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Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Omar, age 11 of Dallas

Since 2007, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients have helped encourage and cheer on the runners of the Dallas Marathon through the Patient Champion program. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. This year, we are excited to introduce you to Omar! Omar, […]

December: Max’s Moment to Shine

Meet Max, age 9, of Arlington. My Defining Moment: Max’s mom, Virginia: TSRHC’s reputation gave us the confidence to adopt a child who had a prosthetic leg and hand differences. My Moment to Remember: We are always shown so much love and respect at the hospital. Our son is not just another appointment time or […]

Dallas Marathon Patient Spotlight: Grace, age 14, of Lucas

Since 2007, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients have helped encourage and cheer on the runners of the Dallas Marathon through the Patient Champion program. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. This year, we are excited to introduce you to Grace! Grace, […]

Holiday Special Events Roundup

Learn more about some of the following special events taking place; full details are available on the events calendar. Dallas Cowboys Holiday Visit Members of the Dallas Cowboys team and cheerleaders have been visiting Scottish Rite Hospital patients since 1996. Their annual holiday visit will take place on Monday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. Scottish Rite […]

One year after a new ACL, our Sports Medicine MVP is shining!

Nate Rogers tore his ACL in his debut of junior league hockey for the Philadelphia Little Flyers a U19-elite team. Dr. Philip Wilson reconstructed his ACL and Nate took his rehabilitation and training seriously. One month after his return, he was named one of the “Stars of the Week” for the Eastern Hockey League. His […]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: James and Matthew, age 13 of Plano

Since 2007, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients have helped encourage and cheer on the runners of the Dallas Marathon through the Patient Champion program. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. This year, we are excited to introduce you to James and […]

Parent / Coach Relationships – Making the Most of the Next Season

If you’ve been a volunteer coach for several years, you’ve probably mastered a few things like practice schedules, game line-ups and bad weather communication. However, the challenge of dealing with tough situations can sometimes lead to early burnout in youth sports coaches. Dr. Erica Force, Scottish Rite Hospital Psychologist, suggests, “When dealing with someone who […]

Spine Experts Attend International Congress for Early Onset Scoliosis

The International Congress for Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) is an annual meeting in which Scottish Rite Hospital has a consistent presence. The 10th annual ICEOS meeting took place in Holland on November 17 and 18. The conference brings together orthopedic surgeons and other medical professionals from around the world to discuss the challenging and complex […]

Most Valuable “Patient” Leads His Team to State Basketball Title

For the past four years, patient Darius, age 18 of Lancaster, has had his eye on a specific goal – the basketball goal. When he was a high school freshman, his mom surprised him with a basketball and hoop for their home. Darius practiced religiously and became a phenomenal shooter, despite having a congenital hand […]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Gianna, age 7 of Dallas

Since 2007, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients have helped encourage and cheer on the runners of the Dallas Marathon through the Patient Champion program. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. This year, we are excited to introduce you to Gianna! Gianna, […]

Hydration Tips for Young Athletes Training in Cool Environments – Sports Medicine

It is easy to just think about hydration as a method of cooling the body in hot training environments. However, water does much more than cool you down. For example, staying properly hydrated helps your heart and blood vessels pump oxygen to your muscles and when you’re training. Therefore, we want athletes of all ages […]

Meet our 2016 Dallas Marathon Junior Race Director, Jax

Since 2007, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients have helped encourage and cheer on the runners of the Dallas Marathon through the Patient Champion program. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. This year, we are excited to introduce you to Jax, our […]

Training Medical Professionals From All Over The World

One of our commitments to pediatric orthopedics is to train future medical professionals. We do this in so many ways. From medical students just beginning their career in medicine to fellows who have chosen a sub-specialty within a certain field, it is important to us that we share our experience and our knowledge to improve […]

