Dr.Laura Matesen Ko, MD

Meet Laura Matsen Ko, MD Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hip & Knee Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Laura Matsen Ko is an orthopedic surgeon in Seattle, Washington who is passionate about providing the best possible care for each individual patient. She has advanced fellowship training on the latest treatment options and surgical techniques. This site is intended to share her knowledge and experience so that patients, families, and other healthcare providers can become more proactive about navigating their musculoskeletal care...

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  • Back to Basketball after Anterior Total Hip

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    14 July

    We had the pleasure of taking care of a man in his mid-50s who presented to us with debilitating pain in his left hip. He had undergone a prior successful right hip replacement a number of years of ago but was having increasing pain in the left hip.

  • Preparing for Surgery

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    28 Feb

    Our goal is to provide the safest and most effective surgical care for our patients. While much of the outcome depends on our surgical team, there are at least four important steps patients can take before surgery to.

  • Smoking Increases Surgical Risk

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    28 Feb

    A recent study performed and published by Dr. Matsen Ko and her colleagues in a leading orthopedic journal, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, demonstrated the potential adverse effects that smoking can have on the outcome of elective joint replacement surgery...

  • Happy Sailing after Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty for Arthritis

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    13 July

    We recently had the pleasure of seeing a patient back in the office 3 months after undergoing an anterior total hip arthroplasty for arthritis of the hip. The patient's pre-operative and post-operative x-rays are shown below...

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement for AVN

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    05 Jan

    At times total hip replacements are not done for osteoarthritis. We had a young patient recently who had sustained a right pelvic fracture in a motor vehicle accident. He was having excruciating pain in his hip. His pelvic fracture had healed...

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  • Dr. Laura Matsen Ko was highly recommended to provide a total knee replacement. She was both compassionate and highly competent using modern techniques. To prevent infection, she stitches under the skin, glues the wound on top and covers it with a waterproof dressing... Read More

  • I can walk again without limping!  An injury to both knees had left me bow-legged and avoiding any activity outside of work that involved walking because of the pain. I asked my PCP for a referral, and she sent me to OPA, and to Dr. Matsen Ko.  Once I decided to have knee replacement surgery... Read More

  • I consulted Dr Matsen-Ko a few years after a knee fracture that had required surgery. The outcome of that earlier surgery (by another surgeon) was not good. This left me wary of orthopedists. It also meant that a standard cut and paste knee replacement was not desirable... Read More

  • Dr. Matsen Ko is excellent.  Her staff is also outstanding.  Hip surgery can be nerve-wracking, but Dr. Matsen Ko was very informative, reassuring, thorough and efficient.  Thanks to her expertise, I'm pain-free for the first time in 4 years. I attribute my fantastic experience... Read More

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