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Patient Testimonials


Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!


Dr. I.L.

  • Donation of knee brace received

“Bula. Warm greetings from VOMO Fiji. We have received your kind donation and on behalf of the VOMO team, I wish to extend our big 'Vinaka vakalevu'….(Thank you very much) for your kind assistance and generosity. It is our prayers that you and your family be blessed abundantly. Thanks again to you and your team at Sport Medicine Oregon."



  • In-grown toe nails, wart scar surgery and high arch support

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“Dr. Stephen M. Schroeder fixed painful problems with my feet that other doctors failed to cure for many years. Now, I can take comfortable walks that are critical for my health.

Dr. Schroeder removed in-grown toenails on both big toes, surgically removed a wart scar on the ball of my right foot that I've suffered with for fifty years, and got me New Balance high arch supports to reduce swelling and inflammation caused by micro-fractures in my left foot.

Thank you, Dr. Schroeder!”



  • Meniscectomy (arthroscopy)

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“Profile: Retired machinist, 61 years old, cancer survivor. I've been uber-active my entire adult life including running, swimming, cycling, hiking, winter sports and weight training. As such, I've had a few minor injuries over the decades requiring attention from orthopedic surgeons across the Pacific Northwest.

Sports Medicine Oregon / Oregon Outpatient Surgery is the very best, in my experience. From stem to stern, it's a top-shelf team. Everyone there including reception, scheduling, radiology, PA, and surgeon were professional, personable, courteous, and considerate with a good sense of humor. A good sense of humor is important when one is suffering from injuries requiring a surgical procedure. From my first appointment through surgery, each team member listened, and attended to my concerns and needs with a model of professional efficiency.

Dr. Greenleaf came highly recommended by scores of fellow gym rats at nearby Club Sport. When it comes to surgeons, I typically ask others with similar lifestyles for suggestions. Everyone pointed me towards Dr. Greenleaf, Shari and the team at Sports Medicine Oregon / Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center.

Great surgeons are a function of their perpetual training, academics, and years' experience. Nothing substitutes years' experience, and Dr. Greenleaf has decades of surgical history. It takes a team to succeed, though, so I'm glad I found the best team, anywhere.

My post-op recovery was superb. One day following surgery, I was moving about the house with minor discomfort. Four days post-op, I was back in the gym spinning on studio bikes, low-resistance weight training, and stretching. A week later (today), I'm back weight training, swimming, and cycling as if nothing occurred. And the pain and pressure I had in that medial compartment before surgery, are gone. I've had shaving cuts requiring more attention than this procedure did.

Kudos to everyone at Sports Medicine Oregon and Oregon Outpatient Surgery! Incidentally, the profile image is 5 days after surgery, with me pushing the weight sled on the astroturf.



  • Partial Knee Replacement & Full Foot Surgery

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“I have had multiple knee surgeries, including 2 partial knee replacements. I have had a couple foot surgeries as well as a hand surgery, my husband has had 2 shoulder surgeries; both from Dr. Greenleaf and Dr. Schroder. These physicians are amazing! For the first time since I started having surgeries as an 8 year old I am pain free in my knees. I had my foot stepped on and crushed by a very large man ... Dr. Schroder is in the process of fixing this! Sports Medicine Oregon has been the best choice for me! The Staff, is amazing, Meryl, Kayla and Sheri Cameron have been by my side through out the years. I love the staff! I really appreciate all the hard work they do!!”



  • Knee Replacement Surgery

“Got my knee replacement Nov. 21st with Dr. Murphy. I have been a patient of Dr. Murphy's and his staff for about 3 years and I cannot say enough about how great they all are. My knee is healing perfectly. Dr. Murphy and Dr Armstrong listened to me and this is the first surgery I have woke up without a migraine and sick. My experience at Meridan Hospital was wonderful also. I am going to Dr. Murphy's office for PT and they are the best.

If you can call surgery a great experience - this one was. Thanks to you all for being so great! It makes healing so much better when you trust and like everyone involved in the process. Carolyn”



  • Left Shoulder Evaluation by Dr. Kevin Murphy

“I met with Dr. Kevin Murphy re pain in my left shoulder, pain I have struggled with on and off over 20 years or so. I was very impressed with every aspect of my visit to the clinic and with Dr. Murphy. All the staff greeting me were helpful and informative. Dr. Murphy was very prepared for my visit and had reviewed all my file and images. He personally tested my range of mobility and pain issues, even though that had been earlier by his very capable PA. The result was that I had enough mobility and low enough pain that I could avoid surgery and be treated for now via injection therapy. I felt like I had the most thorough and accurate examination I could possibly have had and all those I met, including Dr. Murphy, were well informed, helpful and even friendly. David”



