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Bunions A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe causing a bump to appear on the outside edge of your toe. It can also affect the inner foot at the base of the little toe. Bunions most commonly affect women; in fact, bunions are nine times as frequently as [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spurs If you are experiencing frequent heel pain, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. This foot condition occurs when a band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia is overstretched and causes small tears and inflammation. This causes intense heel [...]

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Hands-on Practice Piques Interest in Orthopaedic Surgery

Oct. 22, 2014 | "Our main goal is to expose them early to show them they can do it", said Ruth Thomas, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the UAMS Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery.

By | October 22nd, 2014|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Volunteers Warm Hearts With New Shoes

There was standing room only at River City Ministry in North Little Rock on Dec. 12 as volunteers filled wash basins with warm soapy water while preparing to give foot exams and new shoes and socks for the homeless, working poor and disabled.

By | December 19th, 2013|Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Hosts Perry Initiative Workshop Promoting Women in Orthopaedics

The sound of drills and saws vibrated throughout the halls of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute Oct. 12 as 35 female high school students repaired fractures, fixed ACL tears and inserted rods into replica human bones.

By | October 31st, 2013|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Perry Initiative Promotes Women in Orthopaedics

Nov. 13, 2012 | Dozens of female medical students and high school students got a first-hand look recently into the world of the orthopaedic surgeon as part of a national initiative to increase the number of women in the field.

By | November 13th, 2012|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Young Women Explore Orthopaedics Careers

Dec. 9, 2011 | Saws buzzed and drills whirred on a recent Saturday as 28 young women with goggles and scrubs inserted rods into leg bones and repaired knee ligaments in a lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

By | December 9th, 2011|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Team Headed to Haiti on Medical Mission

March 19, 2010 | A team from UAMS, including orthopaedic surgeon Ruth Thomas, M.D., is leaving March 20 for a weeklong medical mission to earthquake-devastated Haiti.

By | March 19th, 2010|Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments