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….


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…


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