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Dr. Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and arthroscopy. After graduating from the University of Southern California, he received his medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, graduating with honors. A one-year surgical internship was then completed at UCLA, before beginning his orthopaedic training at Tulane University in New Orleans. To pursue his interest in foot and ankle disorders, Dr. Watson was accepted to subspecialty training at one of the country's premier fellowships. He spent one year at the Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina studying foot and ankle disorders and treatments. During his fellowship, Dr. Watson served as the consultant to the North Carolina Dance Theater as well as participated in the care of professional athletes, including the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Charlotte Hornets (NBA). Since starting his practice with Desert Orthopaedic Center in 2000, Dr. Watson founded the Foot and Ankle Institute and an educational website for patients, FeetMD. The Institute strives to educate patients, participate in clinical research and excel in patient care. He also established the Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship in 2013, helping to educate and train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Watson and his team are active in research, resulting in numerous publications. Additionally, Dr. Watson has given over 200 academic presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Watson and his wife Judith reside in Henderson and have twin boys and a younger daughter. His family is active in various sporting activities, church and other community activities.
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This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Dr. Watson founded the Foot and Ankle Institute in 2000. The primary goals of the Institute are to provide the highest quality care in a compassionate environment with attention to patient education and informed decision making. Dr. Watson treats all conditions of the foot and ankle and has a special interest in sports related injuries of the foot and ankle."
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Arthritis of the Elbow
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Internal Derangement of Knee
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Peripheral Nerve Block
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
University of Southern California
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
Tulane University of Louisiana
Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
Miller Ortho Clinic
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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