  • Achilles Tendon Repair

“A skiing accident ruptured my Achilles tendon in early January. SMO was able to get me scheduled for surgery with Dr. Schroeder four days following the accident. I have valued the promptness of my original appointment and consultation, the efficiency in getting the surgery appointment, the level of attentiveness and care through the surgery and the consistent attention given me on follow-up appointments. My progress now, at ten weeks, is more than satisfactory and the PT staff is following through with appropriate exercises and therapy so that I can regain range of motion and flexibility. SMO was recommended to me by a physician in Sunriver and I would confidently make a similar recommendation.”



  • Total Ankle Replacement

“Dr. Stephen Schroeder performed a STAR total ankle replacement for me in 2014. Two surgeries, and I was walking within 3 months, and back to work within 4 months. After 8 months total including Physical Therapy, I have been fully functional and pain free, 20 years after the original trauma that culminated in end stage arthritis.

The other options for pain relief other than ankle replacement were fusion, or worse yet amputation.

Neither of which was a viable option.

Dr. Schroeder, his associates and the team at Sports Medicine Oregon are top shelf professionals, and I could not have expected a better outcome than what I received from their services.

My medical condition was a challenge I'm sure, but Dr Schroeder accepted the challenge and changed the quality of my life for the better.

Thank you Dr. Schroeder.

Thank you Sports Medicine Oregon.”



  • New patient consult

“I ruptured my ACL 20 years ago, and, because I was working full time as a nurse, it was not feasible at the time to have it surgically repaired due to the long rehabilitation and not being able to work. I am now retired and reinjured my knee recently. Having heard that the surgery is now less complicated, and because I am not working, I decided to now pursue the possibility of surgical repair. Dr. Greenleaf came highly recommended. I just saw him today and he was VERY encouraging after reviewing my history and examining my knee, stating that he thinks I am a good candidate for the surgery, which he confirmed is now much less complicated. I am SO excited and pleased. All of the staff was great, as well. Sharon, the receptionist who checked me in, was particularly warm, compassionate, and helpful. Nikki, who scheduled my appointment and took all pertinent information, exemplified all the same traits as Sharon. So far, I am VERY impressed by your group. And, this comes from a retired RN who has high standards and expectations! Thanks to all. I will DEFINITELY be pursuing surgery, as well as recommending this clinic to family and friends!”



  • Both shoulders

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“I have been into intense weight lifting as a hobby and a job as well and the doctors here are putting me back together! I think if you go elsewhere then you are making a BAD choice! You rock guys!!!”



  • Right knee surgery

“First off, I have to say, that I have had nothing but positive experiences when visiting Sports Medicine Oregon. My surgeon, Dr. Edelson, was top notch. He is always extremely thorough, kind and patient with me and he really did an amazing job with my old arthritic knees. The physical therapy department here is amazing and really helped me recover from my arthroscopic knee surgery. Having been to a few doctors for my knee problems, I can honestly say that Dr. Edelson and his staff are the best around. I live in California now and I will honestly say that if I ever have to have another surgery that requires an orthopedic surgeon to be involved, I will be flying to Oregon to see this group! Everyone here including the Doctors, P.A.s, M.A.s, PTs, OTs, Surgery Schedulers and the front desk staff are top notch in my book. Thank you Sports Medicine Oregon! You are one impressive group of professionals! I hope to never need your services again in the near future but if I do you will certainly be hearing from me! ”



  • arthroscopic capsular shift ( shoudler )

“We first met Dr, Edelson July 28th. I knew right when we walked into his office in downtown Portland right on the Portland Timbers soccer field that he was someone who obviously knew athletes. Therefore, right away I knew he would be perfect for my 17 year old daughter's shoulder issue. We had met two other doctors before him. The information they had given us was confusing and not concise. With Dr. Edelson he was extremly clear. He said if she wants to continue to play her sport in college, she needs to fix this or it will continue to be a problem. He was able to get us into surgery within 6 days of that meeting. It went so good and not only was the surgery right on time, the appointments have been and everyone is so pleasant and helpful! The other thing that has been so great is that their phones get answered and calls get returned when necessary. They also all have emails so you can email with the medical assistants. I have worked with many doctors offices, as I have 2 teenage daughters that have had a combined 6 injuries in 14 months and let me tell you...Sports Medicine Oregon is the one getting it right! Thanks so very much. It makes a stressful situation so much easier when you can get quick answers to all of your important questions!!! I recommend this office and Dr. Edelson very much!”



