Dr. Ruhlman’s Trip to Kenya

Last month OSS reported that Dr. Ruhlman and his family were leaving for Kenya once again.

They are back and this is what Dr. Ruhlman had to say about his travels with his family,

“I had the pleasure once again to travel this winter to Kenya to serve in an underprivileged area, providing orthopedic surgical care to patients in a small rural hospital in Bomet, Kenya. This was my second trip to this hospital and first with my family as we enjoyed the hospitality of the locals and helped them medically as they graciously introduced us to their way of life. The predominance of surgeries I performed involved fractures and infections as dangerous roads and driving conditions unfortunately cause a very large amount of significant trauma to the working class. It is extremely important in their culture and economy to get these patients back on their feet to allow them to continue to provide for our family. I had the opportunity to let my family enjoy the trip with me and we were impressed with the beauty of the country and its people. We also had a chance to witness up close the amazing wildlife that has been so well preserved in Kenya – it was a trip of a lifetime for me and my family, though I hope to have the opportunity to go back in the future.”

Check out the pictures from his trip!

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Dr. Ruhlman and his family are leaving for Kenya this Christmas Eve!

Dr. Ruhlman and his family are leaving for Kenya this Christmas Eve. Dr. Ruhlman served at Tenwick Hospital in Bomet, Kenya last year and he is doing it again. According to Dr. Ruhlman, “The country was quite beautiful and the people are very generous and accommodating. Just about a 4-hour drive out of Nairobi, Tenwick Hospital is a rural 300- bed hospital serving a very large under served area. The hospital employs over 500 local kenyan workers and has significant international support. World Medical Mission supports the hospital with logistics and helping volunteers travel to Tenwick and that is how I got involved to help with their Orthopedic Surgical load.”

Last year, Dr. Ruhlman performed 3-5 surgeries per day working with the resident and attending surgeons and helped teach them techniques that he uses in his practice.

What a great way to pay it forward Dr. Ruhlman! Kudos to you and Happy Holidays to you and your family while you will be in Kenya!

2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk – A Successful Run!

On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Team Proliance Surgeons participated in the Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis event held at the Westlake Center in Seattle, WA. 150 runners and walkers from Team Proliance Surgeons, OSS’parent company, braved the cold weather to participate in the event and raise awareness about arthritis.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “The Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk is the largest in the country, raising the most money for critical arthritis research and programs! This year we aim to raise even more awareness and more money than ever before to improve the lives of the 1.3 million people with arthritis who live in Washington State.”

Team Proliance Surgeons was the #1 Fundraising team for 2013! We also rank #10 nationally, having raised $12,457.00, the largest amount out of all the teams for this great cause!

Overall, the Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk event raised $649,044.00 giving Seattle, WA the top spot as the highest fundraisers for this event!

Go Team Proliance Surgeons!


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Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle Speaker Series on Orthopedic Health and Information Topics Continues through December 2013

Seattle, WA – During the last quarter of 2013, the physicians of Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) have been speaking to the community and the greater Seattle population, on orthopedic topics including Joint Replacement, Relief from Hand and Wrist Pain, and Relief from Foot and Ankle Pain at the Swedish Ballard Hospital campus.

Dr. Ruhlman of OSS will be rounding out the Speaker Series with his topic, Relief from Your Hand and Wrist Pain on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Swedish Ballard Hospital campus from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Dr. Ruhlman will discuss treatments for different types of fractures; ways to treat arthritis in the wrist, thumbs and fingers; and how to prevent and treat carpal tunnel syndrome and other overuse conditions. Dr. Ruhlman trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon locally at the University of Washington and spent additional time at Harvard training in the complex disorders affecting the Hand, Shoulder and Elbow. “By using what I have learned, I strive to give you the top orthopedic care by not only achieving superior technical results, but to spend the time necessary to help you understand your injury and so we can work towards your specific goals and needs,” states Dr. Ruhlman.

To find out more and register for this class, visit: https://www.eventsvc.com/swedishhealth/seattle/event/4852f607-7ea9-4123-b207-c4154988bc27.

Physicians at OSS perform highly specialized procedures for orthopedic surgery and general orthopedic care for adults and children. Each one of their eight physicians strives to be a leader in orthopedic medicine. They have extensive training and experience in general orthopedics, trauma, fracture care, total joint replacement, sports medicine, non-surgical treatment and overuse conditions. Treatment of injuries is performed in a relaxed setting, with an expert surgeon, as well as state-of-the art equipment. OSS is also the only orthopedic center in the state of Washington that offers Sonocur, a non-surgical treatment for tendonitis. Their comprehensive orthopedic approach provides patients with the ability to continue their active lifestyles as well as peace of mind.