OSS Wishes the Seattle Seahawks Good Luck!

Good Luck to the Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers – Clash between two NFL titans!

We know that the rivalry between Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh goes back to their college jobs at USC and Stanford adds to the intensity of Seahawks-49ers match-ups; and on Sunday, January 19, at 3:30 pm, these teams will battle for the NFC Division Championship at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington.

Blue Friday is in full swing here at OSS as well as in Seattle! Even Starbucks is marketing Blue Friday, offering 12th-Man coffee instead of a “tall” for only 12 cents to all Seahawks fans sporting the team’s colors! As big fans of the Seahawks, we want to wish them good luck and let’s bring home that NFC Championship so we can move on to the Super Bowl!

Go Seahawks!

Left Hip Injury knocks Olympic Gold Medalist, Evan Lysacek out of Sochi Olympics

USA Today reported that Evan Lysacek, U.S.’ Olympic gold medal winner in men’s figure skating pulled out of the Sochi Games in 2014 due to a torn labrum in his left hip.

The report states, “After a series of serious injuries, including a torn labrum in his left hip, 2010 Olympic champion Evan Lysacek ended his dream of competing in his third Games on Tuesday. Lysacek said the pain in recent months was excruciating. If he continued training, he would risk serious and permanent damage, his doctors told him. “With a warning like that, I felt I had no choice,” Lysacek said.

Figure skating is a very physical sport, with hips and knees greatly affected.Other notable Olympians like Kimmie Meissner, Tara Lapinski and even Michelle Kwan have suffered through orthopedic injuries and sometimes ending their careers. Another Olympian, Brian Boitano was also quoted in the article stating,“Skaters are leaving the sport and getting hip and knee replacements. There are a lot more serious injuries compared to when I competed. It’s sad. We’re losing a lot of young skaters.”

A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum acts like a socket to hold the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) in place. Athletes who participate in such sports as ice hockey, soccer, football, golf and ballet are at higher risk of developing a hip labral tear. Structural abnormalities of the hip also can lead to a hip labral tear.

Symptoms include hip pain or a “catching” sensation in your hip joint. Initial treatment may include pain relievers and physical therapy. Using arthroscopic techniques, surgeons can remove loose fragments from within the joint and trim or repair the hip labral tear.Dr. Downer said the following of Evan’s injury, “I hope that this is not more than an isolated incident. Additional injury will have a negative impact on a successful recovery.”

If you would like more information on hip or knee replacements, call Orthopedic Specialists and make an appointment with one of our expert, orthopedic doctors at (206) 633-8100.

Dr. Ruhlman Finishes the California International Marathon (CIM)

Congratulations Dr. Ruhlman for completing the 2013 California International Marathon in Sacramento, CA on December 8, 2013!

According to the CIM’s web site, “The CIM was founded in 1983 by the Sacramento Running Association to bring a world-class running event to the Sacramento area. The same course developed then provides runners with a very fast, point-to-point, net-downhill marathon.

Tracing a historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at the Folsom Dam,passes through semi-rural suburbs into bustling midtown Sacrament, and has a spectacular finish in front of the California State Capitol. The CIM’s 26-mile, 385-yard distance is certified and sanctioned by USATF (#CA07004RS),and therefore is a Boston Marathon qualifier and an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. It is frequently a regional or national USATF Championship event as well.”

In Dr. Ruhlman’s words about the race, “”Great race, great people and a well organized race. The conditions and the distance pushed my limits as always, but it was really rewarding to cross the finish line.”Dr. Ruhlman’s official time for completing the marathon was 03:16:25!Congratulations Dr. Ruhlman and way to go!


Congratulations Dr. Weil On Competing in the Ironman in Whistler, BC

Congratulations Dr. Weil for competing and completing in the Whistler Blackcomb Subaru Ironman Canada in Whistler, BC!


The race started with a two-loop swim in Alta Lake. Athletes then had a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop bike course via the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Callaghan Valley and Pemberton.

The two-loop run course utilized the Valley Trail, winding past Lost Lake and Green Lake before finishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village.

Dr. Weil’s official time was 14:31:36 for completing the Ironman! Way to go Dr. Weil!

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