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At Providence, we’ve got your back — plus your muscles, joints and head-to-toe wellness. Our orthopedic pros treat sprains, strains and breaks and perform over 1,500 successful minimally invasive surgeries, joint surgeries and other procedures every year. 

Lifestyle changes, medication and exercise can sometimes reduce or eliminate orthopedic pain. If you are still in pain after trying these non-invasive options, your doctors may recommend a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny incisions and precision technologies. We’ll always choose the least invasive approach possible to get you back on track as quickly as possible. 

Whatever your treatment, your care team will closely coordinate everything from diagnosis through follow-up care. 

As the recipient of a Best Hospital in the Puget Sound Award from U.S. News & World Report, Providence Regional Medical Center is prepared to help patients improve their quality of life and stay active.

At Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Orthopedics, you’ll find a full range of orthopedic and related services to treat pain and injury involving your muscles, bones and joints. Your care team includes surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other specially trained staff.

We work as a team to offer services that treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic repairs
  • Back pain and spine injuries
  • Complex wound care (muscle flaps, skin grafts and more)
  • Broken bones and fracture repair
  • Hand, wrist, foot and ankle injuries
  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Partial joint replacement surgery (knee, hip and shoulder)
  • Sports Injuries including ACL rupture
  • Tendinopathy (rotator cuff, Achilles, common extensor, etc.)
  • Torn ligaments
  • Total hip replacement and revisions
  • Total knee replacement and revisions
  • Total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacements

Whether you see us for sports medicine, sports therapy or a major joint reconstruction, our experts will help you return to your full, active life.

For advanced pain, injury or disease, your doctor may advise a total knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement. During a total joint procedure, doctors remove your natural joint and replace it with an artificial implant. The type of treatment we’ll recommend depends on your condition and other factors your doctor will discuss with you.

The goal of joint repair or replacement surgery is to relieve pain, restore independence and help you return to work or other daily activities as soon as possible. If you’re still in pain after trying less invasive therapies joint surgery may be right for you.

Non-surgical treatments 

Talk to your doctor about non-surgical treatment options, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Dietary changes
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Low-impact exercise
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Physical therapy
  • PRP injections
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Weight loss
Surgical treatments 

Surgical options include:

  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacements 
Robotic-assisted joint care or replacement

With innovative medical technology, our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons can do detailed 3D planning before surgery. During surgery, doctors use a surgeon-controlled robotic arm. This provides real-time visual, touch and audio feedback so surgeons can operate with great precision. Benefits include:

  • Highly accurate placement of joint implants
  • Joints feel natural and move naturally after surgery
  • More consistent results
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Relief from joint pain

We use the latest technology to accurately align and position implants, which increases your implant’s lifespan. For the best results it’s important to follow all post-surgery instructions from your care team and doctor.

For patients: preparing for total-joint surgery

Get access to a preoperative training and education video, total joint packet and other resources.

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When accidents happen, Providence Regional Medical Center is ready. A trauma team is always on duty, and an orthopedic surgeon is on call 24 hours a day to care for those injured in falls, motor vehicle accidents or other traumatic events, large or small.

We treat the entire spectrum of adult orthopedic trauma, including all extremity fractures and fractures of the pelvis.

In addition to falls, sports injuries and accidental trauma, osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of joint injury. Osteoarthritis is a disease that breaks down the cartilage that cushions your joints and bones. Your chances of getting OA are affected by your age, gender and certain inherited traits that influence the shape and stability of your joints.

Your risk of getting OA increases with:

  • A previous joint injury
  • Being overweight
  • Excessive joint stress from running, jumping or weight-bearing activities
  • Exercise or sports-generated stress on joints
  • Improper joint alignment
  • Repeated strain on a joint

Ask your doctor if you notice these early warning signs of OA:

  • A grating sensation or crunching feeling when you move
  • Joint stiffness after you get out of bed or other inactivity
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Pain during activity
  • Pain or stiffness when you start activities — especially from a sitting position
  • Pain when you go up or down stairs or get in and out of chairs
  • Pain when you stand or walk short distances
  • Swelling in one or more areas of a joint

Diagnosis of OA typically includes:

  • Review of your medical history and symptoms
  • Watching how you move your joint — including joint alignment, reflexes, muscle strength, range of motion and ligament stability
  • X-rays to study the amount of joint, cartilage and bone damage or find other problems such as bone spurs
  • Medical imaging such as a CT scan or MRI to pinpoint the location and amount of damage prior to surgery

Your treatment for OA may include:

  • Exercise and lifestyle changes
  • Pain medications such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or topical pain-relieving creams
  • Physical therapy
  • PRP injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation

Whether you're a weekend warrior or an all-star athlete, an accident or sports injury can send you quickly to the sidelines. The orthopedic and sports medicine physicians at Providence are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and conditions. We tailor a treatment plan especially for you, to help you recover quickly and get back to your active life.

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