Department News

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…

December 19, 2017

Perry Initiative Helping Change the Face of Orthopaedics

Faculty member working with student

Faces serious with concentration as drill bits spiral into bone. Faces protected by goggles as fragments start to fly. Faces that break into smiles and nervous laughter as they examine their first attempts at standard orthopaedic surgery techniques. Faces that – unlike the trend for most of orthopaedic surgery and engineering disciplines – are female….