz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Providence Swedish WA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
- Premera MultiCare Connected Care
- Premera NW PHYS Network: Personal Care
Regence Health Plans
- Regence Evergreen Health Partners
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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