"I was in a car accident of April 2013 and struggled with shoulder pain for quite some time after. Massage and physical therapy were not helping so I got an MRI and it showed I had a few tears in my labrum. I asked around for recommendations for an orthopaedic surgeon and was steered towards Dr. VanderWilde. Him, Dr. Loranger and their amazing nurse Michelle made my entire experience as amazing as possible. Surgery is never fun but the center at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists made me feel 100% comfortable.
I was bit by the triathlon bug a few summers ago and unfortunately was not able to compete in any last year due to my shoulder. I am excited to say that 10 months after my surgery, I am signed up for two this year! My follow up plan with Dr. VanderWilde allowed for me to get back in the pool and lap swim after six months and my shoulder is feeling better then ever." -- Lauren N.