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Dr. Jason Boyer

Orthopedic Surgery
Kirkland, WA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kirkland, WA

Address

12707 120th Ave NE Ste 203, Kirkland, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Premera Blue Cross

Regence Blue Shield

Office

Kirkland, WA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Thai

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
It's possible: When you have pain from an area that you previously fractured, it is possible that it has not healed, it is also possible that it healed with a differ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
It doesn't: Sodium chloride in solid form is table salt. In solution form, we call it slain which is often used in surgeries because it can keep the bones moist ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Could be: Any painfu lpopping in the knee should be evaluated. It is certainly not normal, and it could be a sign that damage is occuring to the cartilage insi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Pain could indicate: That you are biting off more than your body would like you to. Soreness and mild discomfort after new exercises are normal, but if exercises are caus... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Weeks: If untreated, the pain from ahip fracture will last for several weeks until the bone heals nearly completely. Evan after healing, if the fracture he... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Even chronic acl injuries can be reconstructed if the knee damage has not progressed too far. If your acl injury is affecting your function, you shou... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
6 weeks: Most fractures take between 6-8 weeks to heal, but a variety of factors including proper immobilization, nutrition, tobacco use and genetics can influ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Cycling: You need to focus on low impact exercises that will not aggravate your back or your hamstring. A stationary bike usually will provide just that. Try... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
We don't know: Studies have shown that about thirty percent of people who tear their acl can function quite well without it. The vast majority of people cannot perf... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Unsure: A dislocated knee would not have allowed to to use it at all. I am guessing you are referring to your kneecap and tracking issues you are having. Th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgeon's choice: I am assuming you are asking about the type of metal that is used in fixation of trimalleolar fracture. Anke fractures are usually treated with plate... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: The disk is a pad of specialized cartilage in between each vertebrae of your spine. Degeneration means the disk is wearing out and the normal cushion... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consiste... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Arthritis seems to cause stiffness in a joint that has not moved for a while. You will notice that even during the day, after a period of immobility, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Arthritis in the neck can decrease the space available for nerves to exit the spine and travel down the arm. If these nerves are pinched as they exit... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Your choice: While there is little harm in trying the injections again, i usually tell my patients that is the injection has no effect, surgery is the best way to ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Sciatic pain from the lower back is caused by nerves being compressed as they leave the lower spine. Sometimes physical therapy can be helpful. Inje... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not Likely: If your knee is giving way, that usually menas there is some instability or something inside the knee that causes such acute pain that your brain shut... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Everyone's different: Although no one can predict your pain level, most patients deal with the pain quite well. Pain medication will be necessary in the forst few days to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Smoking increases the risk of a blood clot forming in blood vessels in all smokers. If that smoker is taking a blood thinner already, the blood thinn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved. There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Growth plates are areas of special cartilage within bones to allow the skeleton to grow longer and wider with time. Once the growth plates are closed... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
This a fever: That is associated with hodgkin's lymphoma. It is described as a cyclical fever that will become more frequent over a period of days and then decreas... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Infection: Osteomyelitis by definition is infection of the bone. Osteomyelitis of the jaw means that a portion of the jaw bone is infected and should be treated... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Pain and swelling: A broken hand usually is painful and is swollen. The broken areas may be difficult to move because of pain. A change in the shape of the hand is als... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
After: Most nutrition experts recommend protein within 30 minutes of finishing a workout to help muscle recovery. The correct ratio of protein, carbs and wat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: The usual practice is to immobilize the joint above and the joint below the fracture. If the fracture occured at the tip, then only the last joint wo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Although we are always working to improve care, we have not developed a way to repair or fix all meniscal tears. The meniscus itself is part of the p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
The answer: Really depends on what type of arthritis you are talking about. Rheumatoid arthritis responds very well to anti-tnf treatment. Because of these medi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Extreme pain: Pain is the primary symptom, with inability to walk or even move a secondary. It usually takes a large amount of force to dislocate a hip, and a larg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Pleurisy, or: Inflammation of the membrane caoting the outside of the lung and inside of the rib cage, can be caused by a variety of conditions including infections... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No really: No alternative, holistic or naturopathic treatments have been shown to be as effective in treating osteosarcoma as surgery coupled with radiation or c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rehabilitation: At 41, with proper exercise and rehabilitation, the risk of another dislocation is very low. At 21, the risk of recurrent dislocation, is very high, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
MRI: Because the symptoms of a torn meniscus are similar to many problems inside the knee (pain, catching, feelings of instability) the only way to really ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Thae answer depends on the method for fixing the biceps tendon. Usually, there are some sort of limitations for the first 6 weeks, although your surge... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: If the elbow heals correctly, completely and you retain your full range of motion, you should be able to return to push ups.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Frustrating: Sounds very frustrating. Although i cannot answer for your doctor, if the ac joint is truly the source of your pain, there are several treatments tha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Everyone's different: Flexibility will come back gradually as you work on improving your motion. The more consistent you re, the faster it will return. Assuming your frac... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Shin splints is a : General term for shin pain, usually after sports or exercise. Stress fractures are one specific cause of shin pain and so are often listed as a cause... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Xrays: Although an experienced physican can usually tell if a bone is fractured, the most definitive and quickest way to tell is with an xrays of the bone in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Cerebral palsy is almost purely a motor issue, maning someone who has this condition has normal sensation, normal intelligence and very abnormal abili... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Ther are several types of elbow fractures which all differ in severity. You need to talk to the doctor treating you and get specific instructions. T... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
None: Unfortuneately, no supplements have been shown to speed healing. Many of them claim to help, but there is no science behind the claim. While we know... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Having of tendinitis in the shoulder depends on the tendon affected, the amount of tendon affected and the treatment followed. Usually just time is n... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Decades: The original total hip replacements had a survival rate of 10-15 years. We think with our newer materials , they will last at least twice as long as ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Radial nerve palsy: Is a condition inwhich the radial nerve ceases to function. It can be temposary if the nerve was just bruised, or it can be permanent if the nerve wa... Read More

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Mar 29, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Boyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. They have me weight bearing in the boot but limited activity for sure. I am not used to being a couch potato. :-).
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insertion of anterior tibialis hurt for 5 min after each of 2 attempts
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Thanks for your quick reply! may i ask you more questions?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Washington - Summer
2013
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