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 Videos Click 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.
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery The 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 lastest 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.
  • Caren C. Ruht, D.M.D. Prosthodontics – Implant, Cosmetic Dentistry – General Dentistry. Dr. Caren Ruht currently practices in Allentown, PA. Her Practice is located at 744 19th Street and is always accepting new patients. Please check out her website for more information.
  • FootCareMD What is an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist? Click on the link here and see for yourself.
  • Subchondroplasty The SCP® Procedure is a minimally-invasive surgery that targets and fills subchondral bone defects, often referred to as Bone Marrow Lesions (BML). These often-painful defects are in the spongy cancellous bone that underlies the cortical bone. The procedure is usually performed along with arthroscopy ("scoping") of the nearby joint, allowing your surgeon to visualize and treat findings inside the joint.
  • Euflexxa If you have OA of the knee, you know the symptoms: pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. You probably also know that over-the-counter pain relievers and exercise are commonly used to help with these symptoms. But if you are using over-the-counter pain relievers for your knee pain without success, you should know about an additional option: Euflexxa. Euflexxa is another kind of treatment for OA knee pain, called hyaluronic acid. It helps lubricate, protect, and cushion the knee. It can reduce pain and help improve your ability to perform everyday activities. Sound good? Please click on the link to read on and to learn more.
  • Hyalgan is a kind of hyaluronate that is injected directly into your knee by Dr.Ruht. Hyalgan is one of several hyaluronates that have been approved for the relief of OA knee pain. Hyaluronate is a natural substance found in high amounts in your body’s joint tissue and joint fluid. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber inside the joint, enabling your knee to work properly. Click on the link to learn more about Hyalgan and what it can do for you.
  • Orthovisc When exercise and over the counter pain medications no longer are effective to manage knee pain which is caused by osteoarthritis (OA), ORTHOVISC may be the answer for you. ORTHOVISC is the only FDA-approved treatment made from ultra-pure hyaluronan, a naturally occurring lubricant found in healthy knee joints. This knee pain injection provides up to six months of pain relief. ORTHOVISC is made from bacterial cells and does not come from avian sources. This means that ORTHOVISC will not cause an allergic reaction if you suffer from avian allergies. Follow this link and learn more about it today.
  • 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.