The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Ribbon Cutting ceremony in 2012 during the grand opening of the OOA Westside Clinic.

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has a vibrant history stretching back to the early 1970s. Our Southwest Washington orthopedic clinics have evolved greatly over the decades, growing stronger and offering an ever-increasing variety of orthopedic services. We sat down with four of our long-time surgeons who have served our patients for decades. In this article, they share […]

Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Richard J. Lamour, M.D. is a dual-fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the lower extremities as well as sports medicine. Previously, Dr. Lamour provided medical care to the University of Miami football team, the Miami Marlins baseball team, the Auburn University football team, and the Fresno State basketball team. In this interview, Dr. Lamour talks about the value of social media for physicians, the […]

Homeless Backpacks and Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Tabatha Newman: Bringing Community Involvement to Work Tabatha Newman, Management Analyst at Olympia Orthopedic Associates, has been with the company for 15+ years. In this interview, she talks about workplace culture, bringing the Homeless Backpacks initiative to work, and the amazing response it received from her colleagues and company. Tell us about your job at […]

Dr. Stephen Snow Retires From Olympia Orthopaedic Associates After Storied Career

READ FULL ARTICLE Over the last nearly 30 years, if you needed an orthopaedic surgeon, there is a good chance that you saw Dr. Stephen Snow. Aside from serving patients over several decades as a surgeon at Olympia Orthopaedics Associates (OOA) specializing in knee and hip replacements, Dr. Snow has taken emergency room call and supported the […]

What’s the Difference Between an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist and a Podiatrist?

What’s the Difference Between an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist and a Podiatrist? Everyone wants the best available treatment. So if you injure your foot or ankle, you want to make sure you see the right medical practitioner. An orthopedic foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist are your two options. Understanding the differences between […]

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program

For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor! We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things after being treated at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates – whether it be getting back to sports, biking, hiking, the gym or getting back to […]

Olympia Soccer Player Back on the Field Only 3 Months After Achilles Injury

For anyone who plays or even watches sports, they know that an Achilles tendon injury can be a career altering injury. But for Carlos, a former semi-pro soccer player, he has had to deal with this injury not once, but twice – and is still on the field playing soccer and even he is surprised. […]

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment make the procedure more effective than ever and the recovery much quicker.  In fact, we are the only orthopaedic group in the area offering Outpatient Joint Replacements as […]

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a common term that describes sciatic nerve inflammation or irritation and the resulting […]