Pediatric Orthopedics Patient Stories

Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric Orthopedics Patient Stories

UW Health's pediatric orthopedic 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.

Improving Motor Control Difficulties Imposed by Cerebral Palsy

Improving Motor Control Difficulties Imposed by Cerebral Palsy

Evie has been coming to American Family Children's Hospital in Madison from Dubuque, Iowa, since she was a baby to work on motor control compromised by cerebral palsy. 
3/28/2018 | Improving Motor Control Difficulties Imposed by Cerebral Palsy

Beyond Expectations: The Sophia Doebbert Story

Beyond Expectations: The Sophia Doebbert Story

Stricken with spinal muscular atrophy, doctors told Sophia Doebbert's parents she likely wouldn't live to see her third year. American Family Children's Hospital's Mary Schroth, MD, subscribed to a more optimistic prognosis. 
6/30/2017 | Beyond Expectations: The Sophia Doebbert Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Sam's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Sam

Sam Stretchberry is like most seven-year-old boys, he's active, and loves building with blocks. Unlike most other kids though, he has spent a lot of time at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.When Sam was three-years-old, docto...
6/30/2017 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Sam's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Logan's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Logan

Logan Jadin is an active teenager from Freedom, Wisconsin. When Logan was two, he broke his femur. As he grew, one leg became slightly shorter than the other. If left uncorrected, Logan could experience knee, back and hip problems...
6/30/2017 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Logan's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Emma's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Emma

When Emma Theiler was born, both of her feet were bent - a condition known as club foot.Dr. Blaise Nemeth at American Family Children's Hospital used the Ponseti approach to treat Emma's feet, performing a minor surgery and casting her feet and legs....
6/30/2017 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Emma's Story

Limb-lengthening Surgery Reduces Leg Pain Stemming from Polio

Limb-lengthening Surgery Reduces Leg Pain Stemming from Polio

Amar is 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 at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. 
3/12/2013 | Limb-lengthening Surgery Reduces Leg Pain Stemming from Polio

VEPTR Helps Young Girl With Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

VEPTR Helps Young Girl With Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Born with a 40-degree curvature in her spine, Kate Rueckert had a muscle condition and associated scoliosis that presented a huge challenge. Her mother Lynn remembers having to "fight for every calorie" that went into her little girl's body. 
3/12/2013 | VEPTR Helps Young Girl With Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

Surgery Improves Spine Curvature

Surgery Improves Spine Curvature

Jayden is an active 5-year-old who was born with severe scoliosis and underwent a delicate spine surgery at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, at age 3 to help his spinal curvature.  
3/12/2013 | Surgery Improves Spine Curvature