Orthopedic Patient Stories
Our patients love to share how advanced orthopedic care at EvergreenHealth helped them get back to the activities they love.
"I knew I'd been hurt pretty bad."
After a near-fatal mountain biking accident, Mike McHenry defied the odds with a positive attitude and world class care at the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute. Read Mike's story
Getting back to peak performance
An injury sidelined him during training, but with surgery and rehab Chris Tarkir was able to realize his dream of being a firefighter. Read Chris' story
Relieving pain without hip replacement surgery
Hip pain made it difficult for Jen Larsen to keep up with her teenagers. She tried over-the-counter medications, physical therapy and even acupuncture, but nothing helped. Read Jen's story
Thriving at home with relief from pain
When some nagging discomfort around his left rotator cuff began to feel more pronounced over time, Christian Palacay took careful notice. Read Christian's story
"I may be 85...I just don't feel like it."
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. Read Ned's story