November: Cameron’s Moment to Shine

Meet Cameron, age 4, of Corpus Christi. My Defining Moment: Cameron’s mom, Meredith: We came to TSRHC for developmental hip dysplasia. Cameron’s left hip was completely out of its socket. My Moment to Remember: Everybody there is so supportive and makes Cameron’s care the priority. She also loved the chocolate ice cream after surgery. J […]

Scottish Rite Hospital breaks ground on new North Campus

Groundbreaking celebration draws a crowd of 250, plans for new facility are unveiled The groundbreaking celebration for the North Campus of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children was an invitation-only event that drew a crowd of more than 250 friends, trustees, patients and their families, Frisco representatives and hospital staff. Visitors walked through a visual […]

Sports Medicine MVP – Trinity

Trinity has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was an infant. Under the care of Dr. Daniel Sucato, Trinity was treated without surgery, for hip dysplasia. For many years, she had no symptoms or problems, but in her very active life, she began to have hip pain and Dr. […]

Learn More About Our Fracture Clinic Walk-In Hours

In many cases, a visit to your pediatrician, urgent care or emergency room is your first stop when your child is hurt. If you are told to follow-up with a pediatric orthopedic specialist for a fracture, you can come to the Scottish Rite Hospital Fracture Clinic during our convenient walk-in hours. Our Fracture Clinic is […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Welcomes Sharon Riley to Executive Team

Sharon Riley has joined the staff of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as its newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President. Riley came from health care consulting at Larson Riley Associates. Before that, she was CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Vice President for University hospitals, UT Southwestern Medical Center. She […]

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Did you know…

…dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of children? …those diagnosed with dyslexia have trouble connecting sounds to letter symbols? This difficulty affects the way children with dyslexia learn to read and spell. …with appropriate treatment, children with dyslexia can learn to read? The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders […]

October: Clayton’s Moment to Shine

Meet Clayton, age 18, of Ravenna. My Defining Moment: I flipped a UTV (4-wheeler) and it landed on my leg. The hospital used the Ilizarov device to regrow the damaged bone. My Moment to Remember: When I learned they had dealt with this kind of accident before, it gave me confidence that I would get […]

Our Fracture Clinic Is Here to Help

A Young Gymnast’s Experience with our Fracture Clinic When Riley broke her arm during a front handspring at the gym, she and her mom were both afraid that she would need surgery. Thankfully, a friend at her gym told them exactly where to go for expert fracture care. On their first visit to Scottish Rite […]

Have You Ever Thought About How Climate Change Can Affect Young Athletes? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

While encouraging children to get outside and play, pediatricians have also been advocating for them on many environmental issues. Sports Medicine physicians, like Shane Miller, M.D., are particularly concerned about how the climate and other changes will impact young athletes. These concerns fall into several key categories. Heat As the temperatures rise seasonally and with […]

Doctors Head To Prague For 51st Annual Scoliosis Research Society Meeting

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is an international society that puts on an annual conference to bring together leading spine surgeons and researchers from around the world. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the progress made towards the treatment of spinal deformities and to learn from top professionals in the field. The 51st […]

Thursday is North Texas Giving Day!

For one day only, a portion of your gift of $25 or more given to Scottish Rite Hospital online at https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/texas-scottish-rite-hospital-for-crippled-children will earn bonus funds. About North Texas Giving Day North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for […]

Wrist Complaints You Shouldn’t Ignore – Fracture Clinic Tips

Many fractures occur when a child falls on an outstretched hand. We described buckle fractures in young children in a previous article, but we want to share with you another possible injury from this kind of fall. A small bone in the wrist called the scaphoid is sensitive to injury because of its position in […]

Is My Ballerina Ready for En Pointe? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

After a few years of training, many young and growing ballerinas long to begin training en pointe. This is a decision that must not be taken lightly. Many successful professional ballerinas did not begin training en pointe until age sixteen, and this did not negatively impact their careers. Because of wide variation in child development […]

