Jointlife News

New Expanded Office Hours!

Clinic appointments now offered at 7:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays


* Dr. Richard Angelo completed his 5 year term in April, 2014 for the Presidential Line for the Arthroscopy Association of North America

* As Principle Investigator for the AANA Copernicus Initiative, completes study in May, 2014 researching the impact and effectiveness of new principles and techniques for surgical training

* Visiting Guest Professor, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Fellowship Day, 2014.


Past Contributions

May 2014

* Presents “How Do We Best Educate and Train Arthroscopy – The AANA Copernicus Initiative Study Results”,    AANA Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Fl.

December 2013

* Presents on  Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder – Management Options, at the Evolving Techniques in Orthopedics, Las Vegas.



Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Welcome to the Jointlife orthopedics and sports medicine website for Dr. Richard Angelo, a sports medicine surgeon specializing in knee surgery, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Angelo brings 25 years of experience in helping patients return to a healthy, active lifestyle.  He uses state-of-the art minimally invasive techniques such as  arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery…in most cases performed in an Outpatient Surgery Center.  Dr Angelo was named to the list of “125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons” in America in 2012 (read more).  He was selected as a “Top Doc” by The International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and identified in the publication, “The Leading Physicians of the World”. Additional information on arthroscopic shoulder repair, arthroscopic knee repair, ACL repairs, and cartilage repair can be found on our Patient Education page .

Doctor Angelo is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds a Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ). The latest advances in operative methods, tools and implants are employed. State-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques allow our patients to experience less post-operative pain, recover more quickly, and realize the greatest possible return of function.

 Specialized Training

Dr Angelo has dedicated his academic and practice career to the study and development of minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to successfully treat injuries and diseases of the knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow.  Following completion of his orthopedic residency, he undertook a year of specialized fellowship study and research in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Richard Hawkins.

He has served as one of the Univeristy of Washington Husky athletic team physicians, Evergreen Hospital Chief of Surgery, and as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Washington Medical School.

Specialties Include:

  • Knee – arthroscopic, minimally-invasive anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament autograft and allograft reconstruction, meniscus repair, articular cartilage resurfacing, grafting, and restoration; minimally-invasive total knee replacement, minimally-invasive partial knee replacement, computer-navigated joint replacement.
  • Shoulder – minimally-invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and allograft reconstruction, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and labral repair; treatment of biceps disorders, impingement and acromioclavicular injuries, partial articular resurfacing, total shoulder replacement, partial shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement
  • Hip – arthroscopic treatment of labral, articular cartilage and impingement disorders, and bursitis.
  • Elbow – arthroscopic loose body removal, tennis elbow release, biceps repair, fracture treatment
  • Ankle – arthroscopic treatment of cartilage lesions, instability repair, fracture treatment

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Dear Dr. Angelo - Thanks so much!!! I've been able to return and enjoy kayaking and mountain climbing again as a result of your hard work on my shoulders and knee.

Bruce Ellestad

The aspects of care most important to me were: trust in my doctor and his staff. The care and treatment for their patients is second to none. My shoulder surgery rehab and PT are going well and I’m making excellent progress.

Steven Stivala

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