Dr. Eric G. Puttler MD
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon


Medical School:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1994 - Bethesda, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Training:
Madigan Army Medical Center, 2001 - Fort Lewis, WA

Fellowship Training:
Orthopedic Traumatology, Harborview Medical Center, 2007 - Seattle, WA

Subspecialty Interest

Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee and Shoulder
Sports Medicine
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Periarticular Fractures
Fracture Malunion and Nonunion

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2003

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Orthopedic Trauma Association
Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons

Personal Interests

Snow skiing, wake boarding, and my three little girls!


Dr. Puttler grew up in Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990. After joining the US Army, he received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and was soon introduced to the Great Northwest as an intern at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis, Washington. After completing his residency in orthopedic surgery, he had several duty assignments in the Army, to include a year in Iraq in command of a Forward Surgical Team. He returned home from Iraq in 2005, and completed a fellowship year in orthopedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in 2007.

He joined the Rainier Orthopedic Surgery team in 2009, and performs arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstruction, hip and knee arthroplasty , and provides fracture care of all varieties. He also treats fracture non-unions and mal-unions and manages the long term sequelae of severe fractures. He has three beautiful daughters who keep him and his wife of seven years busy. He enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, golf and all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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20920 State Route 410 E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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