Shoulder & Elbow 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.


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

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


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.