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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.