Patient stories about Orthopedics

Not a Step Slower: Knee Replacement Produce Maximum Strength, Mobility

July 23, 2018 | Retired police chief David Flory, 59, and Rick Gautier, 66 play pickle ball together at the Village Church of Christ in Hot Springs Village. The paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis is not the only thing they share. They both recently had knee replacement surgery with [...]

By | 2018-07-27T15:33:58+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Hip Replacement Opens Road to Fulfillment for Little Rock Woman

June 11, 2018 | Running is more than a hobby for Mary Ann Hansen. It’s a reprieve. It’s liberation from a past life. Most runners make a connection with the road early in life that remains for a lifetime. Not Hansen. Her bond formed after she was 50 and following a hip replacement. She noticed [...]

By | 2018-06-11T14:50:19+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Vacation Injury Puts Little Rock Woman on Circuitous Path to UAMS

May 7, 2018 | On a normal day, Joan Baldridge could reach UAMS' campus from her Little Rock home in a few minutes. That was not the case in November when Baldridge ultimately needed care in short order. Baldridge and her husband were at Cayo Espanto. The couple worked to pack and tidy up their [...]

By | 2018-05-07T14:53:01+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Cabot Woman Back to Active Lifestyle after Hip Procedure

April 2, 2018 | Beverly Smith isn’t used to being held back. The now-retired Cabot resident loves to be on the move. She longs to travel. She lives for cruises and trips with her husband, and the freedom to do as they please. Last year, that way of life came to an abrupt halt when [...]

By | 2018-04-02T10:25:40+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Greenville Man Fitted for Robotic Arm Controlled by Thought

March 26, 2018 | The first memory David Scott has following his traffic accident July 31, 2017, is a paramedic leaning over trying to help release him from underneath his 18-wheeler. “I’m trying to pull my arm out and they’re telling me I can’t,” Scott said. “So I turn around and try and force it. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T15:41:24+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Featured, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

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