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Former Patient-Turned-Genie Makes Wishes Come True on Broadway

The way Major Attaway describes playing Genie in the Broadway musical “Aladdin” makes you want to burst into a classic Disney song. “My favorite moment is the song ‘Friend Like Me,’ because from start to finish you have people of all ages mouthing the lyrics. Sometimes I can’t tell if the parents or children are more […]

Members from the Hospital Attend 26th Annual Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Scientific Meeting

This week, members from our Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening are attending the 26th Annual Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS) Scientific Meeting in Park City, Utah. This organization brings together medical professionals from around the country to discuss the latest research and techniques for the treatment of limb reconstruction, limb lengthening, extremity deformity […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Kristen Odom, Nursing

Kristen has been working at the hospital as a RN since 2005. She has an unique connection to Scottish Rite Hospital because she was a patient here when she was 13 years old. Learn more about her below. What’s your favorite thing about the hospital? Helping all my sweet patients The popcorn The view from […]

The Power of Play: Transforming Lives Through Therapeutic Recreation

By Ruth Ann Hensley  What does performing a piano concerto, rock climbing and making new friends have to do with learning to play golf? It turns out, more than you might imagine. Discovering a new recreational pursuit was a turning point for 12-year-old Jasmine, who receives care at Scottish Rite Hospital for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Attends the 24th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST)

Doctors from Scottish Rite Hospital are in Cape Town, South Africa attending the 24th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), an annual conference sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society. This three-day international meeting brings together spine surgeons and other medical professionals from around the globe to discuss leading-edge spine research. IMAST allows attendees to […]

Get to know our SRH Staff – Jennifer Brooks, Volunteer Services

Jennifer Brooks is the Special Projects Coordinator for our Volunteer Services department and has been working at the hospital for the past 6 years. After volunteering in high school and starting as a Junior Volunteer Intern, she now coordinates the Junior Volunteer Program! Learn more about her below. What’s your favorite thing about the hospital? The people – […]

Paving the Way to Bright Futures

If you are on the grounds of the hospital, take a moment to explore the James F. Chambers, Jr. Youth Fitness Park. The park features a large green lawn surrounded by an inviting walking path, which winds past decorative sculptures and recreational areas. In this tranquil outdoor setting you will also find a brick pathway. […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2017 Artists, Part III

Summer Colors, now in its ninth year, was an idea born out of passion for both art and the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Founded in 2009 by Jenny and Loren Koziol and Jill and Dupree Scovell, this silent art auction raises awareness about the hospital, while also exposing the Dallas community to […]

Grant’s Moment – KidSwing

As a patient, Grant has a special appreciation for Scottish Rite Hospital and a desire to give back. He does so by participating in the hospital’s annual KidSwing Golf Tournaments where Grant doesn’t just play golf – he plays for a purpose. For more information about KidSwing, please visit kidswing.org or follow us on Facebook […]

Sending your kids to sports camp this summer?

We’ve got expert advice from our dietitian for packing for lunches and snacks for those long, and sometimes hot, days! There are three things to consider: What will provide quick energy? Look for foods that contain primarily carbohydrates that fuel the brain and muscles quickly. Also look for foods that have electrolytes that help replace those […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Staff in Beijing for International Meeting

Scottish Rite Hospital is known around the world for its expertise in treating children with orthopedic conditions. Our doctors and researchers travel the globe to educate and share their latest research with fellow medical professionals in order to bring better treatment to children everywhere. This week, two members from the hospital are in Beijing at […]

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Sports Medicine Team Conducts Research in Young Athletes with ACL Tears

An expert in caring for growing athletes, our pediatric orthopedic surgeon Henry B. Ellis, M.D., was featured in a U.S. News & World Report article addressing the continued rise of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in kids. This trend raises concern about why this is happening and how best to treat this population. Since the […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2017 Artists, Part II

Summer Colors, now in its ninth year, was an idea born out of passion for both art and the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Founded in 2009 by Jenny and Loren Koziol and Jill and Dupree Scovell, this silent art auction raises awareness about the hospital, while also exposing the Dallas community to […]

Scottish Rite Hospitals Hosts 39th Annual Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship

Scottish Rite Hospital is hosting the 39th Annual Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship, June 23-24. This two-day educational course is a culmination of our fellow training program and highlights the research projects of our fellows as well as our orthopedic residents. Our orthopedic trainees are required to complete at least one research project with our medical […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Kiley Poppino, Research Coordinator

