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Steven S. Ratcliffe, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Ratcliffe is a Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialty focus in hip and knee reconstruction, as well as treating patients with shoulder and knee injuries.

He grew up in rural Indiana and did his undergraduate work at Duke University before returning to his home state to earn his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his orthopaedic training through the University of Washington and then did fellowship training locally at Harborview and in London, England in joint replacement.

After returning from England in 1983, he and Dr. Thayer started this practice with "an education, a bank loan, and a goal to help do anything we could to help patients". He is proud of the practice and his partners who offer in-depth expertise in all the fields of orthopaedics. For Dr. Ratcliffe, it's a privilege to treat patients and his approach reflects that.

Dr. Ratcliffe enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, scuba diving, and flying aerobatics.

Dr. Ratcliffe has received a nomination as one of "Seattle's Top Doctors" for 2011.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna US Healthcare Managed Choice
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Microsoft
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Preferred
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Indiana University School of Medicine
medical school, 1977

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Abnormalities Of The Hips
  • Abnormalities Of The Legs
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acl Injuries
  • Acl Repair
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Revision
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bone Density
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Mass
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Buckle Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Delayed Union
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fibulectomy
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Fibula
  • Fracture Of Finger
  • Fracture Of Forearm
  • Fracture Of Leg
  • Fracture Of Wrist
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth Plate Fracture
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Iliotibial Band
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Injury To Hand
  • Injury To The Hip
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knock Knee Deformity
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Limb Length Difference
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Partial Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Rickets
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rupture Of Achilles Tendon
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Tibial Torsion
  • Toe Amputation
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Fracture
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Torn Meniscus Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Revision
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Steven S. Ratcliffe practices at three locations

Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Redmond
18100 Northeast Union Hill Road
Suite 330

Redmond, WA 98052
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1231 116th Avenue Northeast
Suite 750

Bellevue, WA 98004
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
510 8th Avenue Northeast
Suite 200

Issaquah, WA 98029
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Issaquah