Loryn Peterson
Loryn Weinstein Peterson, M.D.

Loryn Weinstein Peterson, M.D.

Loryn Weinstein Peterson, M.D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve, Evidence-Based Health Care, Fracture Surgery, Functional Medicine, Hand Surgery, Joint Replacement/Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Sports Injuries, Wrist-Bone Fractions/Dislocations

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

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Additional Information:

Affiliated with Orthopedic Institute

Philosophy of Care

I grew up in a medical family and became comfortable in the culture and customs of health care at an early age. I enjoy explaining confusing and sometimes anxiety-provoking problems in terms that people can understand, often using illustrations and models. Good communication is essential. Medicine is not always black and white; given the same information, individual patients may make very different choices. Some prefer the least invasive approach, whereas others may accept greater risk to accelerate their recovery. Many are concerned minimizing time off work, particularly for unexpected injuries. Based upon the most up-to-date research, I review all of the choices available and support my patients in their preferred treatment. Informed patients who are empowered to make their own health care decisions have superior outcomes and satisfaction, I believe.

Personal Interests

Outside of medicine, I stay active in distance running, skiing, and hiking. I am a fan of glassblowing, yet readily admit to having minimal artistic talent. After getting married I took my husband's name, but internet sleuthing will reveal old marathon times, research publications, and even some vintage television footage under my maiden name, Weinstein. Together with my husband, Ryan, and our Italian greyhound, Spike, we live on a houseboat on Lake Union.

Medical School

Dartmouth - Brown Program in Medicine


Mayo Clinic


University of Washington, hand and microvascular surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery



Professional Associations:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Mayo Fellows Association


Coventry Research Award, Mayo Clinic

Additional Information:

Affiliated with Orthopedic Institute

“Metacarpal fractures,” Weinstein, L, Hanel D. J Am Society for Surgery of the Hand, Nov, 2002.
2(4): 168- 180.

“Analgesic benefit, functional outcome, and patient satisfaction after partial wrist denervation,”
Weinstein, L, Berger, R. J Hand Surg, Sept, 2002. 27-A: 833-9.

“Treatment of isolated injuries of the lunotriquetral ligament,” Shin, A, Weinstein, L, Berger, R,
Bishop, A. JBJS, Sept 2001. 83-B: 1023-1028.

“Kienböck’s disease and gout,” Shin, A, Weinstein, L, Bishop, A. J Hand Surg, June, 1999.
24-B: 363-365.

“Closed fractures of the tibial shaft: A meta-analysis of three methods of treatment,” Littenberg,
B, Weinstein, L, McCarren, M, Mead, T, Swiontkowski, M, Rudicel, S, Heck, D. JBJS,
Feb 1998. 80-A: 174-183.

Case Base in Hand and Wrist Surgery: An Atlas. Plancher, K, ed. “Lunotriquetral instability”
Weinstein, L, Bishop, A. New York: Theime Medical and Scientific Publishers. 2004.


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