Helping Young Patients Get Back to Their Active Lives

Every day, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are helping young people make a comeback after bone, joint or muscle injury has kept them from their normal active lives. Here are just a few of their inspiring stories of overcoming these obstacles with the help of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery.

Sawyer in her cast

Sawyer’s Spica Story

When Sawyer started to walk, her mother noticed a slight limp, revealed to be developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), a condition which can lead to pain and arthritis at a young age.

Andrew discusses his knee problem and how it was treated at UH.

Andrew’s Story

Even though 11-year-old Andrew’s knee problem is extremely rare, the experts at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital were quick to discover what was wrong.

Emilee Starling practices in the dance studio

Emilee’s Story

For those who see Emilee Starling today as she competes in national dance contests, it might be hard to believe she had major spine surgery at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Maryn, Sherry, Madison and Brooke Whay

Sherry’s Story

Sherry has three talented daughters who participate in high-level athletic activities, so it was no surprise that she would eventually need the help of the great sports medicine program at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Michael Glotzbecker and Tony S.

Tony’s Story

A triplet and lifelong patient of UH Rainbow, Tony gained confidence (and an extra three inches in height!) after undergoing an intense, 12-hour surgery to correct his forward and sideways spinal curvatures.

Dr. Lynn Woo and Trey are all smiles behind the masks

Trey’s Story

William “Trey” Clark had more intense medical procedures in his first week of life than many do in a lifetime, sp this fun loving 8 year-old doesn’t sweat the small stuff.