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Dr. Julian Arroyo, MD

Dr. Julian Arroyo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53


Dr. Julian Arroyo, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, and more.

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(253) 343-5557

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Dr. Arroyo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Arroyo treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arroyo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

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Dr. Arroyo treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arroyo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arroyo treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arroyo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arroyo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursal Drainage
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Injury
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Injuries

About Me


"For a number of years, Puget Sound Orthopaedics' surgeons have been in the forefront of the transition to arthroscopic surgery. We use the most advanced techniques to help patients return to a normal lifestyle more quickly, and with fewer complications."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications


Columbia Presby Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Creighton-Nebr Hlth Fdn
Residency Hospital
Creighton University
Medical School
University of Washington
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Julian Arroyo, MD
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Dr Arroyo did my shoulder surgery over 3 years ago. He did incredible work, and today I can do pull-ups, pushups, all sports, and work totally pain free. I’m a career firefighter and can fully function in my work thanks to Dr Arroyo. I’d highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks!
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I had a surgery from Dr. Arroyo as part of a car accident in 2011 only to have the same injury reoccur in 2018. When I tried to see him again he stated, “I have nothing left to offer him.” This resulted in multiple other Orthropedic surgeons constantly referring me back to him, and left me looking for surgeons outside my area. He also, did not listen to me about difficulties I had, and argued that Physical Therapist was just that a PT and he knew more even though something didn’t feel right!
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Dr. Arroyo did a thorough and wonderful job in surgery at fixing my shoulder that had gradually gone from annoying bouts of pain from overuse to chronic, sleep wakening pain upon movement of the littlest kind. He was recommended from numerous vendors in the medical field as the best in Tacoma and I endorse that! His kind and thoughtful manner, along with his smile, is a bonus too.
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