Orthopedic Services Patient Stories

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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.

Ellita Vedder stands in front of a fire engine

Firefighter Returns After Shoulder Injuries

After being treated for a rotator cuff tear and a bicep tear by James Voos, MD, Ellita was able to return to her job as a full-time firefighter.

Meechie Johnson, Jr. on the court

High School Basketball Player’s Journey Through Difficult Injury Ends in Success

Meechie Johnson, Jr., injured his knee during playoffs for the Garfield Heights High School team in his sophomore year. As a top 30 player in the country and the No. 3 point guard, much was at stake.

Professional dancer Lauren Stenroos

Ballet Dancer‘s Long Career Supported By Sports Medicine

Lauren Stenroos’ body is outlasting most. At 33, her professional dancing career with the Cleveland Ballet has surpassed most elite professional dancers.

Female patient shows her scars after total knee joint replacement surgery

Woman’s Active Lifestyle Restored after Knee Replacement Surgery

At just 52, Kate thought she was too young for a knee replacement. But when the constant pain became too much, she underwent the surgery and was home the same day. Today she is back to enjoying an active lifestyle, pain-free.

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.

Lisa Miloshoff shouting in joy

Innovative rotator cuff surgery restores woman’s strength and freedom

After overcoming numerous physical and neurological challenges that left her wheelchair bound, Lisa ultimately regained her strength and freedom. She wasn’t about to let a torn rotator cuff hold her back.

Avid skier Mayra Gonzalez holds a banner

Skier Keeps Commitment to Ironman Event After ACL Injury

When avid skier Mayra Gonzalez took a spill on the ski slopes of the French Alps, she knew right away her knee was severely injured. Her thoughts almost immediately turned to the Ironman race she signed up for.

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