Fall Special Events Roundup

From golf tournaments to a Treasure Street tradition, our fall events calendar delivers a full slate of activities for those chipping shots on the greens or chipping in their bids for a benefit auction. Learn more about some of the following special events taking place; full details are available on the events calendar. Meet and Greet Football […]

Early Sports Specialization

We hope you enjoyed watching the summer games as much as we did! After watching multiple medal ceremonies, your child may be motivated to commit to a single sport for a chance at the world stage. Many professional athletes have been perfecting their sport since a very young age. For some, that may have been […]

September: Issac’s Moment to Shine

Meet Issac, age 3, of Mesquite. My Defining Moment: Issac’s mom, Shannon: Issac was born with clubfeet and we were scared. We are so grateful for our referral to TSRHC. My Moment to Remember: Issac celebrated his 3rd birthday in the hospital’s park. It also marked his first year without his “special” shoes. My Moment […]

Hospital Pioneer – Brandon Carrell, M.D. – 1910 – 1981

Born in Dallas in 1910, Brandon Carrell was the son of Beulah and W. B. Carrell, M.D., Scottish Rite Hospital’s first chief of staff. He attended Washington and Lee University and went on to earn his medical degree at Northwestern Medical School. He performed postgraduate work at both Northwestern Medical School and Johns Hopkins University […]

Planning for a Safe Season – What Parents and Coaches can do to be Prepared – TSRHC Sports Medicine

The to-do lists for coaches and sports administrators are very long in the fall. It’s time to meet new players, evaluate the condition and skills of each player, inform the parents of rules and schedules, and get the playbook finalized. What may get overlooked is the emergency plan and training. Shane Miller, M.D., our sports […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Announces New Patents

Our Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction has recently received two new patents. The patents are related to critical components of the TL-HEX external fixation device (pictured at right), which is used for patients undergoing limb lengthening and reconstruction treatment. The device has the capability to perform multiple corrections to the bone simultaneously, […]

Patient Embraces the Chance to Help Others

It’s not every day you see a 10-year-old in a scoliosis brace organizing a crawfish boil, but that’s exactly what Scottish Rite Hospital patient Rowan, of Dallas, does each year at her annual Crawfish for the Curve event. Since 2012, Rowan and her family have been serving up a Cajun feast as a way to […]

Patients Rock the Runway in JCPenney Fashion Show

The ninth annual JCPenney Successful Bridges Fashion Show recently gave some of our spina bifida patients an opportunity to shine in the spotlight. The event took place Friday, August 5, at the JCPenney Home Office, in Plano, Texas. Learn more about this event and discover how the Successful Bridges Teen program at Scottish Rite Hospital […]

Are Your Young Athletes Asking about Cupping and Other Non-Traditional Treatments? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Athletes on the international stage frequently bring light to alternatives to common medical treatments. For instance, in the 2012 games, beach volleyball players and many others raised awareness of using special taping to help with injuries and muscle activation. In the early days of the 2016 games, a new technique has come to the surface […]

Get to Know Our SRH Staff – Psychology Department

There are many reasons why Scottish Rite Hospital is a unique and special place, and giving our patients access to a renowned Psychology department is one of the ways we set ourselves apart. Rooted in our mission of treating the whole child, our Psychology department helps kids with everything from mentally preparing for surgery to coping […]

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: Patient Care, Education, & Research

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children opened its doors in 1921 and over the last 95 years it has become one of the top pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the country. At the core of our mission are three main pillars: patient care, research, and education. The outstanding patient care provided at the hospital is shown […]

My Child Has a Buckle Fracture, Now What? – Fracture Clinic Tips

A buckle fracture, also known as a torus fracture, is a very common injury for children. Because pediatric bones are softer and more flexible than adult bones, one side of the bone may buckle (or bend) upon itself without disrupting the other side of the bone. These fractures are most commonly seen in the wrist […]

