Pediatric Orthopedics Patient Stories
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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.
Jacob loves playing sports but due to an undetected broken bone in his neck, he was one collision away from grave danger. UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital pediatric orthopedic and neurosurgeons worked together to get Jacob back in the ...
5/07/2019 | Spine Surgery Helps Jacob Get Back to Being an Active Kid Again
Kiara is a busy teenager. When pain from severe scoliosis slowed her down, her family turned to UW Health's American Family Children’s Hospital's Pediatric Complex Spine Program for help.
3/22/2019 | Kiara's Severe Scoliosis Significantly Improved with Spinal Fusion Surgery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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