Orthopedic & Sports Care 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.


Image of Mike McHenry, who's spinal trauma was successfully treated with surgery at EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine and Orthopedic Institute near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Mike McHenry

(spinal trauma)  After a near-fatal mountain biking accident, Mike McHenry defied the odds with a positive attitude and world-class surgical care.


Click to read the story of patient Cristian Palacay, whose rotator cuff was repaired with surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA

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.


Image of patient Joe Chatterton, whose torn ACL and meniscus were repaired with surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA

Joe Chatterton

(torn ACL and meniscus)  After a knee injury put him on the sidelines, Joe Chatterton makes a full recovery and returns to the soccer field.


Image of patient Chris Tarkir, whose pectoralis muscle tear was repaired with arthroscopic surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA

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.


Image of Ned Brockenbrough, whose shoulder fractured was relieved by reverse shoulder replacement surgery at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

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.


Image of Deborah DeYoung, whose back pain oseteoarthritis was relieved by physical therapy at EvergreenHealth Orthopedic Care near Seattle in Kirkland, WA.

Deborah DeYoung

(back pain) Deborah DeYoung didn't know why her back hurt - she hadn't suffered any injuries. The physiatry specialists at EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care got to the bottom of her pain, and prescribed nonsurgical treatment.