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Linnea Welton, MD

Linnea  Welton, MD

Linnea Welton, MD

Hip Preservation Specialist

Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 253-545-5987    Fax: 253-833-1071

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Languages: English, Spanish, Swedish

Practice Philosophy: I aim to achieve the best results for my patients, while minimizing the risk of complications and getting patients back in the game as fast as possible. Being an athlete myself provides me with a unique perspective to understand my patients’ desire to get back to their athletic pursuits and life goals. I have dedicated my career to providing high quality, comprehensive care to patients. It is a privilege to work in a field of medicine that I am truly passionate about and to serve people in our community.

Professional School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency: University of Michigan

Fellowship: University of Colorado

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K. Linnea Welton, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine and hip preservation. She is one of few surgeons who can perform complex hip arthroscopy and one of even fewer who perform complex realignment procedures of the pelvis and femur.

By using a minimally-invasive approach, Dr. Welton can reduce trauma to surrounding tissues, resulting in smaller surgical scars. Her research in the field of hip preservation has focused on the development of many surgical improvements and she continues to strive toward improving the standards in the field. Away from work, she is an avid backcountry skier, mountaineer and rock climber who also enjoys paddleboarding, gardening and cooking.

The conditions Dr. Welton treats include:

  • Femoroacetabular (hip) impingement (FAI)
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Femoral malrotation
  • Hip tendon injuries
  • Activity-related knee and shoulder injuries

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