Pullman Regional Hospital


Sports Medicine

Joint Replacement

Meet our Surgeons

About the Orthopedic Center of Excellence

The Orthopedic Center of Excellence is a partnership between Inland Orthopaedics Surgery & Sports Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Care Team.  Pullman Regional Hospital has a reputation as the regional hospital of choice for total joint replacements and orthopedic surgical procedures. That’s because we are focused on orthopedic surgical care, including knee, shoulder, hip replacement and other orthopedic surgical procedures like ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. 

Our skilled orthopedic surgeons are recognized as top surgeons in their specialty. The Orthopedic Care Team at Pullman Regional Hospital consists of trained surgical assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, anesthesia providers, social services, and physical therapists who are experienced in providing comprehensive orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation.

The Orthopedic Center of Excellence has:

  • Typically lower than average gross charges for total joint replacement surgeries than other hospitals in the state. 
  • An integrated, cross disciplinary orthopedic care team coordinating your care at every step, from the pre-operative meeting, through surgery and post-operative and rehabilitative care.
  • A unique partnership with Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic. Our orthopedic care team works closely with your surgeon to provide the best outcome and get you back to your active lifestyle.
  • A dedicated Orthopedic Care Coordinator to assist you with navigating the surgical process.

Pullman Regional Hospital and Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic have partnered to provide orthopedic surgical care that is centered on excellence. An expert Orthopedic Care Team works closely with Inland Orthopedic Surgeons to provide the best outcome and get you back to your active life style. 


Meet our Providers


Dr. Ed Tingstad

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Tingstad has been practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic since 2000.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  He graduated medical school and completed a clinical fellowship in Sports Medicine from the University of Washington, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Tingstad serves as the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for Washington State University Athletics, as well as a clinical instructor for the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.   


Mat Taylor

Dr. Mat Taylor

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Taylor joined Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in September 2021. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon that has recently completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. 


Aaron Vandenbos

Dr. Aaron Vandenbos

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vandenbos joined Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in October 2021. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has spent the last 5 years serving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Dr. Vandenbos graduated from Boise State University with his Bachelor of Science degree. He then obtained his medical degree at the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio followed by his residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in Fort Sam Houston, TX.


Jesse Shaw

Dr. Jesse Shaw

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Jesse Shaw sees patients for Sports Medicine injuries and concerns at Inland Orthopaedics. Dr. Shaw is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor in the College of Graduate Studies- Sports Medicine/Performance at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. Dr. Shaw is experienced with working with patients and athletes of all ages and abilities- including Olympic athletes! He serves the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as Team Physician for multiple national governing bodies for Team USA. Additionally, he has prior military service within naval special warfare, providing high performance leadership, evaluations and treatment.


Tim Holmstrom

Physician Assistant- Certified

Tim Holmstrom, PA-C is certified by the National commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Tim graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science, Exercise & Sports Science, then earned a Master of Science, Health Education at Portland State University before attending the MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Washington. A former Athletic Trainer and Occupational Medicine PA, Tim is passionate about musculoskeletal medicine. 

Orthopedic Services

Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic offers a walk-in Express Care Clinic for orthopaedic injuries for patients over 5 years old- no appointment needed. Your insurance card or pre-payment of services is required for all walk-in services.

Moscow location hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-3pm, Friday: 9am-2pm

Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic providers have the extensive knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions and injuries. These include but are not limited to:

  • New Bone, joint, or muscle injury
  • Joint or muscle strain or sprain
  • Possible Fracture
  • Swollen Joints
  • Sports injury
  • Possible Dislocation

Express Care CANNOT see patients with the following insurances through the walk-in clinic.

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance or other Third Party Insurance
  • Kaiser
  • Medicaid of Idaho
  • Amerigroup
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

In the case of life threatening injuries and other emergencies such as open fractures, cuts with bleeding that won’t stop, burns, or head injuries, you will need to visit an emergency room immediately or call 911.

We have a reputation as the regional hospital of choice for total joint replacements.  In a typical year, we perform roughly 165 knee replacements, 40 shoulder replacements, and 25 hip replacements. People from the area and outside of Pullman are choosing to have their total joint replacements at our Orthopedic Center of Excellence. 

The Orthopedic Center of Excellence surgical team provides a full scope of orthopedic surgical procedures, including Sports Medicine. In addition to total joint replacements, we provide:

  • ACL repair
  • PCL Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Knee meniscus repair
  • Uni-knee replacement
  • OATS knee procedure
  • Shoulder decompression
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar Nerve transposition
  • Open reduction and fixation for fractures in upper and lower extremities

Whether you have had a recent injury, are recovering from an orthopedic surgery, or are suffering from chronic pain, physical therapy can help you return to an optimum level of function and fitness. Pullman Regional Hospital is fortunate to have Summit Therapy and Health Services right here on our hospital campus, with a multitude of physical therapy services.  

Speak with your primary care provider or orthopedic surgeon to determine the need and frequency of outpatient physical therapy.

We're working to keep student athletes safe and healthy. Our Orthopedic Center of Excellence has partnered with Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlach, and Pullman school districts to provide Certified Athletic Trainers at each school and serve more than 750 student athletes. Student athletes have access to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation from the designated Athletic Trainer, at no cost to the family. Learn more about the Regional High School Athletic Training Program.

The BEAR Implant is used for treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. This focuses on healing the torn ligament, as opposed to replacing it with a traditional graft. This means there's only one surgical wound site.

The BEAR Implant acts as a bridge between the torn ACL ends to help them heal back together. This procedure involves your surgeon injecting a small amount of your own blood into the implant and inserting it between the torn ends of the ACL in a minimally-invasive procedure. This process enables your body to heal the torn ends of the ACL back together, while maintaining the ACL's original attachments to the femur and tibia. As the ACL heals, the BEAR Implant is resorbed by the body, usually within eight weeks. 

This procedure is available to patients over 14 years of age and must be completed within 50 days of injury. 


Contact the Orthopedic Center of Excellence

Inland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Pullman
  • 825 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 120. Pullman, WA 99163
  • (509) 332 - 2828

Maile Keller, PTA, Orthopedic Care Coordinator



I had two trigger finger injections with Dr. Shaw and was most impressed. He used ultrasound technology to pinpoint injection sites, which made the experience less painful than any previous I've had!

Rod Schwartz

I highly recommend Dr. Shaw! He administered 2 hip injections to me- helping me regain the ability to maneuver around without pain. Dr. Shaw took lots of time with me explaining, answering my questions, and communicating what he was going to do. 

Margie Louise Kimball

We were in Pullman for baseball tournament when my son tweaked his knee. Dr. Tingstad was kind enough to see him and give a very thorough exam. He evaluated and explained what happened. 

Jeff Kernan

Surgery was a success! A very special THANK YOU to Dr. Tingstad and his wonderful team from the anesthesiologist, nurses, CNA’s and registration desk workers!

Shelly Rankin

Dr. Shaw was really easy to work with and pleasant to talk to. He's knowledgeable and humorous and took great care not to cause me any additional pain when examining my knee.

Shahbaz Bakhashnia