Category: Patient Stories

Preparing for a Total Joint Replacement? Ask These Questions

Posted on August 19, 2019

Here at Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, we understand that the idea of a total replacement for a hip or knee can be daunting. That’s why we want to prepare each patient to feel confident that they are choosing the best procedure and the best orthopedic service when they come to us. These key questions can help you ascertain that your surgery will be a complete success:

  • How many of these procedures have you done in the past year?

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With Help From OSC, A Craftsman Rebuilds His Life After Surgery.

Posted on December 21, 2015
With Help From OSC, A Craftsman Rebuilds His Life After Surgery.

It’s hard for Len Zeoli to sit still. At 67, and now retired, he keeps busy, working six days a week. Speaking on the phone, he sounds like a person that is making his morning phone calls so he can clear out an entire day to devote to the work he loves.

Len is a craftsman and an artist. He spends long hours making everything from furniture to custom art pieces in the shop attached to his home in Uniontown,

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OSC Patient Profile: A Retired Construction Worker Finds A Blueprint for Recovery

Posted on November 23, 2015

John Robinson came to OSC like many patients do: an unexpected injury put him out of commission and he was in need of an orthopedic surgeon and a clinic to help him get back on his feet. Retired from the construction business but still very active, John was helping his brother with a project this past winter in Arizona when something went wrong.

“We were both picking up something to move it somewhere else when my knee got twisted in the wrong way,” he says almost cheerfully,

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OSC Patient Profile

Posted on September 17, 2015

Scott Hutsell is playing the best golf of his entire life, and he says he owes it all to Dr. Scott. Acting as County Commissioner for Lincoln County and owning a Les Schwab Tire Center, Mr. Hutsell is busy. He’s not the kind of person to let a few aches and pains interfere with his work, so when he started having back pain 12 years ago, he was reluctant to seek help.

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Britney Brownlee – Knee

Posted on April 15, 2013

Britney Brownlee
Knee Surgery
Spokane, WA

“I enjoy being active, everything from half marathons to snowboarding. But after I felt a pop in my knee snowboarding, I really couldn’t do any of that for more than a year. I had a deep pain inside my knee, but we couldn’t find anything using MRI or x-rays. Finally, Dr. Amaryllis Scott was able to identify the injury and fix it through surgery.

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Owen Davis – Elbow

Posted on April 15, 2013

Owen Davis
Elbow Reconstruction
Chewelah, WA

“It all started when I fell off of a ladder while working on my roof. I knew I had hurt my arm, but I could move everything so I thought it was ok. The original diagnosis from the doctor in my hometown was that it was not broken, but the pain continued so my doctor sent me to OSC. By the time I got there,

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Debra Peale – Total Hip Replacement

Posted on April 15, 2013

Debra Peale
Two Total Hip Replacements by David Scott MD
Benton City, WA

“Because of my orthopaedic care, I am 53 years old and just getting better!

I had both hips replaced in 2008 – 6 months apart.  I had changed jobs because my former job required me to go up and down very steep stairs all day long.  I couldn’t do it without a lot of pain. 

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Rose Johnson – Foot Reconstruction

Posted on April 15, 2013

Rose Johnson
Foot Reconstruction
Deer Park, WA

“I used orthotics for 15 years to try to mask the pain from a pronated ankle. Surgery wasn’t even an option – I couldn’t imagine being laid up for months and months. But then I heard a ‘pop’ when I planted my foot during a league bowling game, and I knew something bad had happened. Not knowing what to expect, I told them that the only thing I wanted to do was walk with my grandkids.

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