Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Pediatric Orthopedics

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Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Pediatric Orthopedics

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Kenneth Noonan


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UW Health's pediatric orthopedics program at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin provides world-class care for children, adolescents and young adults with all types of musculoskeletal disorders.

In the videos below you'll hear from our patients and their families, including:

  • Amar, a young man whose pain from leg problems stemming from polio was so intense it forced him into a wheelchair, until he underwent limb-lengthening surgery. See update below
  • Evie, who has been coming to Madison from Dubuque, Iowa, since she was a baby to work on motor control compromised by cerebral palsy.
  • Jayden, an active 5-year-old who was born with severe scoliosis and underwent a delicate spine surgery at age 3 to help his spinal curvature.
  • Sam, whose difficulties with scoliosis and Sprengel deformity, a congenital disorder in which one shoulder is displaced upward, were allayed by surgery at American Family Children's Hospital.
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An Update on Amar

We wanted to give you a quick update about Amar Peterman. You may remember that he had polio as an infant and in 2010 he had leg lengthening and straightening.

Amar's high school band, The Pulaski Red Raider Marching Band, marched in the 2012 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Amar was able to endure all of the long, strenuous rehearsals and marched in the entire 6-mile route. The band leaders, chaperones and all of the parents were amazed that he was able to accomplish this.

He would not have been able to do this if not for the surgery Dr. Noonan and his team performed on Amar.

The Peterman Family: Doug, Shelly, Nikita and Amar