Rebound Orthopedics and Salmon Creek Medical Center… It takes a team of top medical professionals and people who care…

by | Feb 28, 2014

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Gregory D. Gramstad, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He offers minimally invasive treatments for rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder and elbow arthritis. In addition, he specializes in shoulder and elbow replacement surgery and reconstruction for trauma.
His primary goal will be to treat you as he would treat a friend, with prompt attention, a caring ear and thoughtful advice. He strives to recognize the unique nature of each patient’s condition and to offer the most up-to-date and proven treatments available.

Rebound Orthopedics Salmon Creek

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery at Legacy Salmon Creek is a full service sub-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery clinic.  This location also offers physical therapy, hand therapy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation also called physiatry.
Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
Legacy Salmon Creek
Medical Office Building A
2121 NE 139th St., Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98686

Portland Trailblazers picked Rebound Orthopedics!

Sports Medicine

Rebound’s sports medicine specialists help athletes and active individuals reach optimal performance in their sport and in their everyday life. Our team has cared for professional, collegiate and amateur athletes alike for over 40 years, and we’re proud to be the team physicians for the Portland Trail Blazers, Portland WinterHawks, Portland State University’s Athletic Department, and Concordia University’s Athletic Department. Your Rebound team will work together to create an effective treatment plan to get you back to doing the activities you love.


If the Portland Trailblazers picked Rebound Orthopedics, I want to be on the same team!

I’ve been out of commission the last couple of weeks preparing for a 5th surgery on my right shoulder.  The last three days at Legacy Salmon Creek represented one of the toughest tests of resilience and mindfulness for me in a long time.  My surgery was complicated some years ago with a total shoulder replacement that became infected and had to be removed.  Dr. Gregory D. Gramstad pictured above has been my surgeon for 7 years now, helping me through the gruelling and emotional decisions of what to do next and weighing the risks.  As an active person physically for all my life, losing mobility due to arthritis has been a scary thought indeed.  I have felt confident in the medical technology and procedures connected with joint replacement, but there are risks.  My shoulder is an example of risk taking the lead with a nasty slow growing infection initially that required treatment. This time my plastic socket came loose floating around in my shoulder, causing havoc and pain.  The other part of the treatment mix is the added challenges of trauma-informed care. The team of medical professionals led by Dr. Gramstad were well aware of my long history of anxiety and depression. They included my special needs as critical to a holistic approach that was necessary in keeping a close eye on my emotional stability. All the assistants and nurses were also trauma-informed and constantly checked in with me to help avoid panic attacks.  My wife, Judy, stayed in my room with me for the entire hospital stay. I had every imaging test conceivable, including an MRI “torture chamber.”  This was a must to try to  isolate the potential infection or possibly cancer in my shoulder.  Extra loving care and anti-anxiety medication were on hand making a huge difference in my well being during this highly intense and traumatic hospital visit.

The good news back in the safety and comfort of our home in Depoe Bay, is reflecting on the wonderful care received during this most recent medical challenge.  My left shoulder feels pretty good now.  So far, no infection has appeared that would add bigger complications.  I am very grateful to have the best medical resources available to me, especially all the caring and loving medical professionals who helped me through each and every moment of three difficult days at Legacy Salmon Creek.  I am especially grateful to my wife and best friend, Judy, for sticking with me for the entire time, staying in my room with me 24/7. Once again, Dr. Greg D. Gramstad and his team left no stone unturned and gave me a sense of comfort the entire way.

The measure of my healing and overall wellness right now is best illustrated by revisiting my hospital stay, including writing about the wonderful treatment received by the best medical professionals and staff in the world at Rebound and Legacy.  I am now able to get back to the work I love with Neighbors for Kids, and in helping others who are challenged in life after trauma… My work on this planet is not nearly finished, so good health and well being is a huge blessing at this moment…and in looking forward to making a difference in the world for a long time to come…

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story  click to order my book…

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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