About this Website


The UW Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offers this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.

IP addresses
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information about our users.

Website Feedback
Our website feedback form allows visitors to optionally include their e-mail address. This address is used to contact visitors when necessary, such as to respond to questions or other comments you send to our site. We do not use it for any other reason, and will not contact you unless it is to respond to your question.

Email communication
Email messages sent to our website may not be secure. Site visitors should not send confidential information by e-mail. Site visitors sending e-mail accept the risk that a third party may intercept e-mail messages. Emails sent to this website are answered by the website manager, NOT by a medical doctor. We cannot give medical advice.

Please see also the University of Washington Privacy Statement.


This site contains links to other sites. The UW Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such web sites.


All information contained within the University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine web site is copyright by the University of Washington unless otherwise noted.

Terms of use

Material found on this web site may be freely used for personal, educational, research, scientific, and/or information purposes only. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce and distribute copies of content material (unless otherwise noted) for nonprofit educational and nonprofit library purposes, provided that copies are distributed at or below costs and that credit for author, source, and copyright are included on each copy. No part of any material may be copied, downloaded, stored in a retrieval system, or redistributed for any commercial purpose without the express permission of the university.

This web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided here should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease.