Patient stories about Orthopedics

Following Trauma, Arkansas Woman Hopes to Counsel Others

Aug. 10, 2016 | Life for the Boxx family changed dramatically on Dec. 26, 2013. Janet Boxx, her husband, David, their three children and an international student were traveling from Kansas City and were almost to their Bentonville home when they were involved in a three-vehicle accident just outside the Arkansas border. “The truck pulled [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Trauma|0 Comments

Benton Woman Finds Relief from Knee Pain

May 20, 2016 | Peggy Kinkaid, 65, of Benton, was willing to give surgery one more chance. The retired Benton Junior High secretary was in constant pain after she had knee replacement surgery on her right leg in 2013. That’s not the way she felt after her left knee was replaced in 2008. “I knew [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Hot Springs Woman’s Hip Replacements Leave Behind Pain, Discomfort

March 18, 2016 | In the past six months, Vicki Brooks has undergone two hip replacements, but it’s hard to tell from her energetic walk and cheerful demeanor. If you ask Brooks, a Hot Springs resident, she praises her son, Brian, for her decision to visit UAMS when her hip pain became too much to [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Knee Replacement Patient Doesn’t Skip a Beat After Surgery

Sept. 2, 2015 | One day after a total knee replacement, Jeanne Nash is able to move her leg up and down. With assistance from her daughter, Kayla, she’s even able to walk across her hospital room.

UAMS Saves Woman’s Nearly Severed Arm with Prosthetic Elbow

Only a few nerves kept Lisa Shelton’s left arm attached to her body when she arrived at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) after it was almost severed by a truck door. Shahryar Ahmadi, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at UAMS, examines Lisa Shelton’s elbow that he reconstructed almost after it was nearly [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Orthopedics, Trauma|0 Comments

Road to Recovery

If there's one thing Jeff Snodgres can do, it's defy the odds. During a routine physical exam at age 10, Jeff, a self-proclaimed "military brat," was found to have protein in his urine. Because he lacked any other symptoms, doctors were unable to determine the exact cause. However, they suspected Alport Syndrome, a hereditary kidney [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|Organ Transplant, Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

Knee Replacement Gives Patient Her Life Back

Susan Smith dealt with knee pain for years, but when it began to affect her daily activities, she knew it was time to do something. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., chair of the UAMS Department of Orthopaedics, sits with his patient, Susan Smith Smith, who is the wife of G. Richard Smith, M.D., former [...]

By | June 4th, 2015|Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

Perfect Timing at UAMS Saves Woman After Violent Accident

Amy Kizziar greets Ron Robertson, M.D., director of trauma at UAMS, with a hug. Her mother Shawn Kizziar (left) and father James Kizziar stand beside her. Perfect timing. That’s what Amy Kizziar needed one cold November day in 2011 when she was impaled by a two-by-six and endured multiple broken bones, gaping wounds [...]

By | August 17th, 2014|Orthopedics, Trauma|0 Comments

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor Calls UAMS an Arkansas Treasure

At UAMS our goal is to provide the best care for every patient every day. Our patients say it best, and their stories are really the story of UAMS. All the formal awards and accolades just can't tell the UAMS story better than the words of our patients. UAMS patient Mark Pryor, a U.S. Senator [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Cancer, Orthopedics|0 Comments

Not a Second to Spare

UAMS Leads New Statewide Trauma System as a Level One Trauma Center Ashley Machado drifted off to sleep in the back seat of her car as a friend drove it on icy Highway 70 east of North Little Rock the evening of Jan. 11, 2011. She awoke to screams, a crash – and then nothing. [...]

By | July 10th, 2014|Heart, Orthopedics, Trauma|0 Comments