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Washington State Orthopaedic Association

The mission of the Washington State Orthopaedic Association is to champion the interests of patients, to serve the orthopaedic medical profession, and to advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health through public and professional education.

We realize it is hard to sometimes see all that the WSOA does for you behind the scenes. The WSOA is a member-driven organization with a very active team of physicians who volunteer a considerable amount of time to help ensure you can concentrate on patient care.

WSOA Advocacy

The Washington State Orthopaedic Association is your voice in state legislation and regulatory affairs. We proactively protect your practice in Olympia.

On March 18, 2010, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates, making clear that it is legal for medical practices to employ physical therapists within their practices and to refer patients to those employee physical therapists. Since 2007,  WSOA has raised nearly $450,000 to assist in the legal defense of Benton-Franklin Orthopedic Associates. We would like to thank the multitude of clinics and professional organizations that contributed to this legal defense.

This is a tremendous victory, not only for the practice of orthopaedic surgery, but for all of medicine, as well as for patients who seek integrated, comprehensive medical care from their doctors.  The victory could not have been achieved without the incredible support of WSOA members from across the State.

WSOA Education

Your WSOA dues include complimentary registration to our fantastic annual meeting. This physician CME program is one of the country’s best state meetings, featuring nationally renowned faculty. The meeting has seen amazing growth over the last couple of years, and we will continue to work hard to bring you the best in orthopaedic education.

WSOA Member Communications

Washington State Orthopaedic Association members receive the monthly newsletter plus as-needed broadcasts to help you and your staff keep up-to-date on educational opportunities and practice alerts.

WSOA Public Education & Awareness

Washington State Orthopaedic Association hosts a physician-driven website that provides empowering resources and information for the public to take charge of their orthopaedic health.

We greatly appreciate and need your support and participation. We hope you realize the importance of joining in our efforts to defend the profession of orthopedic surgery and look forward to your continued membership.