Meet Kiley – a research coordinator who has been working at the hospital for the past 2 years. Get to know more about her in our SRH Staff Spotlight below. What’s your favorite part of your job? Making a difference in a child’s life. I truly believe we are discovering new and innovative ways to […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Hosts Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lecture

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is hosting the Charles F. Gregory Memorial Lecture to recognize the graduates of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) Orthopedic Surgery residency program. This annual lecture was established in honor of Charles F. Gregory, M.D., who was the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at UTSW from 1956-1976. Gregory was fiercely […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2017 Artists, Part I

Summer Colors, now in its ninth year, was an idea born out of passion for both art and the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Founded in 2009 by Jenny and Loren Koziol and Jill and Dupree Scovell, this silent art auction raises awareness about the hospital, while also exposing the Dallas community to […]

Sports Medicine MVP – Elijah

Almost one year ago, Elijah, 16, of Dallas, met Philip L. Wilson, M.D., to discuss the pain he had been having in his knee. He learned a lot about his diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans, a condition of the bone and soft tissue in the knee that causes pain and can worsen with activity. Less than […]

Aaylin’s Moment – Scoliosis

In or out of halo traction, Ayalin dazzles. Even a diagnosis of scoliosis couldn’t dampen her enthusiasm. After corrective surgery at Scottish Rite Hospital, Ayalin embraces every moment, especially those that include dance. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence […]

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Movement Science Team Travels to Annual Gait Meeting to Present Their Most Recent Research

Scottish Rite Hospital’s team in the Movement Science Lab is in Salt Lake City, Utah participating in the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) Annual Meeting. The conference brings together professionals from diverse medical backgrounds to improve the quality of life for individuals with any movement disorder through research and collaboration. Team members from […]

Our Sports Medicine Team in the Community

Our pediatric sports medicine team is committed to making sure young athletes have the right care in the right place at the right time. In order for that to happen, we invite the community to educational events throughout the year. For example, we offer splinting workshops in physician offices led by our Fracture Clinic team, […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Johanna Pool, RN Coordinator

This week, we are celebrating Nurse’s Week and Hospital Week. Read our staff spotlight to get to know one of our Nurse Coordinators, Johanna Pool, who has been working at Scottish Rite Hospital for the past six years. What’s your favorite part of your job? Knowing that I have properly prepared a family for a […]

Mental Conditioning for Young Athletes – An Interview with our Psychologist

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we asked our psychologist, Erica Force, Ph.D., C.C.-A.A.S.P., to tell us about how to improve a young athlete’s mental health with mental conditioning. What is mental conditioning? This is a type of training where an athlete becomes familiar with his or her mental skills and ability to improve […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Staff Return from Spain with Two Major Awards

Last week, our medical staff and researchers attended the 2017 EPOSNA conference in Barcelona, Spain. This inaugural meeting combined two established pediatric orthopedic societies, POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) and EPOS (European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society) to foster education and research on a global scale. Scottish Rite Hospital had a tremendous showing with presentations […]

Calling All Princesses and Superheros – Character Breakfast is July 17

On Saturday, June 17, from 9 – 11 a.m., more than 50 favorite children’s characters will visit Scottish Rite Hospital for a magical meet-and-greet experience. The event is open to the public and ticket sales benefit the hospital. Attendees will enjoy breakfast, an autograph session, face painting and more! Hosted by the hospital’s Crayon Club, […]

Medical Staff and Researchers Attend Inaugural 2017 EPOSNA Conference

Our medical staff and researchers are attending the 2017 EPOSNA meeting this week in Barcelona, Spain, which combines experts in pediatric orthopedics from North America and Europe. This is the first year the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) will join in collaboration to highlight pediatric orthopedic […]

Cody’s Moment – Dyslexia

When competitive gymnast Cody encountered a learning disorder; dyslexia, his family turned to the hospital’s internationally recognized team of experts. Cody’s schoolwork has improved by leaps and bounds, giving him the confidence to fly both in and out of the gym. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Luke Waites […]

Fracture Care Fit for A Princess

From the moment they walked into our Fracture Clinic, Ashlynn’s mom told us that her little princess felt right at home. In fact, she laughed her way through her first visit because the staff was so friendly and funny. “Ray was more than we could imagine. He made her laugh. He was really good with […]

What is Polydactyly?

Polydactyly is a word that means “many fingers.” There are many forms of this common diagnosis. Some extra fingers are on the thumb side, some on the pinkie finger side, and some in the middle of the hand. Polydactyly of the feet is also common. Some forms of polydactyly run in families, other come as […]

Patient Education: Hand Cast Care Guidelines for Small Children

How to keep the cast dry: The cast must stay dry. No water! No exceptions! This includes: Indoor and outdoor faucets Dog and cat bowls Water toys Lakes and pools Do not bathe or clean the child in the sink or tub. Casts get wet with less than one inch of water in the sink […]

Scottish Rite Hospital: The Leader in Treating Hand Disorders

From a child’s hands, imagination becomes creation. Through their hands, children explore the world around them. For thousands of children with hand and upper limb disorders, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has been a source of hope and healing. The Center for Excellence in Hand delivers a setting for both patient care and clinical […]

Future North Campus Construction is Underway

The groundbreaking celebration for Scottish Rite Hospital’s future North Campus in Frisco took place last fall. The event marked the start of construction on the hospital’s first-ever satellite campus since the institution’s founding in 1921. Since then, excavation and clearing of the 40-acre parcel, located at the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas […]

Recent Updates to our Clinics

Scottish Rite Hospital recently completed the renovation of a new clinic space, which features a design theme based upon the seasons of the year. The area that once housed three clinics now hosts four, aptly named Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The new space features updated colors and architectural elements throughout. In addition, each of […]

Paying it FORE-ward

Patient Lauren, age 17, of Dallas, is a natural on the fairway. She was introduced to golf in the third grade when she attended Learn to Golf, an instructional golf program that Scottish Rite Hospital offers its patients. She’s been making tee times and swinging her clubs ever since. Lauren became a hospital patient when […]

Mental Preparation for Competition

Sports involve a balance of physical fitness, sport-specific skills, commitment and mental toughness. Athletes dedicate many hours of physical training to prepare for competition, however, many do not dedicate enough time to mental readiness. To maximize performance on “game day,” try including these key elements in your mental preparation: Positive attitude: Practice saying optimistic and […]

John Michael’s Story: A Sign of Hope

Rainbows served as beacons, guiding the way on a family’s journey to hope, healing and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He has been described as light, love and joy. His zest for life is magnetic. People call him a miracle. Meet JohnMichael. And when you do, don’t underestimate him. He has endured more trials […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Taylor Fisher, Staff Wellness Director

Taylor Fisher is the director of our Staff Wellness Department and has been working at the hospital for about six years. As part of her role, she is responsible for our annual Spring to Health program each April. Spring to Health is a month-long initiative that encourages staff to get active and healthy while having fun. The […]

Christopher & Stacie Martin will be the Honorary Chairs for this year’s Accessible Luxury

Christopher and Stacie Martin will be the honorary chairs for this year’s Accessible Luxury. Scottish Rite Hospital is thrilled to have this wonderful couple be a part of the event. Many have seen Christopher Martin’s gorgeous paintings. In addition to his expert artistic skill, Christopher is a generous philanthropist. He has worked with our hospital […]

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Movement Science Lab: Experts in Analyzing How Children Move

The Movement Science Laboratory at Scottish Rite Hospital is an integrated part to the treatment of our patients. The team uses leading-edge technology to evaluate and identify movement to help our doctors make decisions about the best treatment options for the child. The Movement Science Lab (MSL), also known as the gait lab, has two […]

Aariya & Aashna’s Moment – Hand Disorders

Aariya and Aashna are twin sisters who were each born with an upper-limb difference. The twins are treated by the world-renowned hand specialists at Scottish Rite Hospital, where outstanding care is always served with a smile just like tea for two. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Charles E. […]

Learn About Our Fracture Clinic Before You Need Us

At Scottish Rite Hospital, we treat children with conditions from the common to the complex. Through our world-renowned patient care and ongoing dedication to research, we are able to treat each child with an individualized care plan to get them back to being active. Our Fracture Clinic, located in our North Campus, specializes in evaluating […]

Psychology Staff Present Groundbreaking Research at Annual Conference

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is world-renowned for its groundbreaking research. Our doctors and staff travel around the country to share innovation and collaborate with other medical professionals. This week, members of our psychology team are attending the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference (SPPAC) in Portland, Oregon. Pediatric psychologists specialize in the psychological […]

National Doctor’s Day is Thursday, March 30

We celebrate our wonderful and caring physicians in honor of National Doctor’s Day and everyday. Below are a few facts about our incredible team: Did You Know? We have 20 orthopedic surgeons and 45 total full-time staff physicians All physicians hold faculty appointments at UT Southwestern and are renowned for outstanding research and teaching of medical students, […]

Crayon Club to Host Character Breakfast

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Crayon Club is hosting their annual magical meet-and-greet experience complete with more than 20 favorite children’s characters (ie: super heroes, team mascots and princesses) on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The event will feature breakfast, an autograph session, silent auction, face painting and other activities. Tickets are: Child Ticket: $15 Adult Ticket: $25 Table (for […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Doctors Attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting

Last week, several doctors from Scottish Rite Hospital attended the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego, California. AAOS was founded in 1933 and has grown to be the world’s largest medical association, serving more than 39,000 members worldwide. This association provides practice management and education for orthopedic surgeons and allied […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Tabetha Rowe, Registered Nurse, Sports Medicine

Tabetha is a registered nurse who has been working with young athletes for the past five years. She’s currently working at our North Campus in Plano. Get to know more about her in our Staff Spotlight below. What’s your favorite part of your job? My sports medicine co-workers. We have an environment of trust, support and […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Hosts Inaugural Genomics Conference

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is hosting an inaugural international conference titled, “Genomic Approaches to Understanding and Treating Scoliosis.” The three-day meeting unites two distinct groups who are dedicated to scoliosis genetics research, the International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis (ICVAS) and the International Consortium for Scoliosis Genetics (ICSG). A primary goal of […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: David Espinosa, Social Worker

The social workers at Scottish Rite Hospital focus on the well-being of patients and their families. As families find ways to work with the challenges of their children’s diagnosis and special needs, the social workers help in many ways, such as: Providing emotional support and empathy. Locating a variety of services, including supportive counseling, lodging […]

Our KidSwing Golf Tournament is Celebrating 15 Years!

In sports…Mike Weir won the Masters, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship, The Marlins won the World Series, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. At the movies….The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Finding Nemo were tops at the movie theater. Chicago won the Oscar for the […]

L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International Spine Fellowship: Educating Medical Professionals from Around the World

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we are dedicated to education. The hospital offers several fellowship programs to provide a well-rounded experience for medical professionals interested in pediatric orthopedics. As an institution, it is a privilege for our doctors to have the opportunity to train individuals from all over the world. One of the […]

We’re Thrilled About Our New Relationship With The Mavs Basketball Academy

Our mission at Scottish Rite Hospital is to help children get back to being children. In many areas, including sports medicine, we are looking for ways to prevent injuries so we don’t have to treat them. Our new partnership will help us to continue to reach more and more young athletes and parents with messages […]

From One Dancer to Another

Being a former dancer, Amanda Fletcher, R.N., C.P.N.P., R.N.F.A., Scottish Rite Hospital nurse practitioner on our pediatric sports medicine team, has some great lessons for young dancers. Read her recommendations and tips for being a healthy dancer below: Balanced nutrition, including protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats , such as avocados, nut butters, extra virgin […]

Adapted Cycles as Therapy

The Therapeutic Recreation staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children wants to see each child be as engaged and independent as possible. This is important in school and work but equally vital in recreation and play. Adapted cycles are one way to help a child achieve one dream they might have: riding a bike. […]

Mavs Launch New Health and Wellness Resource for Aspiring Young Athletes

The Dallas Mavericks are back for the summer of 2017 with Mavs Basketball Academy, which includes Hoop Camp presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, Elite Camp, Overnight Camp, Dance Camp and a new Health Program presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Mavs Basketball Academy (MBA) is dedicated to bringing the excitement of the NBA to […]

The Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge is Back!

Thanks to our wonderful friends at the Cotton Patch Cafe, every donation of $25 made to TSRHC beginning Monday, March 6 will be matched in $25 Cotton Patch Cafe gift cards (up to $1,000 per donor). All proceeds from the Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge directly benefit Scottish Rite Hospital and allow the hospital to provide world-class medical care […]

Let’s Talk Concussions

Scottish Rite Hospital experts are often on the road to share their research findings and experiences in caring for children. One example is our pediatric sports medicine physician Shane M. Miller, M.D. He has a passion for concussion education and it is evident in the frequent invitation he receives to speak on the topic. Here […]

Molecular Genetics Team Awarded National Institutes of Health Grants

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is world-renowned for its patient care, research and education. Over the years, our physicians and researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries that have enlightened our understanding of medical conditions to improve our patient care. In particular, the Division of Molecular Genetics has made innovative contributions to the hospital’s scoliosis research. […]

Sam’s Moment – Hip Dysplasia

Sam loves playing sports. After receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia, he temporarily needed a wheelchair and had to figure out a new way to play. He discovered wheelchair motocross. Flying down ramps, it’s Sam’s moment to be fearless. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Center for Excellence in […]

It’s Like a Science Fair for Healthcare Professionals

Every year, kids try their hand at developing and conducting scientific research for the science fair. From growing mold to creating electrical circuits, they define their hypothesis, develop testing methods, perform the experiment and then thoughtfully consider the results. At Scottish Rite Hospital, we follow the same steps of the scientific method and continually share […]

Pediatric Orthopedic Education Series – “Looking Back and Looking Forward”

Over the weekend, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children hosted the Pediatric Orthopedic Education Series (POES), “Looking Back and Looking Forward.” This one-day program invites local pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals to learn from our doctors on various pediatric orthopedic topics. Several of Scottish Rite Hospital’s doctors presented and led hands-on […]

Return to Sports – Y-Balance Test

After a significant injury, young athletes like Milik are often very concerned about when they get to go back to sports. As a 12 year old, Milik tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and wanted to go back to basketball. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Philip L. Wilson, M.D., reconstructed his ACL and now Milik is back […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Pedro Rodriguez in Volunteer Services

Meet Pedro, an Evening Volunteer Coordinator who has been working in our Volunteer Services department for the past 3 years. Our Evening Volunteer Program is designed to provide a group activity for inpatients, siblings and family members during the weeknight evenings. Volunteers provide fun and recreation to keep the children’s minds off of their medical care and […]

Announcing the 2017 Accessible Luxury Chairs

Accessible Luxury 2017 is pleased to announce this year’s Chairs, Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter and Cullen Potts. After falling in love with the concept of Royal Blue in Austin, co-owners Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter and Cullen Potts brought this fabulous grocery store to Dallas in the fall of 2015. The boutique grocer offers everyday essentials, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Anthony, age 15 of Fort Worth

Anthony is an active 15 year old from Fort Worth, Texas. In 2008, Anthony had an accident and one of his legs was amputated below the knee. That hasn’t slowed him down. Anthony is very athletic and played on his school basketball team up until this year. He has never been to Colorado and is […]

Nutrition Tips for Young Basketball Players

It is important for young and growing athletes to eat regularly scheduled and well-balanced meals throughout the school day. It’s best to plan ahead for additional snacks and water to make sure the athlete is optimally fueled and hydrated when there is an afterschool sports event. Here are some tips regarding practice and game day […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford

Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since she was 3 years old. She uses a prosthesis because of a lower limb difference in which one leg is shorter than the other. However, her time at the hospital began with having both scoliosis and hip surgery when she was […]

Backpack Safety Tips

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry school books and supplies. Compared to shoulder bags, messenger bags or purses, backpacks are better because the back and the abdominal muscles support the weight of the backpack. When a backpack is worn correctly, the weight is evenly distributed across the body […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jordan, age 17 of Sadler

Jordan, age 17 of Sadler, loves snowboarding. Jordan wears a prosthesis on his right leg, and he has been a patient at the hospital for the last five years. His favorite things include skittles, playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Though this is his first ski trip with Scottish Rite Hospital, Jordan first learned […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Diana, age 15 of Garland

Diana, age 15 of Garland, has been coming to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was a baby. She wears a prosthetic leg and has never been skiing or snowboarding. However, Diana says she loves snow and cold weather! She plays the violin in her school orchestra and her favorite things include chocolate […]

Karen’s Moment – Volunteer Services

Whether it’s greeting patient families or helping behind the scenes, more than 1,000 volunteers contribute to the mission of Scottish Rite Hospital. Volunteers, like Karen are there every moment, supporting and caring for our patients like a good friend. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Volunteer Services department on our […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Harrison, age 14 of Burleson

Harrison, age 14 of Burleson, has been a patient of Scottish Rite Hospital since he was an infant. He was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia, which resulted in a right leg amputation. In his spare time, Harrison enjoys riding his bike and playing video games with friends. This will be Harrison’s first time […]

A Look Inside PRiSM for Parents of Young Athletes – Sports Medicine

Scottish Rite Hospital recently co-hosted the fourth annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) meeting. The two-day conference included discussion of various clinical cases and medical professionals were able to share innovative ideas for research to provide better care for young athletes. Co-chair of the Program Committee for PRiSM and Assistant Chief of Staff at […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Andria, age 14 of Leonard

Andria, age 14 of Leonard (a little town northeast of McKinney), has been a prosthetics patient at Scottish Rite Hospital for a year and a half. Andria was a passenger in a car accident that ultimately took her leg. She is an active teen and is taking a heavy load of science classes at school. […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Drew, age 16 of Terrell

Drew, age 16 of Terrell, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since he was five years old. He had his right foot amputated and wears a prosthesis on that leg. Drew loves playing football and baseball. When he grows up, he wants to use his inclination for math and science to help people by […]

Scottish Rite Hospital to Host Fourth Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Meeting

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is hosting the fourth annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) meeting this Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. The meeting, co-sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital and the Andrew’s Institute at Children’s Health, is expected to have more than 200 participants to discuss prevention, treatment and advancements in […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Christy, age 15 of Satillo

Christy, age 15 of Satillo, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2001, when she was one year old. She wears a prosthesis on her left leg. Christy enjoys playing basketball and plays on a team. When she grows up, she hopes to become a pre-school teacher. She doesn’t let anything hold her […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 14 of Little Elm

Luke, age 14 of Little Elm, has been coming to Scottish Rite Hospital for a couple of years for treatment on his right leg, where he wears a prosthetic. He enjoys school, particularly science and actively participates in activities both in and outside of school. Luke plays the bass in orchestra and enjoys playing golf […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Natalie, age 15 of Fort Worth

Natalie, age 15 of Fort Worth, has been a Scottish Rite Hospital patient since she was 11 months old. Born without a fibula bone, she was treated at the hospital for a left leg amputation and has continued to remain a close friend of the hospital. As a returning participant, Natalie is looking forward to […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas

Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. Due to the development of osteosarcoma in his bones, he had to have his leg amputated, and he now wears a full-leg prosthesis. Jeremiah is proud to be a cancer survivor. He enjoys being active and likes […]

Get to Know Our SRH Staff: Dwight Putnam in Prosthetics

Dwight Putnam is a prosthetist who has been working at Scottish Rite Hospital for 10 years. Get to know him and why he loves working at our hospital. What was your first job? What path did you take to get here? My first job was making sandwiches at Schlotzsky’s… I took a very circular path…Started […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Miranda, age 17 of Frisco

Miranda, age 17 of Frisco, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2012. She is missing the fibula bone in her left leg and wears a lower leg prosthetic. Miranda enjoys babysitting and watching her favorite TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. This will be Miranda’s second time on the Amputee Ski Trip. Miranda is […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Alfonso, age 14 of Bedford

Alfonso, age 14 of Bedford, Texas, has been treated for both hand differences and prosthetic needs at Scottish Rite Hospital since he was five years old. Alfonso dreams of one day becoming a teacher and enjoys volleyball and playing the trombone. His prosthetist Kara Davis describes him as a “very fun-loving, active kid” and his […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Ryanne, age 13 of Mineola

Ryanne, age 13 of Mineola, Texas, was adopted from Kazakhstan in 2005 at the age of two. She became a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital shortly after arriving to the United States. Ryanne was born with a condition called amniotic band syndrome, which constricts the growth of extremities including arms, legs and fingers. Because of […]

Ryan & Gia’s Moment

  Siblings Ryan & Gia can ride tall, despite their congenital upper- and lower-limb differences. Hospital prosthetists created a customized leg for Ryan and a unique prosthetic arm for Gia. When it comes to helping kids live each moment to the fullest – we don’t horse around. This month, we will be giving you a […]