August: Haven’s Moment to Shine

Meet Haven, age 13, of Dallas. My Defining Moment: My parents thought I might have dyslexia, so they took me to Scottish Rite Hospital for testing. My Moment to Remember: They shared before and after videos of me reading that showed my improvement. Finally, I knew I could do well in school. My Moment to […]

Returning to Play after an Injury – Special Considerations for Young Athletes – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Whether your child is the star quarterback ready for college recruiters or just starting a youth sports program, we know safety is important to you. As pediatric sports medicine specialists, we are also dedicated to preventing injuries. Research has shown that overuse injuries, problems from repetitive motions with running, jumping and throwing, are preventable. An […]

Heat Illness in Young Athletes – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Recognizing and responding to the signs and symptoms of heat illness is critically important. Though body temperature may not be elevated, heat illness may still be present. Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness Weakness Vomiting Excessive Thirst Headache Fatigue Sweating Nausea Light-headedness Keeping Cool When Exercising in the Heat Take rest and water breaks, every […]

2016 LLRS Annual Meeting: Dr. Karl E. Rathjen Appointed President of the Organization

The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS), an association for the study and application of the methods of Ilizarov-North America, is holding its 25th Annual Scientific Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina on July 22 and 23. The LLRS is an organization dedicated to researching new treatment for limb reconstruction, limb lengthening, extremity deformity correction, and complex […]

Russian Medical Leaders to Visit Scottish Rite Hospital, Advance Partnership

Dr. Alexander Gubin, director of the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Gubin, a neurologist, will visit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children from July 24-27, part of a growing relationship between the center and Scottish Rite Hospital. The hospital co-hosted the center’s International Scientific and Practical […]

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. Learn how the Charles E. Seay Jr. Hand Center positions Scottish Rite Hospital as a leader […]

Little Fingers, Big Problems: Tips from our Fracture Clinic

Did you know that some of the more common injuries we see in young children occur inside the home from normal everyday objects like doors, cabinets and drawers? Young children don’t recognize the dangers associated with these and love to play with them. Since children have naturally slow reactions, fingers or toes often get caught […]

23rd Annual International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST)

July 13 – 16, 2016 Washington, D.C., USA The International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), an annual conference sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society, includes spine surgeons, allied health professionals and researchers from across the globe to discuss new and innovative spine techniques. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is being represented at IMAST […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2016 Artists, Part V

Summer Colors, now in its eighth 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 […]

“Walk it off, it’s just an ankle sprain.”…. Or is it? – Fracture Clinic Tips

The ankle is one of the most commonly injured body parts in children of all ages. An ankle sprain usually occurs when the ligaments, which support the three ankle bones, are stretched beyond their normal limits. This often occurs when the ankle is twisted or rolled inwards. When this happens, the ligaments can stretch or […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2016 Artists, Part IV

Summer Colors, now in its eighth 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 […]

July: Zackery’s Moment to Shine

Meet Zackery, age 16, of Gun Barrel City. My Defining Moment: I was born without a thigh bone in my right leg and my mom brought me to TSRHC. I was treated there and fit with a prosthesis. My Moment to Remember: I sang the national anthem at AT&T Stadium at a hospital benefit. It […]

What is Baseline Testing for Sports Concussions? – Scottish Rite Hospital Sports Medicine

Many studies suggest that access to baseline information when monitoring post-injury symptoms and deciding when a student athlete is ready to return to school or sports is helpful. Though this concept is useful with all diagnoses, it is most frequently utilized to manage return to learn and return to play after sports concussions. Baseline testing […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2016 Artists, Part III

Summer Colors, now in its eighth 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 […]

Monkeying Around – Scottish Rite Hospital’s Fracture Clinic

Even though falls can happen from anywhere, one of the more frequent injuries we see in our fracture clinic is a fall from the monkey bars. In a child’s first year, they develop a reflex called the parachute reflex. This means that when with the sensation of a fall, the child naturally extends his or […]

Get to Know Our SRH Staff – Medical Consultation Coordinators Spotlight

In this “Get to know Our SRH Staff” series, we will be introducing you to various departments at our hospital and spotlighting some of our staff members. Meet our Medical Consultation Coordinators (L to R): Robin O’Neal, Terry Murphy, Claudia Parra Their role at the hospital: The Medical Consultation Coordinator’s role involves facilitating the coordination of […]

Excelling in Spine Research – #ScoliosisAwarenessMonth

Spinal conditions, such as scoliosis, can take many forms and vary in severity. Since the 1970s, our hospital has been an advocate for and leader in research and treatment of spinal disorders in pediatric patients. Discover why the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research at TSRHC remains […]

Female Athlete Triad – What you need to know

The name, female athlete triad, suggests that there are three separate components to this condition. However, further research and studies have led experts at the Female Athlete Triad Coalition* to change their approach in making this diagnosis. Now, the three components are each considered on a spectrum and are thought to be interrelated. All of […]

Protecting Little Elbows – Tips from our Fracture Clinic

Gloria loves to be outdoors, play in the water and look for airplanes. She has been known to sneak out the dog door to get into the backyard to play with her dogs. Her parents are focused on keeping her safe in all of her adventures. In a loving and playful moment at the park, […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2016 Artists, Part II

Summer Colors, now in its eighth 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 […]

Sports Drinks: Know When and How Much

In most situations, water is the best choice for hydrating young athletes. Sports drinks are only recommended when participating in activities: In very hot or humid environments. With high intensity for longer than 60 minutes. Sports camps, tournaments and double-headers. When water isn’t enough, reach for a sports drink with a good mix of water, […]

June: Juliet’s Moment to Shine

Meet Juliet, age 7, of Corinth. My Defining Moment: Juliet’s mom, Holly: Juliet was referred to TSRHC with amniotic band syndrome but we learned she also had severe hip dysplasia. My Moment to Remember: She loves Scottish Rite – we had to have the same toys at home as in TSRHC’s playroom because she didn’t […]

Scottish Rite Hospital is at the Center of Innovation

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, our mission is to discover new and innovative ways to best care for children affected with orthopedic and certain related neurological conditions. We opened our doors in 1921, and since then, our doctors and researchers have been seeking ways to provide the best quality care for our patients. […]

Kids are amazing, and kids’ bones are too!

Knox fell off a slide and when he braced for the fall, he broke both of the bones in his forearm. During his clinic visit, our Fracture Clinic team straightened his arm and molded a custom cast to keep his bones in good alignment. In the emergency room, many parents are told surgery will be […]

Making a Difference with a Difference

Sports are a favorite pastime for active TSRHC patient Micah, age 11, of Shady Shores. He throws football passes, makes baskets and blocks soccer goals, but the most important stats he has posted are as the founder of a holiday toy drive for the patients of Scottish Rite Hospital. Five years and more than 15,000 […]

Sharing Research — Improving Care

While the internationally recognized research conducted at TSRHC benefits children around the world, many people may not realize how our research makes the leap from a local platform to a global stage. Whether publishing journal articles, educating fellows or hosting visiting physicians, our hospital is constantly engaged in sharing discoveries that improve treatment outcomes for […]

Summer Colors Art Auction: Meet the 2016 Artists

Summer Colors, now in its eighth 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 […]

Pediatricians and Specialists Working Together with Young Athletes

Even in an individual sport, a young athlete needs a team. Their team includes parents, pediatricians, coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists and sports medicine specialists. Each of these individuals has a unique role on the team. The primary care provider, most often a pediatrician, knows the child best. This is a relationship that has developed […]

Donor Spotlight: Having a Ball Supporting TSRHC

The Delta Companies puts the “fun” in fundraising — all year long. Teamwork and family are important values of the workplace culture of The Delta Companies, a health care staffing agency based in Dallas. The sparkling disco balls decorating the entryway on every floor of the organization’s building signifies those unifying values – one entity […]

