Dr. Lyle S. Sorensen, MD

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Dr. Lyle S. Sorensen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER FEDERAL WA 1100 9th Ave Fl 11th, Seattle, WA 98101 Get Directions
(206) 223-7525

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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Still's Disease
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Torticollis
      • Trigger Finger

      Procedures Performed

      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arm Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Fracture Care
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Washington School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Washington Medical Center

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Washington Medical Center--Orthopaedic Surgery

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Washington Medical Center--Tumor Surgery/Oncology

        Completed in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Medical Student Research Training Program, 1985
        • Alumnus of Highest Distinction UW Ortho Program, 2007 --201
        • Special Recognition UW Ortho Program, 2007
        • Research Fellow Virginia Mason Research Center, 1985
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      • Media & Publications
        • Chapter - Chapter 53,54,55,62 Orthopaedic Oncology, Conrad,E.U.ed, 2008
        • Top Doc Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010-2012
        • Top Doc Seattle Magazine, 2009-2012
        • Propagation and characterization of human blood basophils: Ultrastructure and leukotriene B-4 formation, 1988
        • Bulk culture of human blood basophils from patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), 1985
        • Treatment of simple bone cysts in children with curettage and cryosurgery, 1997
        • Tubuloreticular structure (Lupus Inclusions) induction in Daudi lymphoblastoid cells by gene cloned alpha-interferon, 1984
        • Follow-up of previously observed complication rate related to slipped capital femoral epiphysis, 1992
        • Special Report: Shoulder Arthroplasty at Virginia Mason, 2010

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Sorensen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Sorensen's Care Philosophy

      Patients are usually correct about what is bothering them. My job is to help problem solve and provide treatment if indicated. My overall goals are to relieve pain and restore function so that these individuals can improve their health and well being