Our Services

Dr. Ruht continues to provide care to general orthopedic patients. 

Orthopedic Elbow Treatments

Dr. Ruht continues to provide care to patients who present with Overuse Syndrome and pain, secondary to tennis elbow, arthritis and nerve injuries. Surgical and non-surgical treatments are available.

PinPointe Foot Laser

PinPointe FootLaser is the first and currently the only laser to receive a clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the symptoms of patients suffering from onychomycosis. The Orthopedic Foot, Ankle and Knee Institute is the only orthopedic surgery practice in the Allentown, Lehigh Valley area to offer this clinically proven treatment. We have been designated a “Reference Center” to promote and teach this technology to other health care providers.

Fungal nail infection is estimated to affect more than 10% of the U.S. population, or 35 million Americans. Given the number of patients who suffer from nail fungus nationwide, we believe that you will be interested in receiving treatments with the PinPointe FootLaser.

The PinPointe FootLaser is designed specifically to meet the needs of the orthopedic community. PinPointe FootLaser typically requires a 30-minute treatment performed in the comfort and privacy of our office.

Nail fungus is an embarrassing chronic condition that impacts a person’s quality of life and can lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. The treatment of nail infection is difficult because the infection is under and inside of the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach and destroy the infection. Treatments such as medicated nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as bleach, vinegar, mouthwash or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.

Treatments such as medicated nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as bleach, vinegar, mouthwash or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.

For these reasons, we believe that a breakthrough treatment with the PinPointe FootLaser provides new hope for you. In fact, after a single treatment, between 68% and 81% of the patients experienced an increase in clear nail at 6 and 12 months, and 81% of all patients saw sustained improvement at 12 months.

If you would like to learn more about this new and exciting treatment for nail fungus, please call our office and my staff will be more than happy to answer your questions.


Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Treatments

Dr. Ruht offers advanced surgical techniques and care for bunions, hammertoes, painful flat feet, midfoot and ankle arthritis.

Dr. Ruht is an experienced and certified user of SANUWAVE for chronic heel and arch pain secondary to plantar fasciitis.

You can find more foot and ankle information, along with step-by-step orthopedic animations, in our patient education section – An Orthopedic Library of Videos

Orthopedic Shoulder Treatments

Dr. Ruht continues to provide non-surgical and surgical care for shoulder injuries.  Non-surgical treatments include nsaids, injections, and physical therapy.  Surgical treatments include arthroscopy, arthroscopic decompression, repair of rotator cuff tears, and shoulder replacements.

You can find more shoulder information, along with step-by-step orthopedic animations in our patient education section.

Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Treatments

Dr. Ruht continues to offer surgical and non-surgical techniques for painful and overuse syndromes of the hand, wrist and forearms.  These overuse syndromes include carpal tunnel, trigger finger, arthritis and tendonitis.

You can find more hand and wrist information, along with step-by-step orthopedic animations in our patient education section.

Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)

Orthopedic Spine Treatments

Dr. Ruht’s expertise may be in foot, ankle and knee surgery, but he continues to provide care for patients with chronic spine problems including neck, thoracic, and low back problems.  He does the initial evaluation and work up, as well as nonsurgical conservative treatments.

If the patient requires further treatment or surgery, he will refer that patient to a spine specialist.

Orthopedic Knee Treatments

Dr. Ruht has extensive experience in treating acute, subacute and chronic knee injuries including traumatic, overuse and athletic damage to the knee. Surgical and non-surgical treatment includes light-weight customized and off -the -shelf knee braces with on-site casting, custom fitting and modifications by our Certified Full-time Orthotist.  Dr. Ruht’s office is an Accredited and Certified Member of ABC*, a prestigious organization with stringent certification requirements.

Dr. Ruht provides non-surgical treatment for knee injuries including intra-articular injections of hyaluronic products (i.e.: synvisc, hyalgan, supartz, and euflexa) and steroids. Dr. Ruht is experienced in reconstructive knee surgeries including arthroscopic, microfracture, cartilage transplant, alignment reconstruction, and total knee replacements (mini-incision–gender specific, using state of the art custom prosthesis.

You can find more knee information, along with step-by-step animations, by viewing our patient education section.

*American Board Certification for Orthotics and Prosthetics

Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP

Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.  In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.  

Click the link to learn more about this innovative procedure: rejuvenateyourhealth.org.

Orthotics Therapy

For patients requiring orthotic care, a high-quality treatment plan can return a patient to work sooner and allow for proper exercise and mobility. In the case of diabetic patient’s care management, proper orthotic care can reduce the likelihood of future complications.

Due to these reasons, certain insurance companies are beginning to see increased value in raising their standards for providers of orthotic care. Therefore, becoming an accredited facility shows the patients how important their care is to us.

Our Facility has  received the accreditation from ABC* and we proudly display our logo to let the patients know of our accomplishment.

This service is unique to the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities providing “one-stop shopping” for all bracing needs and requirements.  For your convenience, we have a full-time, Certified Orthotist on premises at all times providing custom casting, fabrication, fittings and modifications. We also carry off-the-shelf braces if needed.

As a courtesy to our patients, we will verify insurance coverage and obtain precertification if required.

*American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

ECM (Extracellular Matrix) Therapy

You may have heard about ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) and ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) therapy and have wondered how they’re being used to treat injury. ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) Therapy—also known as regenerative medicine—promotes the repair of diseased, dysfunctional, or injured tissue using ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix). Dr. Ruht’s Regenerative Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Practice offers this treatment option because we believe it is an effective means to help patients heal from an injury or degenerative condition. 

Our goal is a significant improvement in pain and function:  rejuvenateyourhealth.org.

Leading Surgical & Nonsurgical Techniques

Orthopedic care involves both surgical and non-surgical approaches, with orthopedic surgeons employing advanced techniques to repair fractures, reconstruct joints, and alleviate chronic conditions