Dr. Paul A. Watson, MD

Dr. Paul A. Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 46 years old

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My goal is to care for all of my patients like they are family. The best compliment I receive is when patients recommend me to one of their family members or friends. It is my job to help you understand the treatment options which are best for you. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. My practice also offers helpful patient education resources to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as smooth as possible. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health.Read more

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Dr. Watson has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 20 years. He specializes in all aspects of orthopedic surgery including...Read more

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Dr. Watson says...

Dr. Watson has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 20 years. He specializes in all aspects of orthopedic surgery including shoulder, knee, hand, foot, ankle surgery, joint replacements, fractures, with a special interest in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy and labral repair surgery. He has been the team physician for Omaha North, Northwest, Millard North and Roncalli High Schools and helps take care of athletes from many other area schools and leagues.

Dr. Watson graduated with high honors from Harvard University with a degree in Biology. He received his Medical Doctorate and Masters of Surgery from McGill University and did his orthopedic residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He has been a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon since 2001 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Watson belongs to the Nebraska Orthopedic Society and the Omaha Orthopedic Society. He has published and presented research in both basic science and the field of orthopedics.

Dr. Watson's Care Philosophy

My goal is to care for all of my patients like they are family. The best compliment I receive is when patients recommend me to one of their family members or friends. It is my job to help you understand the treatment options which are best for you. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. My practice also offers helpful patient education resources to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as smooth as possible. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health.

Dr. Watson says...

Dr Watson has a primary goal to protect his patients from harm and the complications of surgical treatment.  He has developed a special interest and published articles in infection prevention and has the lowest published surgical infection rate in the country. He utilizes the Steiros Algorithm, a specific patient surgical cleaning protocol, which has been clinically proven to dramatically reduce surgical infections.

Dr. Watson says...

Over the past 21 years Dr. Watson has performed over 6000 orthopedic surgical procedures.  He specializes in all aspects of orthopedic surgery including sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder, knee, hand and hip surgery, arthritis surgery, joint replacement surgery and fracture care. He has a special interest in Hip arthroscopy with expertise and over 8 years of experience performing this complex surgery.

Dr. Watson says...

Thank you to everyone who has filled out a survey.  I try to take care of everyone like they are family and appreciate any opportunity to improve my care.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscectomy
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction