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3 Advanced Scoliosis Treatment Methods

Pediatric scoliosis, which is diagnosed when a curvature of the spine is detected, affects approximately 2 to 3 perfect of school-aged kids. Depending on the severity of the curvature, some patients may need advanced treatment from a trusted facility like the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Learn more about this condition and what […]

Happy Campers – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp

For most kids, summer camp is a time to play games, do arts and crafts and have water balloon fights with friends. The same is true for the kids who attend Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) camp at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; but all the fun and games serve a special purpose for […]

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 17

Keep Calm and Give On for North Texas Giving Day! For one day only, a portion of your gift of $25 or more given to TSRHC online at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/texas-scottish-rite-hospital-for-children will earn bonus funds. About North Texas Giving Day North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and […]

Learning to Fly – the Alex Milner Story

At age 4, TSRHC patient Alexander was adopted from Romania, where he contracted polio that paralyzed his left leg. Shortly after arriving to his new home in the United States, his adoptive parents brought him to TSRHC for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks in part to the hospital that was founded in 1921 to treat […]

5 Facts About the Movement Science Laboratory at TSRHC

The Movement Science Laboratory at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children uses revolutionary technology to evaluate and identify pediatric movement, so doctors can decide on the best course of treatment. What is the Movement Science Laboratory, and how does it benefit children, researchers and the community? Technology Based on Video Games The same technology that […]

Injury Prevention for Young Gymnasts – A Balancing Act

As a level 9 gymnast at Zenith Elite Gymnastics in McKinney, Addie knows well that an intense training schedule can lead to overuse or more serious injuries. Her sports medicine doctor is Henry Ellis, M.D. and he tells us these problems need to be addressed by specialists who know the pressures of gymnastics. “All injuries […]

Fall Special Events

Save the Date for the following events benefiting TSRHC this fall. For more information or questions about any of these events, please contact our Special Events Department at 214-559-7656.   Reverchon Park Centennial Celebration – Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 a.m. Location: Reverchon Park Please join us for a tree dedication in celebration of the park’s 100th […]

5 Common Questions About Limb Lengthening

If your limbs aren’t the same length, you can experience problems as you grow. In some cases, doctors can use a limb-lengthening device to even your limbs out, making it easier for you to life an active, healthy life. If you’re curious about what limb lengthening involves and how it will affect your day-to-day life, […]

ACL Reconstruction for Very Young Athletes – TSRHC Sports Medicine

At one time, orthopedic surgeons believed that waiting for surgery until an athlete was fully-grown was ideal for kids who had torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Henry Ellis, M.D. and Philip Wilson, M.D. have extensively studied the effects of waiting to reconstruct a torn ACL. They have found it’s not always best for some […]

Things to Know About Scoliosis Screening

As kids go back to school, many of them are being screened for scoliosis. Here is some information that you should know about the process: What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a progressive condition causing the spine to curve or twist into a “C” or “S” shape. What Causes Scoliosis? The most common form of scoliosis […]

Patient Shares Lessons Learned in Moving Speech About “Happiness”

What is happiness? TSRHC patient Anika, age 18, of Lewisville, has been winning awards for her thought provoking take on the subject. In the latest triumph for her dramatic speech, “Happy,” the Lewisville High School senior competed in the National Speech and Debate Association’s annual National Tournament that was held in Dallas this summer. Anika was […]

Triathlons for young athletes: Three times the fun – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Did you know that triathlons were “born” in the United States in the 1970’s? This relatively new phenomenon in sports has evolved to attract younger and younger athletes over the years. Thirteen year-old Caitlin, a prior patient of Shane Miller, M.D. and multi-sport athlete, is gearing up for her third triathlon. She certainly won’t be […]

Celebrating the Gift of Gratitude – TSRHC Celebrates 20 Years of Treasure Street

TSRHC’s signature event was started 20 years ago by a family with one goal – giving back. On a crisp spring evening in 1996, Dallas residents Dee and Dodge Carter gathered close friends and family around their dining table with a mission in mind. They were exploring ways to give back to TSRHC’s Tuberous Sclerosis […]

Waiting until August to prepare for fall football in Texas is a mistake for young athletes – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Dr. Shane Miller, TSRHC sports medicine pediatrician, warns parents about the serious risks of returning to Texas football poorly prepared. “Though heat illness prevention practices have greatly improved in Texas schools, I worry about the kids that sit on the couch all summer playing video games in the air-conditioning. They show up to pre-season training […]

Crayon Club Membership Drive until August 28

Have you been thinking about joining Crayon Club? Now is the time! Crayon Club provides opportunities to create friendships, network and connect with others interested in making a positive impact in their community. Check out the following three membership levels to find the one that is right for you. These gifts help underwrite patient care, […]

We’re Moving… the TSRHC Sports Medicine Practice!

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has served more than 225,000 patients since first opening its doors in 1921, and is growing faster than ever before! Due to rapid expansion and the demand to serve more patient families in the northern area of the DFW Metroplex, the TSRHC Sports Medicine Center will be moving to […]

Is water enough for your young athlete today? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Water is the “go-to” drink to keep young and growing athletes hydrated for optimal performance. However, sometimes water just isn’t enough to replace electrolytes lost through sweating. If your young athlete answers yes to any of these questions, he or she may need more than water: Are you going to be playing in a high–intensity […]

KidSwing golf tournaments complete successful 13th year

About 300 young philanthropists participated in this year’s KidSwing golf tournaments, raising more than $83,000 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. That brings the total generated for the hospital since the event was launched in 2003 to more than $1.8 million. KidSwing is unique in that the kids themselves raise money by asking their […]

Fore The Love of the Game

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children a key component of our mission is to treat the whole child, not just their medical condition. Learn to Golf is one of the cornerstones of therapeutic recreation here at the hospital. Ten clinics are held at golf courses around the state, where specially trained golf professionals teach our […]

Crayon Club Character Breakfast

No matter how old you are, there is something magical about meeting your favorite characters. It is why so many people flock to Comic-Con events, and it is why the Crayon Club Character Breakfast at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is an annual smash. What is the event, and how did it get started? A […]

Stop Overuse Injuries Before They Stop You – TSRHC Sports Medicine

There are two types of injuries. Acute injuries, which occur suddenly and typically with a single event; and overuse injuries, which are caused by a gradual wearing down over a period of time. With overuse injuries, body tissues become inflamed with repetitive stresses caused by actions like running, jumping and throwing. In some cases, these actions/stresses […]

Understanding Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric rheumatology is a medical discipline that strives to address arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in children. What does pediatric rheumatology involve? What causes rheumatic conditions in children? What can doctors do to help? Rheumatology—An Overview Rheumatologists deal a lot with arthritis, but “arthritis” is a broad term that takes in more than a hundred […]

TSRHC Patient Autumn-Rose Encourages Others to Dream Big

After years of hip pain, Autumn-Rose and her mom knew something wasn’t quite right. Through her years of running track at Coronado High School, Autumn-Rose had experienced pain so intense in her hip that sometimes she couldn’t even walk. Doctor after doctor, every answer was different and no one seemed to be able to resolve […]

It Helps to Hydrate – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Do you ever feel sluggish or unable to focus during a practice or game? Are you frustrated because you know you have gotten ample sleep, have eaten well, and have had great practices up until now?  When you feel this way, do you question why? The answer may be in what you are drinking… or […]

TSRHC Welcomes new Vice President of Human Resources

Connie Wright has joined the staff of TSRHC as our new vice president of human resources. Wright comes from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where she was a human resources officer since 2010. Before that, she was executive director of human resources at Richardson Regional Medical Center, now Methodist Richardson Medical Center. At Presbyterian, […]

TSRHC and the Learn to Golf Program

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) has been providing pediatric orthopedic care to the region for more than 90 years. In addition to offering numerous services for children with orthopedic conditions, TSRHC provides patients with ancillary recreational therapy, such as our Learn to Golf Program. Learn more about how this unique program helps patients […]

What turns a young athlete into a lifelong athlete? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Various specialties have studied the characteristics that make a young athlete stick with his or her sport. From a psychological perspective, those who think sports are fun are more likely to continue to participate in sports and later, lead a healthier lifestyle that includes physical activity. Around 12 or 13 years old, athletes progress to […]

Chipotle is offering 50% of proceeds to TSRHC on Wednesday, June 17

This Wednesday, June 17, Chipotle is offering 50% of their proceeds to benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children! Just go to any Dallas/Fort Worth area Chipotle on Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with this flyer (either printed or shown on your mobile device) or tell your cashier that you’re supporting Texas Scottish […]

Have you ever thought about how bones grow? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

We all know that our ears and nose have soft tissue called cartilage. But many don’t realize that this is also found in young bones. These areas are called growth centers and are filled with cartilage until those cells are replaced with bone. Like our ears, these areas in pediatric bones are soft and pliable. […]

TSRHC Welcomes New Hand Surgeon Dr. Christopher Stutz

Pediatric orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Christopher M. Stutz has joined the staff of TSRHC, working with the team at the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center led by Dr. Marybeth Ezaki. Stutz earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed an internship and residency at Vanderbilt University […]

June & July Special Events

Save the Date for the following events benefiting TSRHC in June & July. For more information or questions about any of these events, please contact our Special Events Department at (214) 559-7656. June 7 – Autos in the Park Car Show Cooper Aerobics Center will host a car show on June 7, 2015. Approximately 225 […]

Researchers from TSRHC Find Clues Relating Scoliosis to Gender

Adolescent scoliosis, the spine-twisting condition that affects two to three percent of the population, has long mystified scientists. Scoliosis often runs in families, but until now, researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint a specific cause for the progressive deformity. However, thanks to a recent study conducted by Dr. Carol Wise of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital […]

5 Signs Your Injured Athlete May Need a Little Extra Help

Imagine being a 16-year-old athlete, with your whole future ahead of you. You spend all your time playing, thinking and dreaming about soccer. Then, your season abruptly comes to an end with a ligament injury and your doctor tells you there’s no soccer for 6 months, at best. Our Sports Medicine team knows this scenario all […]

Winter: the Dolphin with the Prosthetic Tail

A few of our staff members attended the Association of Children’s Orthotic-Prosthetic Clinics (ACPOC) annual conference in Clearwater Beach, FL earlier this month. ACPOC is an association of interdisciplinary professionals who are involved in providing prosthetic-orthotic care for children with limb loss or orthopedic disabilities.  We participated in the conference by presenting two clinical papers, […]

Back to the Basics – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Young athletes are working hard to jump higher and run faster. Though strengthening and training programs can be very effective in improving performance, it might be time to get back to the basics of having fun. Did you know playing tag can improve agility, reaction time and hand-eye coordination? What if we went back in […]

A World of Expertise, Locally Grown

By Manny Mendoza When TSRHC hosted the World Hand Symposium, orthopedic physicians from
 19 countries flocked to the hospital to learn about the latest treatments for upper limb disorders. Why Scottish Rite Hospital? It’s home to two of the world’s preeminent pediatric hand surgeons, consistently ranks as one of the top pediatric orthopedic facilities in […]

Assistant Chief of Staff Dr. Lori A. Karol Becomes First Woman to Lead POSNA

Dr. Lori A. Karol, assistant chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) and professor of orthopedic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will become the first woman president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) on Friday at the organization’s annual meeting in Atlanta. Dr. Karol is a staff […]

Inside Your Latest Rite Up Magazine – 2015, Issue 1

Rite Up, the hospital’s quarterly magazine, hit mailboxes this week! We’re giving you a sneak peek of all the great articles featured in this issue. View your copy at home or take a look at the E-Mag version on our website. A World of Expertise, Locally Grown TSRHC has blossomed from its Texas roots into […]

Meet the New Assistant Chiefs of Staff for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we take pride in providing expert treatment for all of our patients. We also know that each child is different, which is why our unique, multidisciplinary approach to the way we treat our patients is genuinely and specifically tailored to the needs of each child and family. We […]

April & May Special Events

Save the Date for the following events benefiting TSRHC in April & May. For more information or questions about any of these events, please contact our Special Events Department at (214) 559-7656. April 18 – ACM Dierks Bently Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert The 2015 leading male American Country Music (ACM) Award nominee Dierks Bentley will host […]

Sonny Bryan’s Gears Up For Second Annual ‘It’s In the Sauce’ Celebrity Chef Barbecue Competition

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse announced the line-up of culinary masters who will compete on Saturday, April 25, in the legendary barbecue restaurant’s second annual ‘It’s in the Sauce’ competition, a flavorful fundraiser to benefit four Dallas non-profit organizations. Chefs Jason Hoffman, Chad Houser, Jeramie Robison, and Tre Wilcox will each create a one-of-a-kind barbecue dish using […]

Child Life Spotlight: Empowering children and families to master challenges in health care

For more than 30 years, TSRHC has enlisted the services of our Child Life department as a way to treat the “whole child” and make sure each patient is having a positive experience at the hospital. Through this spotlight we hope you will understand a bit more about the field of Child Life and also […]

TSRHC Photos Selected for National Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit

Three photographs by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children photographers Sarah Lassen and Lee Baker were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition administered by the Children’s Hospital Association. The exhibit, comprised of powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate health care providers, celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment […]

HeARTS and Project Sunshine Bring Fun to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

On February 27, 2015, two members of the Dallas Cowboys teamed up with UnitedHealthcare volunteers to throw a Project Sunshine party for the patients and families of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). The party featured a “HeARTS” theme in honor of American Heart Month. Project Sunshine, the non-profit organization behind the event, sponsored […]

Third Annual Rock the Rite Benefits TSRHC

When their children were still preschoolers, Dr. Lawson Copley and his wife, Erin, took them to a music store and asked them to pick an instrument. Out of that trip grew Kid Vicious, a classic rock cover band that Bennett, 15 (lead guitar, vocals); Austin, 14 (drums, vocals); and Ellis, 12 (bass, harmonica, vocals) formed […]

TSRHC Hip Patient Families Connect Play Date via Facebook

At TSRHC, we take pride in treating the “whole child” – mind, body and spirit, with ancillary services that include child life programs, individualized physical therapy and in-house specialists in anesthesiology, pharmacy, radiology and psychology. We also have specialized sports and recreational programs that encourage socialization and bonding among peers. It’s very often that our […]

What If We Could Prevent All Injuries in Youth Sports? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Parents, youth sports administrators and the sports medical community are working together to reduce injuries in youth sports. So is our team at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine. We recently participated in the 6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas hosted by the Youth Sports Safety […]

TSRHC Names Ellen Haynes as Vice President, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving

Ellen Haynes, formerly director of development at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named vice president of major gifts and corporate giving at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Haynes brings 18 years of health care fundraising experience to the hospital. The appointment comes at a time when TSRHC has announced plans to build […]

We don’t want to tell them not to play – TSRHC Sports Medicine

The easy way to take care of an injured athlete is to tell him or her not to play. Here at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine, we look for every way to get athletes back to the field, and if possible, help them stay active while recovering from an […]

The Cotton Patch Café Challenge Benefiting TSRHC is Back! – February 23 – April 5

Take The Cotton Patch Café Challenge and support the patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children through the Cotton Patch Cares Program. Participating in The Challenge is simple! From February 23 to April 5, 2015, participants may make a gift to TSRHC through The Challenge, and Cotton Patch Café will give each participant a free $25 […]

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders Awarded Luminary Award

Congratulations to TSRHC’s outstanding Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders. They are the recipients of the SMU Simmons Luminary Award for 2015. The Luminary Award honors those who have made an exceptional commitment to improving lives through education. This was a tremendously special award for the hospital and for the dyslexia department, who […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 15 of Wylie

Sarah, age 15 of Wylie, Texas has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2004. She has been a patient for two surgeries separating her webbed fingers, as well one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves meeting people at the hospital and making new friends.  In addition, she loves ballet, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Zach, age 16 of Gun Barrel City, Texas

Zach, age 16 of Gun Barrel City, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was one. Zach needed help with his right leg and TSRHC was able to build him a prosthetic. Zach took his first steps with a prosthetic leg and he has been unstoppable ever […]

