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NWOS and Orthopaedic Surgery Center Remain Open

NWOS and Orthopaedic Surgery Center Remain Open

Governor Inslee has announced a halt to elective surgeries due to rising COVID-19 cases. The governor's announcement applies to hospital surgical cases, but it does not apply to outpatient orthopedic surgical cases scheduled at the NWOS Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Surgery Center, as well as all NWOS Clinics and Express Walk-In Clinics, are open.

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When Your Doctor Has to Say No, NWOS Can Say Yes

When Your Doctor Has to Say No, NWOS Can Say Yes

The COVID‐19 pandemic has altered almost everything about our lives. In health care, clinics, hospitals, and surgical centers are often short‐staffed, or overcrowded caring for COVID patients. This has forced many people to delay surgeries and treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions, adding painful or debilitating waiting to an already stressful situation.

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Keep Backs and Necks Happy When Heading to School

Keep Backs and Necks Happy When Heading to School

After over a year of remote learning due to the pandemic, students are back at school for in‐person education. While attending school is a wonderful opportunity for learning, social development, and physical activity, those benefits don’t come without risk. NWOS hopes this year’s back‐to‐school time will result in developing student behaviors and habits for healthier bodies that can be maintained for a lifetime.

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Playing Sports in Your 40s and 50s

Playing Sports in Your 40s and 50s

Even though you’ve slowed down as your priorities have shifted, your love of sports and your desire to stay active has never faded, so it’s important to find that balance. Playing sports and a consistent exercise routine is vital for health and is an important social outlet.

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NWOS Doctors on the sidelines supporting and treating Gonzaga Athletes

NWOS Doctors on the sidelines supporting and treating Gonzaga Athletes

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is the Official Orthopedic Provider of Gonzaga Athletics. Dr. Russell VanderWilde, Dr. Khalid Shirzad, and Dr. Soren Olson work closely with these talented college athletes and their trainers. They strive to protect athletes from injury on the court and field while providing the best orthopedic treatment to get them back in the game when injuries do sometimes occur.

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

The pandemic increased individual and non-profit needs for food, financial help, and medical assistance across the region. NWOS is doing our part to help local non-profits meet those needs.

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Staying Active As You Age

Staying Active As You Age

Our goal at NWOS is to keep people as active and healthy as possible and sometimes that requires orthopedic care. Preventative care, like staying active as you get older, is by far more important. NWOS's Dr. Jonathan P. Keeve discusses how staying active can have multiple health benefits.

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Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. The providers at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists are excited to bring attention to osteoporosis and the preventive treatments available at NWOS.

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Staying Active While Staying Home

Staying Active While Staying Home

The COVID-19 pandemic and “Stay Home. Stay Safe” edicts provide an opportunity to maintain your workout routine (or start a new one). Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists has tips to help you now that gyms are closed and you have more free time.

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One Week In Havana

One Week In Havana

Two NWOS orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Kirk Reichard, and Dr. Jonathan Keeve will join Dr. Jared Roberts of Operation Walk’s Albany Team on the November 2019 medical mission to Havana, Cuba.

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NWOS at Bloomsday 2019

NWOS at Bloomsday 2019

On May 5th, thousands of people will flood the streets of downtown Spokane for Bloomsday, a 12-kilometer (7.46 mile) road race, open to runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs, and strollers...

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First, Do No Harm: NWOS Medical Missions

First, Do No Harm: NWOS Medical Missions

Sometimes the best help is to teach someone to help others

For nearly 20 years, surgeons from Northwest Orthopedic Specialists have traveled to developing countries to provide medical relief in humanitarian, disaster and conflict situations in addition to teaching in-country doctors. Each of these settings has a unique set of expectations, traditions, cultural requirements, medical obstacles, language barriers and politics. 

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Fast-track to Specialty Care

Fast-track to Specialty Care

Orthopedic Urgent Care

When you need urgent orthopedic care, there's a better option than sitting in the waiting room of an ER for three hours only to be referred to a specialist. Start by visiting the specialist first and getting treated urgently. 

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