June 22, 2018

Girls Shown Science, Technology Opportunities at UAMS

Girls in STEM participants with clipboards

June 21, 2018 | A couple dozen school-aged girls broke into groups of four and five and spread out across the room. In each group, one girl stood in the center as the rest — armed with a pen, clipboard, paper and measuring tape — outfitted her with round, silvery, shiny markers to track movement….


June 12, 2018

Hip Replacement Opens Road to Fulfillment for Little Rock Woman

Mary Anne Hanson flexing outside UAMS ortho clinic

Running is more than a hobby for Mary Ann Hansen. It’s a reprieve. It’s liberation from a past life. Most runners make a connection with the road early in life that remains for a lifetime. Not Hansen. Her bond formed after she was 50 and following a hip replacement. She noticed her hip pain several…


May 8, 2018

Vacation Injury Puts Little Rock Woman on Circuitous Path to UAMS

Couple in boat with island in background

On a normal day, Joan Baldridge could reach UAMS’ campus from her Little Rock home in a few minutes. That was not the case in November when Baldridge ultimately needed care in short order. Baldridge and her husband were at Cayo Espanto. The couple worked to pack and tidy up their villa on the private…


April 11, 2018

Orthopaedics Researchers Explore Biomechanics From All Angles

Golfer swings in lab

Researchers are studying biomechanics using the high-tech gait and motion-detection laboratory at the HipKnee Arkansas Foundation. By researching the structure and function of human movement in a variety of contexts, the goal is to improve the development and assessment of orthopaedic interventions and better understand injury prevention. Erin Mannen, Ph.D., a mechanical engineer from the…


April 3, 2018

Cabot Woman Back to Active Lifestyle after Hip Procedure

Woman posing with doctor

Beverly Smith isn’t used to being held back. The now-retired Cabot resident loves to be on the move. She longs to travel. She lives for cruises and trips with her husband, and the freedom to do as they please. Last year, that way of life came to an abrupt halt when knee pain sidelined her….


March 27, 2018

Greenville Man Fitted for Robotic Arm Controlled by Thought

Close up of prosthetic arm

The first memory David Scott has following his traffic accident July 31, 2017, is a paramedic leaning over trying to help release him from underneath his 18-wheeler. “I’m trying to pull my arm out and they’re telling me I can’t,” Scott said. “So I turn around and try and force it. But they stopped me.”…


March 22, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Resident Matches

Tim Hereford

Congratulations! We are proud to be a part of your educational journey.


February 8, 2018

High-Tech Gait Lab Maps Infant Biomechanics

Erin Mannen, Ph.D.

Modern babies move from car seat to stroller to baby swing and back again. Meanwhile, what they aren’t moving is their muscles. What effect does all of this containment have? What muscles are key as babies work toward developmental milestones? How can baby products have an impact – for better or worse? These and other…


February 1, 2018

Hot Springs Village Man Still Active After Ankle Replacement

Marcus Everett with Ruth Thomas, M.D.

It was a slope he knew to avoid, but one his adventurous spirit wouldn’t let him. “What I love about snow skiing is you’re in complete control of your destiny,” said 74-year-old Marcus Everett. “I got hooked on the speed.” He was halfway down the mountain in Breckinridge, Colorado, in 2008, a location he’d frequented…


January 9, 2018

First Arkansan Receives Surgery to Prepare for Robotic Arm

Jacob Mauterstock in a gym

t can run a half-marathon in an hour-and-a-half. He’s in the gym every day. He demonstrates yoga poses at the drop of a hat. “It’s a lifestyle thing,” said Mauterstock, 41, of Conway. That approach to life remains steadfast, even though Mauterstock lost his left arm in December 2016. Despite this setback and thanks to…


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