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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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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What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip?

Posted on September 12, 2012

Arthritis, an inflammation of the joints, generally associated with pain, may take several different forms. Osteoarthritis is one of the more common forms of arthritis and is generally known as the “wear and tear” type-arthritis. Osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in approximately 10 million Americans. Since this is a “wear and tear” problem, nearly everyone older than 55 years of age has some form of osteoarthritis somewhere in their body.

Osteoarthritis generally begins after age 40 and develops over many years,

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