6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit: March 2

Dr. Shane Miller was invited to represent the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness at the 6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit. This event is organized by the Youth Sports Safety Association. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine is an alliance member of this safety […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Erika, age 16 of Wylie, Texas

Erika, age 16 of Wylie, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. She had severe clubfeet as a child, which required amputation. Although nervous at age 8, Erika was ready to do the amputation because her sister is an amputee and she gave her the courage to […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cruz, age 16 of Baird, Texas

Cruz, age 16 of Baird, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for 9 years. An accident in 2007 resulted in the amputation of Cruz’s leg. Even though the amputation happened on his birthday, he has had nothing but a positive attitude and a fighting spirit. TSRHC is thrilled […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Yuri, age 18 of Spring, Texas

Jonathan, who goes by “Yuri”, age 18 of Spring, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. Yuri was born with a congenital limb difference in his arms and legs. TSRHC outfitted him with a prosthetic leg to help with this condition. Yuri is very active at TSRHC. […]

Donor Spotlight: North Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association

The North Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association (NTGCSA) has been supporting TSRHC for more than 20 years. The NTGCSA became involved with TSRHC in the late 90’s through the invitation of one of its founding members, Quinton Johnson. Quinton and his wife Martha’s granddaughter was treated at TSRHC following an accident, and they experienced first-hand the […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Chelsey, age 17 of Pecan Gap, Texas

Chelsey, age 17 of Pecan Gap, Texas, has been treated at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since birth. When she was only 6 hours old, she received a below the knee amputation, so she has worn a prosthesis her whole life. This year will be Chelsey’s first time on the TSRHC ski trip […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Taj, age 15 of Forth Worth

Taj, age 15 of Fort Worth, Texas, moved from New Orleans to Texas after hurricane Katrina. Once in Texas, Taj came to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment on his foot. He was born with fibular hemimelia and this condition resulted in a Symes amputation, which kept his heel intact but removed the rest of his […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Lauren, age 15 of Colleyville, Texas

Lauren, age 15 of Colleyville, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since she was 6 months old. Lauren had a staph infection that affected the growth plates in her right leg, which led to the need for amputation. TSRHC has been a second home to Lauren and her family […]

Good Morning Texas Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Mabeth, age 16 of Dallas

Mabeth, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since an accident in 2010 severely damaged his right leg, and a below the knee amputation was performed. Mabeth was determined to not let his injury slow him down. In just two short weeks, he was up […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Ryan, age 15 of Rockwall, Texas

Ryan, age 15 of Rockwall, Texas, has been at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) his entire life. Ryan was born with bone missing in his right leg and as a result, his leg did not fully form. With a positive and playful attitude, Ryan tells anyone who asks that a shark bit off […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Marilou, age 16 of Laredo

Marilou, age 16 of Laredo, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for almost as long as she can remember. She was born with limb differences in her legs, which led to her need for prosthetics. When Marilou is not playing music in the band at her high school, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Josiah, age 16 of Dallas

Josiah, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was two years old. Leg length discrepancy first brought Josiah to Scottish Rite Hospital, but in 2012 he had an amputation and has since moved exclusively to the TSRHC prosthetics department. Josiah is a lover […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jazmyn, age 16 of Irving, Texas

Jazmyn, age 16 of Irving, Texas, has been treated at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2013. Due to the development of Osteosarcoma in her bones, she now wears a full leg prosthesis. This will be Jazmyn’s first year going on the TSRHC ski trip and she is very excited to have this […]

TSRHC to Host 16th Annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Seminar for Physicians and Health Care Professionals

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will host Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care. This annual course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and health care professionals providing direct care to children. The purpose of the seminar is to equip primary care providers to expertly […]

TSRHC Leads the Way with Magnetic Spinal Rod System

TSRHC physicians recently performed the hospital’s first noninvasive adjustment of an implanted spinal rod system using groundbreaking magnetic technology. This system is designed to minimize the progression of specific cases of early-onset scoliosis. This revolutionary device is called MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System®, distributed by Ellipse Technologies, Inc. The FDA cleared the system for commercial […]