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Loryn W. Peterson, M.D.

Hand Surgeon

Hand Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Peterson grew up in a medical family and became comfortable in the culture and customs of health care at an early age. She enjoys explaining confusing and sometimes anxiety-provoking problems in terms that people can understand, often using illustrations and models. She believes that 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, wheras others may accept greater risk to accelerate their recovery. Many are concerned with minimizing time off work, particularly for unexpected injuries. Based upon the most up-to-date research, Dr. Peterson reviews all of the choices available and supports her patients in the preferred treatment. The doctor finds that informed patients who are empowered to make their own health care decisions have superior outcomes and satisfaction.

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Education

Brown University
medical school, 1996
Mayo Clinic
residency
University of Washington
fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Hand
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Hands
  • Amputation Of Finger
  • Amputation Of Thumb
  • Animal Bite Of The Hand
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Fingers
  • Arthritis Of Hand
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy Of Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Lunate
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Bursectomy Of Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Correction Of Syndactyly
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Developmental And Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Dislocation Of Wrist
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy Of Hand
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Melanoma
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Of Finger
  • Fracture Of Hand
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hand Cyst
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Melanoma
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Human Bites
  • Joint Surgery Of Hand
  • Joint Surgery Of The Wrist
  • Lesion Of Ulnar Nerve
  • Mallet Finger
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Onychia
  • Open Wound Of Finger
  • Pain In Digit
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Reconstruction Of Thumb
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Surgery For De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Syndactyly
  • Synovectomy Of Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tenoplasty Of Hand
  • Tenosynovitis Of Hand
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Toe Transfer
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulnar Nerve At/In Wrist Or Hand
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
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Personal Interests

I stay active in distance running, skiing, and hiking. I am a fan of glassblowing, yet readily admit to having minimal artistic talent. Together with my husband, Ryan, and our Italian greyhound, Spike, we live on a houseboat on Lake Union.
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Professional Associations

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

  • English

Practice Locations

Loryn W. Peterson practices at two locations

The Polyclinic Madison Center - Hand Surgery
The Polyclinic Downtown - Hand Surgery
509 Olive Way
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah