Welcome to Northwest Knee & Shoulder Center

Northwest Knee & Shoulder Center is a specialized orthopedic practice that offers patients the latest medical and surgical treatments for sports related injuries, as well as acute and chronic ailments affecting the knee and shoulder.  Dr. Rick Nixon has dedicated his career to the treatment of athletic injuries, and his practice has evolved into very specialized and effective methods of care.  His conservative approach to treatment is the hallmark of his practice.


Dr. Nixon has treated all conditions affecting muscles and joints for over 25 years.  He is trained in the technique of minimally-invasive quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement (TKR) and minimally-invasive total hip replacement.  He utilizes advanced arthroscopic techniques to perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of the shoulder and ACL reconstruction of the knee.  His treatment protocols feature less dysfunction and quicker recovery than most traditional techniques.


Treating shoulder injuries in overhead throwing athletes is of special interest to Dr. Nixon.  He has designed special protocols for rehabilitating injured athletes and conditioning programs to help prevent throwing injuries.  He is an expert in video analysis of the throwing motion and offers individualized instruction on pitching mechanics to help prevent injury.


Northwest Knee & Shoulder Center prides itself in providing professional and efficient care.  Returning  patients to their normal lifestyle as quickly as possible is the goal of the Center.

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