Pullman Regional Hospital

Sports Medicine & Other Orthopedic Procedures

ACL Tears

An ACL tear is a season-ending injury. Here's everything you need to know about ACL tears.

Meet the Surgeons

Our team of skilled orthopedists are consistently recognized as top surgeons in their specialty.

Athletic Training

Our athletic training program ensures local athletes are properly and efficiently treated for sports injuries.

Sports Medicine & Other Orthopedic Procedures

Sports Medicine

Injuries can happen to anyone, whether you play sports competitively or enjoy being active outdoors on the weekends. Together, we can find a treatment solution that will allow you to return to the activities that you enjoy. The orthopedic providers at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic also serve as team physicians for Washington State University and have the extensive knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a number of conditions stemming from athletic injuries. Our ultimate goal is to help you recover from your current injury and help you prevent injuries in the future.    

For more information, check out our blog post talking about the latest developments in the field of sports medicine, featuring Dr. Ed Tingstad, Orthopedic Surgeon.

 

Caring for a Minor Sports Injury

There are simple steps you can take to jumpstart your recovery and get you back in the game. An easy acronym to remember is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.) Download the free Sports Injury Checklist here. The RICE method is for minor sports injuries like sore joints and minor ankle sprains. If your injury is more serious or your symptoms worsen or persist, call your doctor right away. You may need x-rays or an MRI to check for bone or ligament damage. 

Don't push it. As hard as it is to sit out of a game or practice, your body will thank you. Ignoring an injury can lead to further damage and a longer recovery.

Control swelling initially and reduce pain by icing the injured area for 10 minutes at a time. Make sure your ice pack has a light towel in between the ice and the skin to prevent frostbite.

Use a wrap like an ACE bandage to apply compression to the injured area. Use caution to not wrap it too tight as this may cause a loss of blood flow.

Elevate the injured area to help reduce swelling and pain.

 

Orthopedic Procedures

For more information on these procedures and how we can address your orthopedic needs, please visit our surgical partner, Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic.

We provide a full scope of orthopedic surgical procedures, including but not limited to:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries athletes face, but not all ACL injuries are the same. Many times, you may have only sprained or partially torn your ACL. Depending on the severity of your injury, different treatment options are available. For more information on ACL tears, read All About ACL Tears: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options: Surgery is not always required for an ACL injury. If your ACL is not completely torn, if you are relatively inactive, or if you are an elderly patient, participating in physical therapy to strengthen the knee and utilizing a knee brace may be sufficient.

Reconstructive Surgery: Surgery is required for an ACL tear is more than one ligament is injured, your knee gives out or buckles during daily activity, or if you would like to return to an active lifestyle. During an ACL surgery, the torn ligament is removed and replaced with a stronger graft. Grafts can be taken from your hamstring, patellar tendon, or a cadaver. Depending on your medical history and preference, your physician will work with you to decide the best graft for your case.

 

Pullman Anesthesia, a trusted local anesthesia partner with physicians and surgeons, now offers a revolutionary radio frequency ablation procedure called COOLIEF for patients with arthritic pain of the knee, hip, and SI joint. With this minimally invasive treatment option, patients with chronic joint and back pain have a non-surgical, non-narcotic pain management option. COOLIEF circulates water through a device while heating nervous tissue to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional RF treatments. This combination targets the pain-causing nerves without excessive heating, leading to pain relief. Click here for more information on the COOLIEF procedure.

  • PCL Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Knee Meniscus Repair
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Open Reduction and Fixation for Fractures in Upper and Lower Extremities

 

Athletic Training Program

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.  Learn more about the Regional High School Athletic Training Program.

“The Regional High School Athletic Training Program has brought us wonderful and much-needed services to our student athletes, parents and coaching, that we couldn't have provided as a district without their support, as well as the support of individual and corporate donors. ” - Jeff Cirka, Potlatch Superintendent

 

Meet the Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Ed Tingstad Orthopedic Surgeon at Pullman Regional Hospital

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, as well as a clinical instructor for the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Tingstad.

 

Dr. Kyle Hazelwood Orthopedic Surgeon at Pullman Regional Hospital

Dr. Kyle Hazelwood

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Hazelwood began practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in 2017. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and board eligible for subspecialty in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he spent time covering the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University athletic teams. Click here to learn more about Dr. Hazelwood.

 

Dr. Steve Pennington Orthopedic Surgeon at Pullman Regional Hospital

Dr. Steve Pennington

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Pennington has been practicing at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic since 1997. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Campbell Clinic at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from medical school from Oregon Health Sciences University. Additionally, he serves as the team physician for the University of Idaho Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

 

 

 

Orthopedics Testimonials

“My son, Dustin, wasn't able to play football with his injury and we knew we had to have surgery. We were impressed that Dr. Hazelwood had experience with his specific injury and working with athletes. Now Dustin is expected to be 100%."
Jessi McLean
Lewiston
"We are so fortunate to have Dr. Tingstad and other caring physicians who go above and beyond to care for us."
Tina Taylor Amend
Pullman

"Dr. Hazelwood was great. He made sure I was feeling normal and that nothing was uncomfortable for me the next few days after surgery. The care at the hospital was so good and they calmed all my nerves that were all over the place. I just want to say thank you!"

Kalyah Williams
Pullman