  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery

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“I tore my ACL after a bad skiing accident and completely ruptured it. I got a second opinion with Dr.Greenleaf and I am glad I came to Oregon Sports Medicine for my surgery.

Besides skiing, I also play league tennis and wanted to make sure, post Surgery I could resume my tennis. And I was assured by Dr.Greenleaf, that I could get back to playing tennis at a high level and today, I am back to where I was or even a notch better.

Many Thanks to Dr.Greenleaf - I highly recommend him as a surgeon to all my friends!!”



  • Knee Laser Surgery

“After 3 months in horrible pain and non- existent care from an another Ortho Clinic, I took a chance on Dr. Murphy after seeing their ad on the internet. Best thing I ever did. Their entire clinic treats you so professionally and with kindness. The nature of my injury was explained to me - something the other clinic wouldn't take the time to do and I felt like I was in great hands. I need a knee replacement which will be done by Dr. Murphy as I have total confidence in him and their staff.”



  • partial knee replacement

“I had a partial knee replacement with Dr. Murphy on July 21, 2014.

My recovery was speedy and I must say I am impressed with Dr. Murphy and the robotic procedure he used. No arthritic pain....Thank You Dr. Murphy !!!”



  • Knee replacement

“I had my knee replaced by Dr. Murphy 2 months ago, and I am very pleased I have no pain that Advil can't take care of. I can tend to my garden, and resume work... SO happy!! Before it was hard to walk through Walmart now it's no problem. I will not hesitate to seek his help again if I need it!!”



  • Knee Surgery

“I have struggled with "bad knees" my whole life. I have had many Doctors visits to try and find out what was going on and after several inconclusive or non-matching diagnoses from FOUR different doctors over the course of 8 years, I finally had a friend suggest I go to Sports Medicine Oregon and see Dr. Greenleaf. Only moments into my first visit I could tell that the Dr. genuinely cared about my treatment and getting me back on my feet. He soon gave me his diagnosis of "patellar tracking disorder" and went into immense detail about why this was causing me pain and what I could do to fix it. I decided to go for surgery, and my pre-op appointment with Sheri Cameron was just as comforting if not, more. She did not make me feel rushed or annoying with all of my millions of questions and really eased my anxiety about my first ever surgery. 6 months later the first operation went so well I have decided to go through with the same surgery on my other knee. I cannot imagine trusting my knees with any other doctor ever again; Dr. Greenleaf and Sheri gave me my life back!”



  • Foot surgery

“Dr. Schroeder quickly diagnosed an old injury where my leg bone meets the ankle bone (torn away cartilege). Good office visit preparation. Surgery went well. Good supervision of recovery. After five months, I am walking without pain. I am so pleased. His recovery prognostications have been accurate. His staff were friendly and helpful. Dr. Schroeder was pleasant, smart and easy-going. At each office visit he explained my progress and answered any and all my questions. ”



  • Upcoming Shoulder Surgery

“I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Murphy today as a new patient for a long suffering problem with my shoulder. My only regret is that I did not meet him sooner! For the first time in over a year, I have a solid diagnosis and a clear plan of care to address my problem, and I simply could not be more grateful. While I know of no one who actually looks forward to surgery, I am eager to be moving forward with Dr. Murphy to surgically correct the issues, and have total confidence in his plan of care.

My experience in this office today could not have been more positive. In addition to being very grateful to Dr. Murphy, I am very thankful to each and every person I dealt with from the very kind person who scheduled my appointment as quickly as possible, to Misty in Medical Records, Lynwood Shannon, and all of the rest of the staff! YOU ALL ROCK!!! Thank you so much, I look forward to getting on with the fix for my shoulder, and working through my recovery together! Thank you.”



  • Rt knee (medial meniscopy)

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“ I'd like to thank Dr. Kevin Murphy for his excellent repair of my right medial meniscus tear. I tore it July 2012 after pulling a 700 lb. tractor out of a ditch and was experiencing mild pain when walking and had occasional bouts of severe pain (if I moved such that the torn cartilage got into the "wrong place".) Dr. Murphy operated to clean out the torn cartilage in late November 2012. I felt immediate relief the afternoon after surgery, even as the meds were wearing off. Two weeks after surgery, I had full range of motion in my right knee. Joint pain was greatly diminished and only some tenderness from the small incisions remained. It has been 5 months now, and I walk with no pain and participate (with more caution now) in my previous sports and yard work. The tenderness at the incision points is completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Murphy and thank him and his supporting staff and nurses at the Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center for their skill and care in restoring to me the activities I enjoy. I would seek out Dr. Murphy should I injure a joint in the future.”



