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Orthopedic Patient Stories

Our patients love to share how advanced orthopedic care at EvergreenHealth helped them get back to the activities they love.

Click on their names to read their stories.


Christian Palacay

(torn rotator cuff) When some nagging discomfort around his left rotator cuff began to feel more pronounced over time, Christian Palacay took careful notice.


Chris Tarkir

(pectoralis major tendon tear) An injury sidelined him during training, but with surgery and rehab Chris Tarkir was able to realize his dream of being a firefighter.


Ned Brockenbrough

(shoulder injuries) A freak accident left Ned Brockenbrough with shoulder injuries that didn't heal and compromised his active lifestyle. He found relief with reverse shoulder replacement surgery at EvergreenHealth.


Sophie Borthen

(ACL tear) An ACL tear put Sophie’s dream of playing college soccer in jeopardy. Thanks to EvergreenHealth’s surgical and rehabilitation expertise, and Sophie’s hard work, she was back on the soccer field just seven months after her injury.


Naomi Marquez-Blake

(arthritis) Arthritis had taken a devastating toll on Naomi's right knee. She need a knee replacement, but was horrified when she thought of the long scar she'd have. She was pleasantly surprised to find that knee replacement at EvergreenHealth would a scar just four inches long.


David Bartos

(osteoarthritis) David planned to have knee replacement surgery to deal with his painful knees, but his EvergreenHealth orthopedic surgeon he'd be a good candidate for MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement.


Jen Larsen

(hip arthritis and avascular necrosis) The pain in Jen's hips made it impossible to keep up with her active teenagers. Too young for hip replacement, her EvergreenHealth physician recommended a series of cortisone injections targeted for best benefit.


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