Dr. Kenneth Lin, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Kenneth Lin, MD
Dr. Kenneth Lin, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Everett, WA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Lin is affiliated with EvergreenHealth Monroe, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland.

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Secondary Specialty - Shoulder and Elbow

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  • Answers Questions
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Bothell, WA |
I am a current patient of Dr. Lin's. He did my shoulder surgery and my recovery was miraculous! My physical therapist couldn't believe how fast and how well i was doing in a short amount of time. Dr. Lin is a kind and caring physician. He LISTENS and he is very good at explaining things. I also like the fact that he went over my MRI and xrays with me and took the time to make sure that I understood things. He is trustworthy. He does what he says he is going too. His team is also the greatest.
in Lake Stevens, WA |
Dr. Lin and the staff were fantastic top to bottom! They were professional, knowledgable and did a great job with explaining the procedure. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Lin and crew if you're in need of a shoulder surgery. My *only* complaint is how long it took to receive the filled out STD/FMLA forms. But I'd certainly it be that way than the other way around ;-)
in Snohomish. WA |
Excellent with all respects . Knowledge, explaining how and why in my case my shoulder would benefit having surgery and i did have a massive rotator cuff injury . Even the Physical Therapist could tell that because of Dr Lin's surgery expertise, my surgery would mend successfully and it sure did. I would recommend Dr Lin any time for your shoulder surgery . Thank you , Dr Lin , Andy Reynolds.
in Lake Stevens, WA |
I injured my shoulder and knew he was the only doctor I wanted to take care of me. He explained my injury to me very clearly, gave me the option of steroid injection and physical therapy before heading right to surgery. We tried injection and therapy to no avail and he repaired my shoulder. I am very, very pleased! His skill as a shoulder surgeon is second to none!! I highly recommend him!
in Everett, WA |
Excellent surgeon both pre-op and post-op! Very clear in his explanations of my existing shoulder issues. Surgery went smoothly and the prognosis for full recovery is very good
in Everett, WA |
Dr. Lin fixed my right shoulder two years ago and he did a Stellar job! I had acromian impingement, slap tear and partial thickness tear of rotator cuff and labram tear. Now my left shoulder has the same problem and I went right back to him. I am confident that he and his staff will give me the same great care and service I had 2 years ago. I am grateful that they are a great resource close to where I live.
in Monroe, WA |
Friendly staff. Dr. Lin answered all my questions and explained clearly. I did not feel rushed during my visits, even though the appointment times did not take long at all. Easy to make appointments in the Monroe office.
in Kirkland, WA |
Dr. Lin helped me with a severe case of shoulder tendentious. We explored a couple of different options. I appreciated that he was able to guide me to improve my range of motion and eventually recover using physical therapy, and avoid surgery.
in Monroe, WA |
Dr. Lin completed surgery on my right shoulder. He was very informative throughout the consultation process outlining my options (which included non-surgical remedies) to ensure I understood the pros and cons. He was patient with answering all my questions and helped me feel comfortable making the decision that was best for my lifestyle.
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Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

Secondary Specialty - Shoulder and Elbow

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Carrell Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate