Clinical Focus:

Rotator Cuff Repair: Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Labral Tears Repair

Shoulder Instability

Biceps Tendon Repair

Thumb Arthritis

Fellowship Training:

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; University of Washington, Seattle

Hand Surgery; University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden

Board Certifications:

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990; Hand Surgery, 1992; Recertified, 2000; Recertified, 2009


University of Washington, 1987; Medical School: University of Washington, 1981

Hospital Affiliations:

Valley Medical Center, Renton

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Arntz is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Dr. Craig Arntz is a board certified orthopedic shoulder specialist with 20 years of experience treating shoulder problems including rotator cuff tears, instability, fractures and shoulder arthritis. Additionally, Dr. Arntz treats hand problems as a board-certified hand surgeon.

Dr. Arntz is dedicated to understanding the needs of his patients and determining the safest and most effective treatment for each individual. Recognized in the Seattle and Renton communities as a shoulder and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Arntz is proud to have had thousand of physician and patient referrals.

Dr. Arntz has advanced training in shoulder surgery. He has particular interest in arthroscopic shoulder repair, rotator cuff repair, instability and shoulder replacement surgery, including hand problems. A Seattle native, Dr. Arntz has co-authored several articles and book chapters about rotator cuff repair and shoulder arthritis reconstruction.

Dr. Arntz uses advanced techniques to restore his patients' shoulder and hand comfort and function as quickly and safely as possible. He practices at Proliance Orthopedic Associates' Renton clinic.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Arntz enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys snow and water skiing, boating and travel.