Patient stories about Trauma

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

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

Hand Telemedicine Program, UAMS Physician Save Batesville Man’s Hand

A split-second connection between a table saw blade and a wedding ring almost took Tommy Watts’ hand. Theresa Wyrick, M.D., examines Tommy Watts' left hand. Surgery performed by Wyrick helped save two of his fingers after an accident severely injured them. A high-speed, split-second video connection between a Batesville hospital and UAMS orthopaedic [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|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

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

Putting the Pieces Back Together

By Kate Franks Joyce Randof, RN, reunites with Betsy Parkinson, a patient she helped care for in July 2010. Parkinson doesn’t remember her four-week hospital stay but heard from her family all the things Randof had taken care of and was excited to meet her. Betsy Parkinson of Little Rock had 27 fractures [...]

By | March 1st, 2014|Orthopedics, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

UAMS Helps Accident Survivor Overcome Injuries and PTSD

You don’t have to ask Gail Ragland whether or not she believes in miracles - she counts herself as one. Medically she has defied all odds to survive not only a horrific car accident, but also the stress that followed it. The Raglands were struck by another car in downtown Little Rock in February [...]

By | December 19th, 2012|Trauma|0 Comments

‘People Don’t Just Work Here’

What few details Jean Rugamba knows of the morning of July 20 he has learned mostly secondhand. Jean Rugamba He was driving alone, and the roads were wet. He lost control of his vehicle and hit a pole at approximately 70 mph. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out a [...]

By | August 19th, 2012|Trauma|0 Comments

Man Injured in Motocross Accident Thanks Doctors Who Saved Him

A routine motocross hurdle he safely navigated hundreds of times is at the root of the biggest hurdle Brent Adams has ever had to climb.

By | November 23rd, 2009|Medical News, Orthopedics, Surgery, Trauma, UAMS News|0 Comments