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High School Athlete Overcomes Labrum Injury to Play College Football

“There’s not too many people who can say they're standing face to face with the same doctor who treated Patrick Mahomes’ knee,”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lifesaving and Transformative Proton Therapy

When Roman was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma of the abdomen, proton therapy saved his life.

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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.

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Focused Ultrasound Helps Eliminate Essential Tremor

Our physicians have another option for the treatment of essential tremor, focused ultrasound. For Rich Schaefer, Exablate made a world of difference in just a couple of hours.

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After Brain Surgery, Young Woman is Seizure-Free

Megan White was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager. After traditional treatments provided no relief, she advocated for her health and met with the epileptologists at our health system.

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Basketball Player Rebounds from Chondral Defect Knee Surgery

When Mark Mitchell landed awkwardly during a basketball camp, his knee didn't feel quite right. He was later diagnosed with a chondral injury to his right patella, or a tear to the kneecap.

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Athlete Benefits from Sports Medicine Urgent Care

When a sore foot started hurting enough to take him out of the game in the fourth quarter, CJ Callaghan's high school athletic trainer encouraged him to see the sports medicine professionals at The University of Kansas Health System during their extended Saturday hours.

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Father and Daughter Receive Expert Multidisciplinary Care

When Kathleen Cannady received a devastating diagnosis, she turned to The University of Kansas Health System, well known to her family for providing expert, multidisciplinary care for her late father.

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Patient, 100, Enjoys Telehealth Visit

Trying a new appointment type might seem challenging, but a 100-year-old patient recently handled a telehealth appointment with ease.

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It Takes a Village to Manage Concussion Symptoms in Kids

Joe Kordalski has learned a lot about concussion symptoms in kids through his job in the DeSoto School District. When his son, RJ, started exhibiting symptoms, he knew where to turn.

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