Our Orthopedic Care team is dedicated to providing compassionate care using a patient centric approach, advanced technologies and a customized plan for your treatment and recovery.

We specialize in care for your: elbow, hand & wrist, fingers, hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, trauma and a complete range of orthopedic services.

Surgery or non-surgery


Many of us experience pain - whether it is after an injury or surgery, or due to a chronic, long lasting condition that causes pain, such as arthritis or cancer.

Our Orthopedic team works with each patient to find the most effective ways to control pain. There are many pain management techniques, including: rest, physical therapy, devices, medication, and alternative therapies. In situations where these techniques and modalities fail to provide resolve the issue, surgery may be an option.

Our multi-disciplinary team works with each patient to identify the right course of treatment for their unique conditions.


Today’s patients with severe arthritis in their knee, hip or shoulder are fortunate to have several surgical options, including, if necessary, a total joint replacement. One alternative is a procedure called shoulder resurfacing where the damaged surfaces of the joint are covered with a resurfacing prosthesis or implant.

Learn more about resurfacing options, schedule an exploratory call with our Orthopedic team at: 360-240-4013 or email us at



If a painful hip, knee, or shoulder joint is keeping you from enjoying life, you may want to consider joint replacement. Our patient centered joint replacement team include patients as active participants in their team. Combined with our groundbreaking Enhanced Recovery after Surgery [ERAD] we’re able to achieve better outcomes including:

• Less time in the hospital
• Lower risk of infection
• Planning for your care and recovery at home
• A faster return to an active lifestyle – without the pain.

Learn more about our total joint replacement & ERAS programs here at WhidbeyHealth.



Musculoskeletal injuries, although not usually life threatening, may result in longer recovery times than most other injuries. They require prompt recognition and treatment for avoid long term disability.

Our walk-in clinics are able to diagnose and treat minor injuries and fracture, including diagnostic imaging, sutures and setting fractures. For more extensive injuries, our Orthopedic team is able to treat complex cases including young patients with severe accidents or trauma as well as older patients with falls or low energy trauma.

Our multidisciplinary team can manage patients with musculoskeletal injuries who also have multiple medical comorbidities, bringing together specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatologists, endocrinologists and radiologists, as well as pediatric orthopedic specialists for younger patients with bone issues



Most ACL injuries happen during sports and fitness activities that put stress on the knee. Physical therapy may successfully treat these injuries however in more severe injuries, reconstruction may be necessary.

ACL surgery is an outpatient procedure and in most cases, patients will go home the same day, returning for physical therapy to support their recovery right here on Whidbey.


Injury to the rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.

Rotator cuff injuries are not uncommon, their frequency increases with age and may occur earlier in people who have jobs that require repeatedly performing overhead motions.

Physical therapy can often manage symptoms and improve flexibility with rotator cuff disease, however extensive tears may require surgery, transfer of tendons and/or joint replacement.

A hip labral tear involves the ring of cartilage (labrum) that follows the outside rim of your hip joint socket. Hip labral tears can result from traumatic injury but are more common in people who play certain sports like ice hockey, soccer, football, or golf, or who have structural abnormalities of the hip. If conservative treatments don't help, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove or repair the torn labrum.

Our Orthopedic team has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of both rotator cuff injuries and labral repair, providing treatment options and recovery programs to fit individual needs



Carpal tunnel syndrome is a narrowing of the passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand, caused by pressure on the median nerve.

When the median nerve is compressed, symptoms can include numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm. Carpal Tunnel is frequently caused by repetitive hand motions and/or wrist anatomy.

Non-surgical treatment may include wrist splinting, anti-inflammatory drugs, or corticosteroid injections. When symptoms fail to respond to non-surgical treatments, a carpal tunnel release may be needed.

The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure by cutting the ligament pressing on the median nerve.

Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function.


Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve, which passes through the cubital tunnel (a tunnel of muscle, ligament, and bone) on the inside of the elbow, is injured and becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated.

Cubital tunnel syndrome may happen when a person bends the elbows often (when pulling, reaching, or lifting), leans on their elbow a lot, or has an injury to the area.

Arthritis, bone spurs, and previous fractures or dislocations of the elbow can also cause cubital tunnel syndrome.

The result numbness, tingling in the hand or ring finger, hand pain, weak grip, clumsiness, or aching pain on the inside of the elbow.

Therapy, splints, anti-inflammatory medicines and exercise may resolve the condition. If those treatments are not effective, steroid injections and/or surgery may be required.

Our orthopedic care team can perform surgery to remove pressure from the nerve.

To learn more, schedule a call with our Orthopedic team at: 360-240-4013 or email us at



Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. In the United States, 23% of all adults, or more than 54 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of work disability.

The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Diagnosing Arthritis can be done with x-rays, CT or MRI scans and/or Ultrasound.

Arthritis treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function. Patients may need to try several different treatments, or combinations of treatments, before determining what works best.

If conservative measures don’t work, surgery may be an option, especially to repair severely damaged joints.



Living with chronic pain can be debilitating. The treatment of acute and chronic pain can be managed through a spectrum of injection procedures depending on the condition and/or syndrome.

There are different types of injections for pain including facet joint, trigger point and joint injections.

Choosing the right type of injection depends on each patients’ conditions and how the symptoms affect their life. Some patients request more than one type of injection.

Injections reduce pain in different ways. Sometimes, they block nerve signals while other times, injections reduce pain-causing inflammation or rely on a muscle-relaxing anesthetic.

Learn more about how therapeutic injections can benefit you. Contact our Orthopedic Care team at 360-240-4013 or email us at


Including: Trigger Finger

Our fingers provide tremendous dexterity and enable us to accomplish a world of tasks great and small. When finger pain, resulting from trauma, overuse, or chronic conditions can dramatically impact our ability to do even the simplest tasks.

From arthritis, Osteoarthritis, tendon problems and ganglion cyst, our Orthopedic Care team works with each patient to identify the cause and best course of treatment for their specific needs.

Trigger finger is a common condition in which one finger gets stuck in a bent position. The effected finger may bend or straighten with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released.

Trigger finger occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger. If trigger finger is severe, the finger may become locked in a bent position.

People whose work or hobbies require repetitive gripping actions are at higher risk of developing trigger finger. The condition is also more common in women and in anyone with diabetes. Treatment of trigger finger varies depending on the severity.



Our arms, legs, hands, and feet allow us to touch, to feel and to manipulate our environment. Loss of part or all of a limb will forever change how we move, touch, work and play.

Amputation may involve the loss of part of a finger or an entire arm, a toe, or an entire leg.

Individuals who lose a limb face enormous emotional, psychological, and physical challenges. When an individual loses part of their physical self, they may perceive themselves as no longer whole. Modern mechanical prosthetics can help regain lost function and restore peace and wholeness.

Our interdisciplinary team uses a patient centric approach, jointly identifying the best way to remove the diseased, damaged, or dysfunctional portion of the limb, reconstruct where needed and support the rehabilitation process.
WhidbeyHealth Orthopedic Clinic is located in
the WhidbeyHealth Medical Center & Goldie Outpatient Services Clinic


WhidbeyHealth Medical Center

101 North Main Street
Coupeville, WA  98239

Directions & Map to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center

WhidbeyHealth Orthopedic Care Center at Goldie Outpatient Services Clinic

1300 NE Goldie Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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