Patient stories about Orthopedics

First Arkansan Receives Surgery to Prepare for Robotic Arm

Jan. 8, 2018 | Jacob Mauterstock can run a half-marathon in an hour-and-a-half. He’s in the gym every day. He demonstrates yoga poses at the drop of a hat. “It’s a lifestyle thing,” said Mauterstock, 41, of Conway. That approach to life remains steadfast, even though Mauterstock lost his left arm in December 2016. Despite [...]

By | 2018-01-09T13:51:17+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS’ C. Lowry Barnes: Trinidad Trip ‘Very Rewarding’

Dec. 8 2017 | The procedure itself was nothing out of the ordinary for a seasoned orthopaedic surgeon like C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., but the response he received from the patient will always be a special memory for him. In the middle of a medical mission trip to Trinidad, Barnes had just helped a middle-aged [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:03:12+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Cabot Man Regains Use of Hands

April 21, 2017 | Using our hands to grasp a tool or offer a round of applause are simple tasks made possible by the presence of a tissue just beneath the skin called palmar fascia. “It has a real function,” said Theresa Wyrick, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. [...]

UAMS Surgeons Reattach Texas Man’s Hand After Sawmill Accident

March 21, 2017 | It was not uncommon for a seasoned sawmill operator like Mauro Santiago to remove a lodged piece of wood from his machine, but what happened the morning of Aug. 15 was anything but routine. As he reached to free a piece of lumber, Santiago, 29, accidentally bumped a lever that activated [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:51:21+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Oxford Woman’s Elbow Saved After Gunshot

Jan. 5, 2017 | Kathy Thomas remembers a booming noise, then, immediately questioning what caused it. Following a Sunday church service in December 2015, Thomas and her husband spent the afternoon moving items into their new home in Oxford in north central Arkansas. Thomas was in tow with one of her husband’s handguns when the [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:10+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

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 | 2017-01-28T09:42:44+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:42:58+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:43:15+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:44:02+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Orthopedics, Trauma|0 Comments