Sports Medicine Patient Stories

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A young girl and boy ready to race on an athletics track

Ready, Set, Safe Youth Running

For young athletes motivated to do so, adding a running routine to their training can be extremely beneficial. Here’s how to do it safely.

Kallen Zarembski on the ice

UH Athletic Trainer Identifies Rare Condition in Teen Hockey Player

When 17-year-old Kallen Zarembski noticed his swollen arm, he assumed it was a forgotten hockey injury, but behind the swelling was a rare and life-threatening condition called Paget Schroetter Syndrome.

Amy and her three boys

Torn ACL Threatens to Take Busy Mom Out of the Game

When Amy – runner, soccer coach and mom to three boys – experienced a complete tear of her left ACL, the orthopedic experts at UH worked around her busy schedule to get her up and running again.

India on the field

Torn ACL Threatens to Take Young Athlete Out of the Game

A mid-air collision during a soccer game left high school athlete India with a game-stopping torn ACL. Learn how orthopedic surgeon, James Voos, MD, got her back in the game, pain-free.

Bill Roberts stands with his bicycle

Hip Replacement Returns 71-year-old to his Active Lifestyle

After conservative treatments failed to relieve Bill’s pain from a torn labrum in his left hip, he turned to the orthopedic experts at UH for a hip replacement – and has been on the go, pain-free, ever since.

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Quick Diagnosis and Treatment of Teen’s Hip Injury Leads to Full Recovery

High school junior, Aaron Manis, experienced a sharp pain in his hip while playing football. The sports medicine experts at the UH Orthopedic Injury Clinic evaluated him that day and started treatment. Eight weeks later he was back on the field.

Competitive gymnast Ravenna Bala

High School Gymnast Benefits From Personalized Care for Torn ACL

When high school gymnast, Ravenna Bala, experienced a partial ACL tear, she turned to the experts at University Hospitals for personalized care and achieved the best possible outcome.

Meadow Hynd smiles at poolside

Innovative Surgery Repairs Hip Dysplasia in Young Competitive Swimmer

UH surgeons used a unique combined arthroscopic and open surgical approach to treat hip dysplasia in Meadow, a 16-year-old competitive swimmer.

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