Category: The Replacements

We’re very proud of The Replacements, who have all had various orthopaedic treatments, surgeries and well… replacements. These wonderful people run or walk the Bloomsday race every year. Learn more about these fascinating folks in the articles below. If you’d like to join The Replacements give us a call or email Cherrie at

Taking the Next Step

Posted on June 10, 2015
Taking the next step

Cars may need fixing, houses may need repairs, and the occasional broken bone needs to mend. You’re used to fixing things and waiting for things to heal! That’s the nature of life – that things will certainly break and you must decide how to fix what you can. When it comes to your joints, it’s no different. There are many treatments available today that can put you back on the path to recovery without invasive surgeries,

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The Replacements – Bloomsday 2014

Posted on May 19, 2014

Nearly 50,000 runners and walkers took to the streets for the 38th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run on May 4th, with 49 of those Bloomies participating as “The Replacements.”  “The Replacements,” sponsored annually by OSC, is a group from around the region who’ve had hip, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, hand, wrist or elbow surgery (including replacements) from the surgeons at OSC Premier Bone and Joint Surgeons of Spokane.

This year’s Bloomsday race avoided significant rain showers by just hours.

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Not Slowing Down

Posted on July 22, 2013

On her 30th Bloomsday, there’s not much that surprises Debra Peale anymore. She knows every mile. She knows exactly what she’ll have for breakfast and where to look for the nuns, the vulture suit and her husband after the race. But the thing that never gets old, she says, is watching the other racers.

“Everybody can go, from the elite-of-the-world runners all the way to normal people to the handicapped. … Any age,

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