Second Opinion Saves Vision – and Life
When she was about 6 months pregnant with her second child, Amanda McRae began having vision problems. She told her obstetrician about them and her physician said it was likely related to her pregnancy. Because your body experiences a lot of changes...
Surgery Provides Lasting Relief After Core Muscle Injury
Core muscle injuries are frequently overlooked, dismissed or misdiagnosed. It might be labeled a hip flexor strain, sore abs or a hernia. That’s why it’s important to communicate and seek out quality care. Read Zach Darche's story.
Pitcher is SEC-Bound After Tommy John Surgery
Jake Titus heard his elbow pop in spring 2022 during a game pitching for Ottawa High School. While the pop didn’t immediately cause him any pain, Jake knew things weren’t right when his pitches didn’t feel the same in the following week.
Gender-Affirmation Nurse Navigators Are Here for You
A patient shares a time where a nurse navigator helped them get care and feel loved, at a time they needed it most.
Turning Point Empowers Woman Awaiting Kidney Transplant
Those chilling words on the other end of the phone marked the moment that Amy Reinhardt’s life changed completely. “I remember feeling so scared and confused as we drove to the emergency room.”
Soccer Player Uses ACL Bridge Program to Return to Field
This is why the class is called a bridge program – it’s the missing piece of the puzzle between physical therapy and the playing field. For Jessica, the incorporation of her main sport was crucial to her recovery, as was the welcoming nature of the trainers.
High School Athlete Overcomes Labrum Injury to Play College Football
When Wayna’ Crofton was hit by an offensive lineman, he immediately knew his shoulder was dislocated. What he didn’t know was the extent of the shoulder injury.
Focused Ultrasound Relieves Essential Tremor
For more than a decade, Evelyn Bowen dealt with the frustration of her hands shaking so much that she often had to use a spoon to eat instead of a fork. She used straws to drink because the tremors would cause her drinks to spill.
Midwifery Delivers Desired Birth Experience
As a medical professional, Kara Armato knows state-of-the-art healthcare. When she caught COVID-19 during the second trimester third pregnancy, the midwifery care team at The University of Kansas Health System were there to help - following up frequently to check on her and make sure she and the baby were okay.
Rehab Hall of Fame Honors Patient’s Dedication
The Rehabilitation Hall of Fame recognizes achievements of patients who have overcome significant medical challenges, and celebrates the efforts of the care team that helped them on their journeys. Ethan Payne was the 2021 recipient, and through his extraordinary commitment during rehabilitation he returned to playing football at McPherson College in central Kansas.
High School Softball Player Springs Back from Torn ACL, Meniscus
When Maggie Richardson jumped up to spike a volleyball, she knew her landing was different from normal. When she came down, she felt a shift in her knee.
Wrestler Battles Back from 2 Injuries
When Kody tore his ACL, our ACL injury reduction program helped him return to the mat. When he tore his labrum 2 years later, returning to the health system for his care was an easy decision.
Lifesaving and Transformative Proton Therapy
When Roman was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma of the abdomen, proton therapy saved his life.
Saturday Walk-In Clinic Helps Athlete Get Back on the Mat
After breaking and dislocating his collar bone during football season, Michael Solomon was able to compete in wrestling with the help of healthcare professionals at our Sports Medicine and Performance Center.