David F. Scott, MD

David F. Scott, MD, completed his orthopaedic residency in New York City at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition, he received fellowship training in adult reconstruction at the University of Utah, where he was an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Medicine for over 5 years. Currently, he works as a clinical instructor at the UW School of Medicine, specializing in arthritis surgery with an emphasis on joint replacement.

Dr. Scott is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Scott frequently speaks locally, nationally, and internationally about the latest trends and techniques in the field. He maintains an active presence in clinical research, and has been published in numerous orthopaedic journals and texts. He is also a pioneer in the use of kinematic alignment in knee replacement. As the first surgeon to use advanced bearings in hip replacement in Spokane, as well as hip resurfacing and computer-assisted surgery, his research-based expertise continues to bring to Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane the latest in medical advances in orthopaedic medicine. He also places a strong emphasis on biologic reconstruction alternatives to joint replacement such as cartilage and meniscus replacement.


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My doctor recommended Dr. Scott for a total knee replacement. He said that he specializes in the arthritic knee. I am so happy that I chose Dr. Scott! He sure knows what he’s doing and I would recommend him to all of my friends!

– Sheila W. (Spokane)



Over the years, my wife has had two total knee replacements and a total hip replacement with Dr. Scott. After hearing her describe how he ‘walks on water,’ I wouldn’t have imagined having anyone else replace my knee. I’m glad we have such a great surgeon in Spokane.

– Robert B. (Spokane)