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David W. Fitz, M.D.

Dr. David Fitz is a board-certified fellowship-trained adult reconstruction surgeon dedicated to creating a personalized experience to help his patients achieve their goals quickly and safely. He understands that each person is unique, and uses the most appropriate evidence-based treatments to get his patients back on their feet.

Dr. Fitz graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and literature from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He then attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, for his Doctor of Medicine degree. Remaining in Chicago, Dr. Fitz underwent a general surgery internship followed by his orthopedic surgery residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. During the last year of his residency, he received a Health Volunteers Overseas traveling fellowship and spent 6 weeks working global health in Moshi, Tanzania. Dedicating an additional year to extensive training, he completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Fitz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Orthopaedic Research Society. He knew he wanted to become a doctor after seeing the day-to-day impact one can have in a patient’s care.

Coming from a long line of physicians, Dr. Fitz believes in a personalized approach to offer patients an experience that is uniquely defined to their goals as well as evidence-based and appropriate for their overall treatment. It is his greatest goal to help each and every patient live the life they love fully. Whether hitting the slopes, hiking the trails, or simply walking the dog, Dr. Fitz is committed to keeping his patients active and performing at their best.

When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Fitz enjoys traveling with his wife, taking care of his Samoyed, and enjoying the outdoor beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Fitz offers hip and knee consultations, and joint replacement and revisions at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver at Rebound Camas and Rebound Total Joint Center Vancouver.

    Credentials

    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature: Harvard College, Cambridge, MA 
    • Doctor of Medicine: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    • General Surgery Internship: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    • Orthopaedic Research Society

    Hospital Affiliations

    • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

    Clinical Interests

    • Primary/Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
    • Geriatric Fracture Care

    Surgeries

    • Total hip replacement
    • Total knee replacement
    • Complex total hip and knee revision
    • Primary/Revision hip and knee arthroplasty
    • Minimally invasive total hip replacement (Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement)
    • Minimally-invasive partial knee replacement (Unicompartmental)
    • Hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture
    • Open reduction internal fixation (repair) of hip fractures
    • Minimally invasive (quadriceps-sparing) total knee replacement
    • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
    • Hemiresurfacing arthroplasty of the hip (partial hip replacement)

    Diagnosis

    • Osteoarthritis (hip/knee)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (hip/knee)
    • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis of the femoral head)
    • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
    • Metastatic disease of the hip/pelvis/knee
    • Hip fracture
    • Meniscus tears in the knee
    • Hip impingement (femoroacetabular osteoplasty)
    • Painful total hip or total knee
    • Periprosthetic infections
    • Joint infections
    • Hip dislocation
    • Dislocated Hip/knee
    • Post traumatic arthritis
    • Geriatric Fracture