Our patients love to share how advanced orthopedic care at EvergreenHealth helped them get back to the activities they love.
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(spinal trauma) After a near-fatal mountain biking accident, Mike McHenry defied the odds with a positive attitude and world-class surgical care.
(torn rotator cuff) When some nagging discomfort around his left rotator cuff began to feel more pronounced over time, Christian Palacay took careful notice.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(neck pain) Harley Lang tried many different treatments for his neck pain and numbness with little success. Surgery and physical therapy at EvergreenHealth got him back to his very active lifestyle.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(back pain) Karyl Lee found relief for debilitating degenerative spondylolisthesis with minimally invasive spine surgery, assisted by computer navigation, at EvergreenHealth. Three months later, she was having fun at Disney World.
(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.
(ruptured cervical discs) Ruptured cervical discs were causing Leigh's pain in her neck, shoulder and arm. Minimally invasive spine surgery at EvergreenHealth fixed the discs, and now Leigh is pain-free.
(flat back syndrome) The chronic pain from flat back syndrome sapped Nina of her energy. Spine surgery and follow-up physical therapy at EvergreenHealth was the answer.