Patient Education

Many resources are available to everyone who has access to the internet. The following links have been created to give you a preview as to the different sites that are out there for patients to utilize with reference to Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Lymphedema Therapy. Click on the link and you will be forwarded to the site’s homepage.

  • An Orthopedic Library of VideosClick on this link and it will bring you to a library of orthopedic videos from hand and wrist topics to foot and ankle videos. These videos can be viewed with or without narration and have a vast range of important information that will help you better understand the different areas of orthopedics. Once you have viewed these videos, please feel free to speak with Dr. Ruht at your next appointment if you need clarification or have any questions pertaining to any of them.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Consider this your Orthopedic Connection. Find helpful and informative data regarding Orthopedic Surgery. Patient Education library and other patient resources are available.
    • Viscosupplementation Treatment for Knee Arthritis – Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. It develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options available to help people manage pain and stay active. Learn more in this article.

  • American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryThe American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has launched a new website that is geared towards patients.  This website show patients and the public why they should choose an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon for their orthopaedic needs.
  • American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society  – The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society is the national medical specialty for orthopedic surgeons with special training and interest in the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. Click on the link for the latest information available.
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and product to Orthotist professionals. Through government relations efforts, AOPA works to raise awareness of the profession and impact policies that affect the future of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Industry. We are proud to be a member of this society and represent a professional milestone. Click on the link for more information on Orthotics.
  • WebMD – WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. Click on the link for more information.