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If you have pain, bone and muscle problems related to an injury, our orthopedic teams in Edmonds, Everett and Smokey are here to help.
Like you, our orthopedic providers (doctors) enjoy active lives. Our goal is to help you move and do what you enjoy, whether you’re:
- Training as a competitive athlete
- Playing sports for fun
- Trying to stay fit or move more to stay healthy
You’ll have a team working together for your health and healing in orthopedics. Orthopedics provides the following services:
- Help with healing from sports-related injuries
- Surgery with the least amount of cuts or incisions to a joint (where two bones come together)
- Physical therapy or help to heal and regain movement
- Outpatient surgery or surgeries when you can leave the same day as your surgery and heal faster
Please note, we suggest that patients under age 4 be seen at Seattle Children’s Hospital (Everett or Seattle campus).
This surgery is done using the smallest incisions or cuts needed. It is used to help repair joints — where two bones come together.
We help with joint repair of the:
Our team also uses arthroscopy. This is where a tiny camera is put into your joint to see inside it and repair it. Arthroscopy is often used to:
- Repair tears in the rotator cuff (a group of muscles and tissues around the shoulder).
- Put knee ligaments (tissue that holds together a joint or two bones) back together. This is often used for the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint made to keep you stable and hold up your body weight. The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body because it allows you to walk, run and jump.
After the knee, the hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint. It's also one of the body’s most flexible joints, letting you move in many ways.
Ligaments surround the hip to keep the joint in place. Cartilage is a soft tissue that provides a cushion against friction (a lot of movement) as the hip bone moves around in its socket.
The hip joint can hold up even after years of going through the same motions. But over time, it might stop working the way you expect.
As we age:
- The cartilage around our hip joint can wear down or become damaged.
- The muscles in our hip can get overused.
- The hip bone can be fractured (broken) by a fall.
All of these problems can cause hip pain.
With hip replacement surgery, a painful hip joint is replaced with an artificial part made from metal and plastic. Hip replacement surgery usually helps patients have:
- Less pain
- More and better movement
- An overall better quality of life
Before hip replacement surgery, your doctor may suggest other ways to care for your hip. This may include exercise, walking aids and medication. If those don't help, your doctor may suggest you have the hip replaced.
Hip replacement can be done with traditional surgery or minimally invasive surgery, which uses fewer cuts.OR
The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the human body. It is made up of bone, cartilage (smooth covering at the end of the bone), ligaments (tissue that holds joints together) and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint to move.
Knee problems are common and can happen to people of all ages. When parts of the knee are injured or damaged, you might have pain and it might be hard to walk. Knee pain may also start as only a little discomfort and then slowly worsen.
Knee replacement surgery is for people with major knee damage. Surgery can reduce pain and help you move better.
Knee surgery also helps people with arthritis pain (painful swelling of the joints). If medicine and other types of care have not helped you, your orthopedic surgeon may suggest knee replacement surgery.OR
Our Kemp Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgery, which means you can go home the same day of your surgery. We focus on patient safety and quality as we care for each patient.OR
When you need help to heal and regain movement, our team of physical therapists is ready to care for you.OR
The shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (upper arm bone).
The shoulder can become unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it in place. The muscle, tendons and ligaments anchor the shoulder and help to keep it stable.
Shoulder problems are common, including:
- Tendinitis (swelling of a tendon)
- Bursitis (when areas around the joints swell and cause pain)
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Frozen shoulder (stiffness and pain in shoulder)
Care for these problems may include RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation), exercise, medication and surgery.
Your rotator cuff is located in your shoulder area. It is made up of muscles and tendons that work together to help your shoulder move and stay stable. The tendons can tear when they are overused or injured. They can also swell from overuse or aging.
The rotator cuff can be damaged due to playing sports, jobs with repeated overhead motion or a fall on an outstretched hand. Some tears are not painful, but others can be very painful.
Care for a torn rotator cuff depends on age, health, how serious the injury is and how long you've had the problem.OR
The spine is made of bones (vertebrae) separated by soft cushions (intervertebral discs).
Lumbar (lower back) spine problems are often caused by:
- Herniated intervertebral discs (discs that cushion the vertebrae become weak or break open, putting pressure on nearby spinal nerves and causing pain)
- Osteophytes (unusual bony growths on the vertebrae that put pressure on spinal nerves)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column around the spinal cord)
- Trauma due to an injury or accident
Signs of lumbar spine problems include:
- Pain from your back to your buttocks or the back of your thigh
- Pain that affects your daily life
- Weakness of legs or feet
- Numbness of legs, feet or toes
- Loss of bowel or bladder control (you can't start and stop bowel movements or urination)
During lumbar spine surgery, the bone that curves around and covers the spinal cord (lamina) is removed. This is called a laminectomy, also known as decompression surgery. Tissue that is causing pressure on the nerve or spinal cord is also removed.
Then, the surgeon enlarges the spinal canal opening to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. A piece of bone (bone graft), interbody cages or screws may be used to strengthen this area.OR
Our sports medicine team can help you:
- Do better in sports.
- Learn how to have fewer sports-related injuries.
- Heal from sports-related injuries faster, so you can move better.
- Start a healthy exercise (physical movement) routine for your body.
At The Everett Clinic, our total joint team offers complete care for replacing shoulder, hip and knee joints.
You might want to see us if your joint pain is no longer managed with medicine or physical therapy, or if it limits your movements in daily life.
We can also help if a joint was already replaced and is now causing pain or not working right. Our team of experts can review your issues and help care for you.
Our total joint replacement team includes experts who work with bones and joints (orthopedics). Your surgeon, anesthesiologist, physical therapist and nurse work together to offer care that addresses your specific needs.
Joint replacement services include:
- Primary hip and knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- Joint replacement for fractures
- Revision joint replacement
- Direct anterior hip replacement
- MAKOplasty (robot-assisted knee replacement surgery)
- Outpatient/same-day discharge joint replacement
Our care team
Specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement and the treatment of fractures
Specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, shoulder arthritis and forearm
Specializes in knee and hip replacement surgery and knee arthritis
Specializes in orthopedic knee and shoulder surgery and sports medicine
Specializes in orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgery, shoulder arthritis and forearm
Specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, shoulder arthritis and forearm
Specializes in general orthopedic surgery
Specializes in orthopedic foot, ankle and knee surgery and knee arthritis
Specializes in orthopedic spine, lumbar and hip surgery and sports medicine
Specializes in orthopedic oncology, knee and hip replacement, foot, ankle and knee and hip arthritis