With advanced technology, diagnostic imaging, comprehensive pain management, therapy, education and support all integrated into your care plan, you can get back to work with less pain and more mobility.
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.
There’s no reason to live with pain and limited mobility. Working in partnership with your primary care provider and our orthopedic surgeons, we can help keep you on the job and in the game. You and your surgeon will determine if orthopedic surgery is the best choice for your care plan. When that time comes, Gritman Medical Center’s comprehensive orthopedic surgery program is ready to provide you with exceptional care.
Our surgeons specialize in:
Upper and Lower Extremity
Osteoarthritis of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder
General Orthopedic Care
VELYS robotic-assisted surgery solution optimizes patient outcomes
The VELYS robotic-assisted solution is the latest addition to the suite of advanced technology options offered through our orthopedic care program. Designed to assist Gritman’s experienced teams in each and every step of a total knee replacement surgery, its versatile execution increases precision to accelerate recovery and get you back to living your life with less pain and more mobility.
“As a 30-year- experienced total joint surgeon, I have a very specific way that I like to build total knees,” Gritman Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Marvin Kym said. “The VELYS allows me to be in control and apply what I’ve learned over the years with data feedback to confirm that what I’m seeing with my eyes and feeling with my hands is reproduced with numbers that I can trust.”
Gritman Orthopedic Surgeons is led by the well-known team of Dr. Marvin Kym and Sunshine Huffman, ONP-C. These two experienced providers join the advanced and integrated orthopedic care program here at Gritman, bringing compassionate expertise to the region.
Dr. Marvin Kym has nearly 30 years experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon both in private practice and with regional health systems. He has held privileges at Gritman Medical Center since 1994. Dr. Kym completed medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Kym is currently seeing patients at Gritman Orthopedic Surgeons.
Learn how Dr. Marvin Kym is leading the team in expanding access to exceptional orthopedic care.
Sunshine Huffman, ONP-C, CNOR, RNFA holds the distinction as the first and only person to be certified as an Orthopedic Certified Nurse Practitioner in Idaho. She has worked in the field of orthopedic surgery for more than 20 years, including in the Orthopedic Surgical Assistant Role. She holds degrees from Gonzaga University and Lewis-Clark State College.
Learn how Sunshine Huffman serves patients as the only orthopedic nurse practitioner in the region.
Since 1990, Inland Orthopaedic Surgeons has been providing the region with a wide range of orthopedic services. Its surgeons are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Rehabilitation protocols for Dr. Hazelwood, Dr. Taylor and Dr. Tingstad. View protocols
Dr. Hazelwood has received a multitude of awards during his medical career including PGY-5 Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Leadership Award (2012), San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship 10th Annual Jeff Tamborlane Award, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2013) for the best medical clinic in the Air Force. Dr. Hazelwood joined Inland Orthopaedics in 2017.
Dr. Mathew Taylor, is a board eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon that has recently completed a sports medicine fellowship with Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. He joined the team at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic in 2021.
Dr. Tingstad currently serves as the team physician and orthopaedic surgeon for Washington State University, as well as a clinical instructor for the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition, he is an assistant professor at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, a principal reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), and a Washington State delegate for the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Dr. Vandenbos received an undergraduate degree in Health Science from Boise State University in 2007 and a medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Vandenbos was certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2018.
Dr. Vandenbos joined Gritman’s medical staff in the fall of 2021. Prior to coming to the Moscow area, Dr. Vandenbos cared for combat wounded soldiers in Afghanistan and received the Army Commendation Medal.
Gritman’s surgical team works with your primary care physician and surgeon to coordinate your care. We are ready to help you have a successful surgery and quickly get on the path to recovery and healing. From our highly-skilled and compassionate staff, advanced technology and our integrated services like physical therapy, you can be comfortable knowing you are in the best hands. Learn more about our Surgery Department and Gritman Therapy Solutions.
With advanced technology, diagnostic imaging, comprehensive pain management, therapy, education and support all integrated into your care plan, you can get back to living your life to the fullest.
The overall success of your orthopedic procedure is often dependent on what you do during your post-surgery period and having the right physical and occupational therapist makes a significant difference in your path to recovery.
Our multidisciplinary approach includes physical therapy, nutrition services, behavioral medicine and minimally invasive procedures, for improved quality of life. Working together with patients as a team leads to the best outcomes.
Gritman’s pre-operative and post-operative nursing care is an integral part of the healing process that helps patients achieve a successful outcome for their procedures, including orthopedic surgeries. The entire nursing team is highly skilled with the experience and compassion needed to help patients heal and to also help them feel at home in the hospital.
"It's wonderful to see people going forward with hope that their going to be walking again"
"One of the things that we are really fortunate to have at Gritman, on the medical surgical unit, is a therapy gym."
“From the minute that you walk into Gritman, you are greeted with a smile and someone welcoming you and introducing themselves.”
Our orthopedic care program is designed to assist you in meeting your goals before, during and after your surgery.
Your total joint replacement process includes the below joint replacement guides and a Total Joint Education Class for you and your coach/support person to attend. Taken together, the classes and education books are designed to educate you as a patient and provide specific instructions that will help you during your surgery and recovery.
Total Joint Knee Replacement Guide
Total Joint Hip Replacement Guide
Navigating Your Total Joint Replacement
Surgery Preparation – Patient Instructions