  • partial knee replacement

“I had the most satisfactory knee operation performed by Dr. Kevin Murphy on Aug. 6, 2012. Just a day later, I was back home walking 16 steps upstairs to our bedroom on a daily basis with no help, though perhaps a little slower. Two days after surgery, I was driving again. Yes, there was a large bandage around the wound that took about 4 weeks to heal.

After an operation like this, you need physical therapy. Nurses from the hospital come twice a week to do exercises with you in your home for about 2 weeks, and then you start about 4 weeks of physical therapy in your city. All the arrangements are made by Dr. Murphy's office.

We are talking about walking without a limp or any kind of pain. My family and friends could not believe that I could walk like a new man again. I'm going on my daily walks again, and am able to perform all other necessary activities. I am now able to bend my knee 136 degrees, which is perfect. All of this is possible with the knowledge, skill, and years of experience Dr. Kevin Murphy brings with him.

The other outstanding and very knowledgeable and friendly person assisting Dr. Murphy is Lynwood Shannon, PAC.



  • hand surgery

“i have never had a better experience from start to finish! Dr. Hamilton is wonderful, I've recommended him to several friends. The surgery is great..facility that is! Every person I came in contact with was a top flight professional. I highly recommend the facility and all staff to any and all those in need.”



  • Partial Knee Replacement

“I had a partial knee replacement done in mid-January. I now have full range of motion. Dr. Kevin Murphy preformed the surgery. I have to say that it was the most positive surgery I have ever had. The doctor's staff as well as the hospital staff at Meridian Park, have a program that let's you be fully aware of what is going to happen and what to expect. There where no surprises and the level of care I received was excellent. My right knee is going to have to have surgery and I will not hesitate to return to Dr. Murphy for treatment. Just follow their treatment program and FEEL BETTER!!!”



  • Reconstructive knee surgeries

“Over the last 20 years, Dr. Greenleaf has performed 3 reconstructive knee surgeries and a meniscus repair surgery on my left knee. For all the trauma my knee has been through, I should not be very active. But, due to Dr. Greenleaf's expertise, I can still participate in just about all sports. I attend boot camp and crossfit classes, I power walk, play tennis and racquetball. I would not see any other doctor in the Portland metro area.”



  • Ankle Stabilization

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“I had Polio when I was 5. The ankle on my strong leg has twisted all my life and I have fallen down a lot. I was told by my doctors that I would sprain my ankle a lot during my lifetime, which I have. This time my ankle twisted so severely that I broke my fibula, about 2" below my knee. When I came to see Dr. Stephen Schroeder he explained to me that I not only broke my leg, but I also tore the tendon from my ankle up to the break. He told me he could do surgery and stabilize my ankle with heavy duty suture material so that my bones wouldn't move in the cast so much and my tendon would heal a lot faster. He asked a lot of questions and listened to what I had to say and then explained that after years of injury I had probably stretched the ligament that went across my ankle and he would also shorten the ligament and reattach it to give me more stability. In my whole life I have never had a doctor approach my ankle problem this way. I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Schroeder took the time to try and help me with my issues of stability. At 66 years of age stability is extremely important to me. Everyone at this clinic is terrific and I wouldn't hesitate to come back or to recommend them.”



  • Knee injection, PRP

“I have to tell you that my knee is doing remarkably better and I must conclude it has to do with the PRP injections. I have slowly been trying to jog again and this is exciting, much appreciation, to Dr. Greeleaf, Sheri and Merle too.”



  • Shoulder surgery

“Dr Edelson did a fantastic job fixing my shoulder. I was back to work 2 days after my surgery and my range of motion is already at the 2 month mark 10 days after my surgery. Dr Edelson and his Physician Assistant Valerie were very professional and answered all my questions and concerns. My positive expierence with Dr Edelson and Sports Medicine was more than I could have asked for. I would highly recommend Dr Edelson to anyone. ”



  • knee

“I saw Dr.Trimberger yesterday for knee pain. Turns out I have no cushion on the inside of my knee. The doctor gave me an injection in the knee and now I'm thinking about taking up triathelon...not really, but the knee feels so much better today. Thanks! ”



  • knee surgery

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“Dear Dr Murphy and Sports Medicine Oregon staff,

Thank you for the great job with Jordan's ACL surgery. He had a successful Senior season as starting Middle Line Backer and Kicker for his High School Varsity Football team and equally important Jordan has not had any knee problems since his surgery. We're very pleased and thankful for the quality of care Jordan received from you and your staff. We would highly recommend Sports Medicine Oregon to any athlete that may need knee surgery”



