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Dr. Reed Interviewed by KVI 570am Radio about Peroneal Injuries and Achilles Rupture

Dr. Mark Reed is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon providing specialty care of all foot and ankle disorders. He treats both adolescents and adults with a special focus on sports-related injuries, including ankle instability, cartilage lesions, and Achilles tendon injuries. He also performs joint replacements and reconstructive surgery for degenerative conditions such as arthritis and tendon dysfunction. In addition, he provides state-of-the-art treatment in the areas of fracture care and sports medicine.

Recently interviewed by KVI 570am radio, he discusses two orthopedic topics:  Peroneal Injuries and Achilles Rupture.

OSS October Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest news and events at OSS. The October newsletter is here! Click here to check it out.


Neighbors helping Neighbors

OSS Food bank Donation Drive

October 13 – November 21, 2014

‘Tis the season of giving!  Take part in OSS’ time of giving benefitting the Ballard Food Bank recipients during this holiday season.  Donate shelf stable food items and hygiene products to either OSS lobby locations so we can bring food and hope to our neighbors! Read More


Training for a Triathlon

The 2014 Seattle Seafair Triathlon and Kids Seafair Triathlon will take place on July 20, 2014.  OSS is the Presenting Sponsor for these events and the orthopedic surgeons would like to congratulate the athletes who are coming out to be part of this event.


Training for a triathlon is tough but that’s part of the challenge.  Consider this:  Four out of five amateur triathletes are injured while training, and three of those four are injured badly enough to affect their daily activities.

The complexity of the sport and broad range of knowledge needed to train and compete safely are contributing factors. The triathlete must learn about appropriate equipment specifications, proper body mechanics, injury prevention and overall training programs that prepare the body for the stresses of triathlon.

Cross-training for three different events also increases the risk of certain overuse injuries, and an untreated injury in one part of the body can lead to problems elsewhere. For example, a knee injury from running can cause extra stress on the back, leading to lower back pain when cycling; and the cumulative effects of swimming and cycling can fatigue calf muscles, making legs more susceptible to injury during a run.

The good news is, most nontraumatic injuries are related to training errors that can be corrected – and professionals with specialized knowledge in triathlon training and injury prevention can help.

Prevention: Training Smart

The best way to avoid a traumatic injury is a training program that balances strength, flexibility and endurance through appropriate weight-lifting, stretching and cross-training. But training techniques are not one-size-fits-all. Every individual has a unique combination of anatomy, strength, endurance, and flexibility – so what works well for one athlete is not always the best advice for another.

Understanding the complex interactions between musculoskeletal groups related to swimming, cycling, and running is essential in triathlon training. An OSS surgeon can evaluate your physical conditioning, analyze your training techniques and correct errors that can lead to future injuries, and provide a training program optimized for you as an individual.

The best training program can’t prevent all injuries. When injuries do occur, there are three things you need to know: (1) how to evaluate the severity of an injury, (2) how to self-treat an overuse injury, and (3) when to seek professional help.

Dr. Weil has this to say about the upcoming triathlon and words of wisdom when it comes to training for a triathlon, “I’d like to congratulate all the triathletes participating in the 2014 Seafair Triathlon!  I’d also like to send a special congratulations to the first time triathletes participating in this year’s event.  As you all know training for and participating in the sport of triathlon involves a huge commitment on the part of athletes and their families.  Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t go as planned and injury can derail even the most experienced triathletes.  I have experienced this issue first hand from all perspectives, as a treating physician, as a 2013 Ironman Canada Finisher, and currently as an injured athlete in rehabilitation trying to get back to the sport.  When the unforeseen occurs, it is always best to seek medical evaluation.  Often times if issues are addressed early on, they can be treated without significant time loss from training and without surgery.  It is my goal as a treating physician to understand athletes needs and to work together with athletes to help them return to sport as soon as possible. “


If you believe you are suffering from a sport-related injury and need specialized orthopedic care, the orthopedic surgeons at OSS provide excellent treatment options for your injury.  Please feel free to contact OSS at (206) 633-8100 to schedule an appointment.

Save the Dates! OSS is Halibut Sponsor for this year’s 40th Annual Ballard Seafood Fest



Save the Dates!  OSS is Halibut Sponsor for this year’s 40th Annual Ballard Seafood Fest


Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) is excited to be a Halibut sponsor for the 40th annual Ballard Seafood Fest. OSS encourages anyone with a love of seafood, or a love of Seattle to come out and support the Ballard Seafood Fest on July 12th and 13th.


This year’s free event will feature a variety of performances on three different stages.  There will family friendly entertainment including superhero themed-kids activities at Ballard Commons Park.  For adults, enjoy the Ballard Beer Fest and Salmon BBQ in honor of the mighty salmon and its Northwest heritage. For more information about the Ballard Beer Fest, join the conversation on Twitter:  #BallardBeerFest


Stop by our booth and meet your OSS providers and staff.  We look forward to seeing you there! To find out more about the Ballard Seafood Fest, visit:


Event Details:

Saturday & Sunday
Saturday, July 12:  11 am – 9 pm

Sunday, July 13:  11am – 7pm


Save the Date! Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle invites you to “Green Up Summer” at the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival!


Save the Date!  Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle invites you to “Green Up Summer” at the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival!


The longest running Seafair children’s parade is in its 65th year! It is taking place on Saturday July 5th and will be led down 45th street by Grand Marshall Lisa Taylor, Program Director for Seattle Tilth.


Following the parade there will be the Wallingford Family Festival. Stop by the OSS booth and meet your OSS physicians and staff as well as enjoy the festival grounds for food, family activities and musical performances for all ages!  There will also be a Beer, Bites & Wine Tasting Garden and a bouncy house for the kids! See you there!


For more information about the Wallingford Parade and Festival, visit:


Event Details:


45th Street starting at 11:00 a.m.


12:00 at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SAVE THE DATES! OSS will be at the following 2014 Seafair Events

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Save the Dates as Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) is the Presenting Sponsor of the following Signature Events:

Seafair Triathlon & Kids Seafair Triathlon

Date:  Sunday, July 20, 2014

Location: Seward Park

Time:  6:30 am

OSS will be onsite!


Seafair Torchlight Fan Fest & Torchlight Night Run

Date:  Saturday, July 26, 2014

Event:  Seafair Torchlight FanFest
Time:  2 pm to 6 pm

Location:  Seattle Center


Event:  Seafair Torchlight Run
Location:  Seattle Center/Downtown Seattle

Time:  6:30 pm

OSS is providing a photo booth to capture runners, a booth exhibiting their services and OSS providers will be on-hand to provide warm-up exercises on the Main Stage prior to the run!

Save the Date: May 4, 2014 OSS Sponsors “Field of our Dreams” Event

OSS Sponsors Wallingford Boys and Girls Club 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game “Field of our Dreams” Event.  For more information, click here



Save the Date: May 8, 2014 OSS Participates in Inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair

Save the Date:  May 8, 2014 OSS Participates in Inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair

The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Wallingford Wellness Fair

Date:  Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Address:  Wallingford Community Senior Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N #140

For more information, call the event coordinator at 206-632-7154 ext. 306 or call OSS at (206) 633-8100.