Patient Stories

August 11, 2023

UAMS Hand Surgeon Becomes First Surgical Patient at The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital

Barnes operating on Frazier

By Linda Satter Aug. 11, 2023 | Just two and a half weeks after Thomas Frazier, M.D., underwent a total knee replacement as the first surgical patient at The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), he was back to seeing patients in his orthopaedic clinic. By the third…

September 10, 2021

Knee Replacement Puts LR Golfer Back in the Swing of Things

Mimi Evans

After years of knee pain, Melissa “Mimi” Evans turned to C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., at UAMS for knee replacement surgery.

April 2, 2021

Little Rock Woman Walks Out of Hospital Two Hours After Back Surgery

Sammie Rose

 By Katrina Dupins April 2, 2021 | When Sammie Kaye Rose woke up from her surgery on Jan. 4, she was pleased to find the back pain that kept her movement limited for more than a year was completely gone. “It was excruciating pain that went from my thigh all the way up to the…

November 9, 2020

Professional Figure Skater Enjoys Freedom of Movement with New Hip

Billie O'Neel

Nov. 9, 2020 | Billie O’Neel has been skating most of her life. Her first pair of roller skates were steel and they clamped onto her shoes. She wore them down to a nub. She spent a lot of time in the roller rink as a child, but when she discovered ice skating, she never looked…

September 2, 2020

Famed Author Henry Cloud Chooses UAMS for Knee Replacement

Henry Cloud

By Katrina Dupins Sept. 2, 2020 | When New York Times Bestselling author Henry Cloud, Ph.D., decided to do something about his knee pain, he turned to UAMS. In addition to writing 45 books and serving as a consultant to CEOs and leadership teams, Cloud has always been physically active. The Los Angeles resident is an avid golfer…

July 22, 2019

“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…