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Ekaterina Urch M.D., Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Bend, OR


Restoring Your Active Lifestyle
Dr. Urch uses state of the art treatments and technology helping patients overcome injury to live an active and healthy life.
Ekaterina Urch M.D., Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Bend, OR

Dr. Urch

Orthopedic Surgeon
Certified in Sports Medicine

Dr. Ekaterina Urch is a fellowship trained and board certified sports medicine physician who has undergone training at HSS and Kerlan Jobe Clinic, two of the most prestigious and respected institutions in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She has a passion for helping patients overcome injury to live an active and healthy life. From her experience as a collegiate volleyball player, she understands firsthand the frustration and stress that injury can cause. Dr. Urch treats patients of all ages with diverse orthopedic injuries.

Team Physician

  • Bend Senior High School
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Anaheim Ducks

Expertise in
Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are musculoskeletal injuries that can occur anywhere in the body. They may be acute injuries such as sprains or fractures or chronic overuse injuries such as tendonitis. We focus on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation to help you return to top form.

shoulder Joint Replacement

shoulder Joint

Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses.

Publications & Research

  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
    With Suture Bridge

    The gold standard for management of elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in elite athletes is reconstruction of the UCL with a tendon graft.

  • A Modification of the Active
    Compression Test for the
    Shoulder Biceps-Labrum

    The active compression test (O'Brien Sign) is widely used by physicians to aid in the diagnosis of biceps-labrum complex disease.

  • Biceps Tenodesis: A Comparison
    of Tendon-to-Bone and
    Tendon-to-Tendon Healing in a
    Rat Model

    In this article, we report on the differences in the healing biology of biceps tenodesis performed on either bone or soft tissue in a rat model.

Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Urch was very knowledgeable and put me through a thorough exam. The medication she used to treat my inflammation has helped tremendously, and the physical therapy she recommended has been great.
  • Overall great experience, very satisfied with Dr. Urch and her team. 2.5 months post-op. She was knowledgeable, professional, and meticulous.
    Paul W
  • Dr Urch thoroughly examined me and helped me come up wit a plan to stay active and manage flare ups until I have knee replacements. I am confident she is the right doctor for me!
    Rennie M

Patient Resources

Watch these videos to learn more about the various conditions and procedures affecting your joint

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • NYU
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute