July 25, 2019

New UAMS Amputee Clinic Streamlines Care


Fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeons, Mark Tait, M.D. and John Bracey, M.D., are part of a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on the follow-up care for patients with upper extremity amputations. At the once a month clinic, patients can be seen by Dr. Tait or Dr. Bracey, have their needs assessed by occupational therapist, Angela Green, and be…

Health Matters: Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction

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July 22, 2019

Orthopaedics Dedicates One-Stop Clinic for Upper Extremity Amputees

Amputee Clinic

June 27, 2019 | Patients with amputations to their fingers, hands and arms can receive care from a specialized physician, occupational therapist and prosthetist all under one roof at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Autumn Road Orthopaedics Clinic. Read more

“We had a choice, and we chose UAMS.”

Eddie Joe, DeLona, and Dr. Renard

DeLona Williams of Cabot was vacationing with her family in Florida when she took a hard fall and suffered a fractured patella, or broken kneecap. There were a number of excellent medical facilities close by, but DeLona and her husband, Eddie Joe Williams, who was out of the country at the time, decided that UAMS—back home in…

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…

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