  • Foot Arthritis

“First I must say that I am indebted to Dr Stephen Schroeder. I have seen 3 doctors previously searching for some kind of relief from my serious and very painful arthritic feet. I was told the same thing by all that drastic surgery was my only real option and no offer of any kind of pain relief. Dr Stephen Schroeder was the first and only doctor to listen attentively to the history of my problem feet and my struggle to get any relief. He asked indepth questions and gave me the most detailed and complete explanation of my problem and options for relief of any doctor. He showed me the X-rays he had taken and explained every detail. After the exam and discussion of all options he suggested cortisone injections to give me immediate relief. That was 2 and a half months ago and I am still mostly pain free. I realize this is a temporary solution but I was desperate for immediate relief. Dr Schroeder could not have been more compassionate about my plight and was the first doctor who showed a genuine interest in helping to relieve my pain. I will continue my treatment and when it comes time for the inevitable surgery I will trust no one else. I most highly recommend Dr Schroeder if you are looking for compassionate interest and thoughtful solutions for your orthopedic problems. I cannot say enough good about him and hope he continues his practice here for many years! Thank you Dr Schroeder!”



  • knee surgery

“To Dr. Greenleaf for fixing up my knee, I am running again! And nothing is hurting where its not supposed to. I put off being seen for so long and was so nervous about having surgery, but with your warmth and confidence, along with your competent and very professional team, made this a breeze.

I am continuing to heal and paying closer attention to taking care of myself and my 45 year old body.

Thank you so much!!




  • Wrist and arm

“I broke my arm, fractured my wrist, dislocated my elbow and stretched the nerves into my fingers. I was a mess. Dr. Hamilton and his staff were truly miracle workers. They not only patched me up with my operation, but they held my hand thru the very trying 5 months since it happened. They have worked closley with me, encouraged me when I was so down, showed me what I needed to do and gave me the tools to get better. I finally feel like I will get the use of my hand and arm again. I would highly recommend Dr. Hamilton and his staff to anyone that needs hand, wrist and arm work.”



  • MAKO knee replacement

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“I had a MAKO knee replacement performed by Dr. Murphy in November. Having suffered a horrible basketball injury at 17, and then going on to compete as a D-I tennis player, I had lots of wear and tear on my joint. At the age of 34, staring down 6 prior knee surgeries on my right knee, combined with horrible osteo-arthritis and constant pain, it became apparent that a knee replacement was my only real route back to a normal life. Dr. Edelson saved my knee as long as medically possible, and then looking at my situation with both him and Dr. Murphy, it became clear that MAKO was my best option. At 3 months post-op, I am thrilled with the result, and know I will be able to live a life of sport and exercise again, but most important, just be pain free. Also, the in-house physical therapy team at Sports Medicine Oregon has been invaluable to my recovery as well - it's inevitable to feel down physically but also mentally post-surgery, but their team is right there to pick you up and push you forward from the get-go. I truly thank Dr. Edelson, Dr. Murphy and Jason Vila for helping me feel normal again, and to look ahead in my life.”



  • ACL Surgery

“I tore my ACL playing soccer, and from the time from pre-surgery to surgery to post surgery, I have had fantastic care and communication from Dr. Edelson. Along with Dr. Edelson, and the support staff of Valerie and Erynn, I have been treated with a great sense of professionalism, and personal care, that I look forward to every appointment. The fact, that Dr. Edelson and his staff deal with a high level professional athlete, and numerous patients, then in turn treat me with that same professionalism and individual care is very comforting. They are many choices out there, for Sports Medicine, for me choosing Oregon Sports Med and Dr. Edelson, Valerie and Erynn was one of the best choices I made--I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for treating me like that professional athlete!”



  • Rotator cuff re-attachment

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“My shoulder has been nearly pain free, after just ~3wks. Of course there is PT to be done, but recovery has been going better than I could have dreamed. Thanks much to Dr Greenleaf(already played some guitar, carefully), Sheri, Dr Bolka(no adverse affects from anesthesia) and Jason for everything going so well.”



  • Left Total Knee Replacement

“I am writing to express my great satisfaction with the treatment I received and the care given to me after the surgery.

I didn't expect the kind of follow-up, support and attention to my questions and needs that you and your staff provided.

I especially want to thank you for the efforts of the PA and MA. They were extremely helpful in dealing with all of my post-surgical issues. Their efforts went way beyond any of my previous experiences with the medical profession.

Again, Thank you!”

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