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Dr. Merritt's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Merritt "Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes and physically active patients back to the activities they love. His practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has specialized training in ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries of the shoulder and knee and has published many papers and book chapters on these topics. He also performs general orthopaedic procedures including arm, ankle, and leg fractures, as well as, joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, and hip. After completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Merritt attended medical school at the University of Southern California. He continued his training with residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Washington. He then completed advanced training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. During this time, Dr. Merritt served as an assistant NFL team physician for the New York Giants football team. He now brings that advanced training back to his patients and uses the same surgical techniques and individualized care that gets professional athletes back in the game. Dr. Merritt spends most of his free time outdoors and enjoys traveling. He has provided medical services to natives and fellow travelers in Peru and Nepal, having trekked twice to Mt. Everest base camp. He and his wife reside in the Seattle area. Dr. Merritt is honored to be involved in your care and will work with you toward regaining your active lifestyle. "
Dr. Merritt does not have any board certifications listed.
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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California Polytechnic State University In San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2007
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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