April 10, 2019

Football Player Recovers from Cervical Spine Trauma

Doctor examining patient

By Katrina Dupins The Arkansas Tech Wonderboys defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State Oct. 27, 2018, ending a four-game losing streak and marking the first time in 26 years the Wonderboys defeated the Savage Storm on the road. With 46.5 seconds left in the game, the Savage Storm still had a chance to win. They were within…

February 22, 2019

Benched Marathoner Returns to Pavement Thanks to UAMS Surgeon

Ted Holder

By Katrina Dupins Ted Holder was in his late 50s when he discovered his love for running. Now 65, he says the sport has become a part of his identity. He’s run five marathons, many half marathons and several 10Ks, 5Ks and other races. Holder looks forwards to logging miles and loves the camaraderie of…

January 17, 2019

Pro Visits UAMS for Study of Golfing Motion

Ortho research team poses with golfer Austin Cook

By Spencer Watson Standing in a long, rectangular room with his feet firmly planted on an artificial, green turf surrounded by a series of 10 different infrared motion-capture cameras, PGA golfer and Arkansas native Austin Cook aimed carefully with a driver as he prepared to send a golf ball flying from a tee into a…

December 20, 2018

Santa Gets Back to Work After Wrist Repair at UAMS

James Pruss as Santa Claus listening to Christmas wishes.

By Katrina Dupins Dec. 19, 2018 | For the first time in decades, James Pruss is spending this December making appearances as Santa Claus. Until the Spaghetti with Santa event in North Little Rock on Dec. 2, Pruss says he had forgotten how much he enjoys the gig. “It’s fun to see the looks on the…

November 29, 2018

Inspiring Young Women to Pursue Ortho Careers

Faculty member working with student

Forty girls from high schools around Arkansas were the latest to benefit from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s longstanding dedication to the national nonprofit Perry Initiative. The annual hands-on workshop inspires young women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering by letting them try techniques such as suturing and setting fractures – and introducing them…

October 5, 2018

UAMS Orthopaedic Surgeon Bumpass Among Nation’s Top Young Spine Professionals for 2018

NASS 20 Under 40 Logo

By Linda Haymes David Bumpass, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named one of the nation’s outstanding young spine care providers by the North American Spine Society’s SpineLine magazine in its inaugural “20 Under 40” list honoring spine professionals under the age of 40. Bumpass, 37, is featured in…

September 19, 2018

Faulkner County Woman Feels Boundless Following Joint Replacement

Patient Linda Simon

Sept. 18, 2018 | In most cases, broken bones heal once given proper surgical treatment. New bone forms to reconnect broken pieces. However, Linda Simon of Conway found herself still in pain long after a surgery to repair her broken hip in 2017. Her bone never completely healed. This happens in less than 10 percent…

August 31, 2018

Sam Overley, M.D., Joins Faculty

Sam Overley, M.D.

Sam Overley, M.D., has joined the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Overley received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in 2017 and continued his training with…

August 21, 2018

Ruth Thomas, M.D., Receives Inaugural National Women’s Leadership Award

Dr. Ruth Thomas receives award

Orthopaedic surgeon Ruth Thomas, M.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently received the inaugural Women’s Leadership Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. The award was established by the society’s Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation to recognize current and future female leaders in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery outside…

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….

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