ACL Recovery & Orthopedic Treatment Success Stories

Aaron Manis on the field

Aaron’s Story

UH Orthopedic Injury Clinic was able to quickly and accurately diagnose Aaron Manis’ injury and help him get back on the field in time for the state championships.

Andrew's Story

Andrew's Story

When 19 year old college sophomore Andrew Bucur ruptured his ACL during a soccer scrimmage, he sought help from UH orthopedic specialist, Shana Miskovsky, MD. Seven months later, he was back in the game and stronger than ever.

Bill's Story

After conservative treatment approaches failed to relieve his hip pain, 71 year-old Bill opted for hip replacement surgery and is now happily back to his active lifestyle.

Colton's Story

Colton Ray was in eighth grade when he dislocated his shoulder for the first time. An active athlete, the recurring injury eventually led him to seek help from shoulder specialist, Martin Leland, MD.

David Eisele

David’s Story

“Dr. Voos is the best surgeon I could have asked for. I would say to anyone facing a potentially sports-ending injury, It’s a tough road, but keep your head up and work hard. The end game is worth it.” – David Eisele, Avon Lake, OH

Drew Weninger in uniform

Drew’s Story

Drew Weninger never knew he had Femoral acetabular impingement until he began the steady pounding of long-distance running. Following hip arthroscopy at University Hospitals, he was astounded to run a marathon at an eight-minute-mile pace.

Frank's Story

Frank's Story

Being Active Without Pain ‘Is a Great Relief’ Frank Grace, 75, had reached his limit: the leg and hip pain he had experienced for five years had become so severe that he could not stand easily at work, shop with his wife or keep his foot on the...

Isaiah's Story

Isaiah's Story

In eighth-grade, Isaiah Gullick suffered a severely torn lateral meniscus while playing football. UH orthopedic surgeon, Michael Salata, MD, successfully performed a meniscus transplant, restoring Isaiah’s dreams of playing in the NFL.

John's Story

John's Story

Long distance runner John Dickens was training for a marathon when a sharp pain in his hip led him to seek treatment from sports medicine specialist, Sean Cupp, MD, who determined he had a stress fracture of the pelvis.

J.P. Southern

JP’s Story

“Thanks to the amazing staff at University Hospitals, I was able to make a full recovery and am now a full-time professional racer in the F3 Americas series.”

Judie's Story

Judie's Story

Judie Lesesne was a multi-sport athlete in high school and planned to play college basketball. When diagnosed with an acetabular labral tear and hip dysplasia, a team of UH experts collaborated to return Judie to her active lifestyle.

Kyle's Story

Kyle's Story

Kyle Stergis landed badly during a high school basketball game and experienced immediate pain in his right hip. Playing through the pain, he ultimately caused damage to his left hip as well and turned to Michael Salata, MD, for help.

Marie's Story

High school sophomore, Marie Gluth, was a three-sport, year-round athlete until she injured her shoulder playing basketball. Marie sought treatment from sports medicine physician, James Voos, MD, and is now back to enjoying her active lifestyle.

Maritza’s Story

Maritza's Story

At age 15, Maritza Guerra, was living in China with her family when she injured her knee and required surgery. The family crossed the Atlantic to consult with knee surgery specialist James Voos, MD, who was able to repair Maritza’s knee.

Meadow Hynd

Meadow's Story

Meadow was 16 when we was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and a labral tear. Learn how an innovative combined procedure helped the Gilmour Academy swimmer continue her swimming career at the collegiate level.

Competitive gymnast Ravenna Bala discusses her ACL treatment plan at University Hospitals

Ravenna’s Story

Competitive gymnast, Ravenna Bala, was a high school sophomore when she tore her ACL. She sought treatment from her team physician, Chris Tangen, DO and Cleveland Browns Head Team Physician, James Voos, MD.

Victoria's Story

Victoria's Story

When a skating accident resulted in a severe hand injury, 8-year-old Victoria required surgery and months of rehabilitation. A UH team of specialists collaborated to heal her injury and return her to the world of competitive ice skating.

Young Female Athletes

Young Female Athletes

As more young women enter the world of competitive sports, orthopedic physicians are seeing an increase in the number of ACL injuries in females. UH sports medicine specialists are using their expertise to return these athletes to the action.

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Bryan's Story

Hockey captain skates back to strength following season-ending knee injury The Lake Erie Monsters team captain knew the eerily familiar feeling when he slammed into the boards and his knee buckled in the battle over the puck. Exactly one year...

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Mary Ann's Story

Local Woman Returns to Her Active Lifestyle After Hip Replacement Makes Pain a Distant Memory At age 75, Mary Ann Surtz leads an active lifestyle that might challenge a much younger person. She serves as board treasurer for the Wickliffe Senior...

Agnes' Story

Agnes' Story

80-Year-Old Runner Continues to Compete After Finding Knee Pain Relief Agnes Smith began running at age 40 to help her get through a painful divorce. She became hooked after coming in second place in her first 5K and she ran her first marathon a...

Brenda's Story

Brenda's Story

Total Knee Replacement Allows a Local Woman to Return to Doing the Things She Loves Brenda James began experiencing arthritis pain in her right knee in February 2017. By March, the pain elevated to the point where she needed to see a physician, so...

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Cathy's Story

When 62-year-old Cathy Peltz heard the words “You need a hip replacement” from her doctor, she was shocked. Like most of us, the assistant in University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center’s Information Services department thought she could just take...

Pat's Story

Pat's Story

Bilateral Hip Replacement Allows Chesterland Woman to Live Life to the Fullest Pat Palermo loves to exercise. The 63-year-old Chesterland resident has been a fitness enthusiast for more than 30 years, and is a fan of both spinning and Barre3. So,...

Skanda's Story

When a torn ACL threatened to put high school sophomore, Skanda Moorthy on the sidelines, a UH sports medicine team quickly got him back in the game.

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