Just say “NO” to Trampolines – Safety Tips from our Fracture Clinic

Many researchers have pondered whether a trampoline of any kind, with any safety features, can be considered safe. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Christine Ho, M.D., has participated in research looking at injuries from trampoline use. For her family, the answer is clear. No trampoline is safe enough. She warns parents to not […]

Does your child complain of heel pain during or after activity? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Growth plates in children’s bones are at risk of injuries because they are relatively weak and, in many cases, have ligaments or tendons attached nearby. Though some growth plates make bones grow longer, others give the bones unique shapes allowing them to do their jobs. In the heel, the big tendon from the calf muscle, […]

May: Stephen’s Moment to Shine

Meet Analia, age 6, of Carrollton, and Volunteer Executive Committee President Stephen Apple. In his words below: My Defining Moment: As a Scottish Rite Mason, I knew about TSRHC. I took a tour – that did it/ I wanted to be a volunteer. My Moment to Remember: I saw a little girl with prosthetic legs […]

Exploring Innovations in Imaging

TSRHC is only the fourth hospital in Texas to employ an advanced imaging technology called EOS®, to be used in specific patient cases. The system produces long length images of the spine and lower extremities with significantly less radiation than is normally required using other imaging tools. There is also the additional capability of creating […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Physicians Leaders at Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Physicians and other medical staff from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children are major participants in this week’s 32nd annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, including 19 podium presentations. The meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., is being presided over by Dr. Lori Karol, assistant chief of staff at Scottish Rite Hospital and […]

Children are Not Small Adults – Scottish Rite Hospital Fracture Clinic

A phrase we use often in pediatric orthopedics is, “Children are not small adults.” And it is especially true when it comes to broken bones, which we refer to as fractures. Unlike adults, children are still growing. This means they have sensitive areas in their bones called growth plates. Another name for this is the […]

No Mountain Too High – TSRHC’s Amputee Ski Trip

Celebrating 35 years of building confidence, camaraderie and courage on the Amputee Ski Trip One crisp, clear Colorado morning in 1985, young Daniel Massey was enjoying a ski run on the freshly powdered slopes of Winter Park, Colo. Conquering moguls on only his second day of learning to ski, he was not your average skier. […]

Aspen – The Story of a Princess

Watch the story below of prosthetics patient Aspen and learn how our hospital cared for her after a life-changing accident. For more information about our prosthetics department, please visit scottishritehospital.org/prosthetics.  

Taking Care of Your Throwing Athlete – TSRHC Sports Medicine

We know that younger throwers have less problems, and that trouble for pitchers typically begins around the age of 12. At this time, young baseball players are becoming involved in more than one team, they are growing rapidly, and they are trying to throw faster and harder. Chuck Wyatt, R.N., C.P.N.P., says to support your […]

Tips for Keeping Your Toddler on the Go – TSRHC Fracture Clinic

According to Gerad Montgomery M.S., F.N.P.-C. from our Fracture Clinic, toddlers are naturally at an increased risk for certain fractures and other injuries. This is because they are in a phase of rapid growth, very active and very unsteady when walking. Toddler’s bones are soft and will often break or buckle with seemingly harmless injuries. […]

We’re Hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, April 28

Working with a world leader in pediatric orthopedics is like no other job. You’ll be part of an organization consistently ranked among the top 10 pediatric orthopedic hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll join a team of caring, energetic people dedicated to providing the best possible care. Better yet, your role will contribute to our mission of giving […]

Getting back to sports after an ACL Reconstruction – TSRHC Sports Medicine

After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, many young athletes choose to have surgery to replace the ACL. In very active kids, the knee is often unstable and at risk of injury without this important ligament. Returning to sports after this procedure takes time and a lot of work. The post-surgery / “new” ACL, called […]

Playground Safety Tips from our Fracture Clinic Experts

Free play and playground time is becoming more valuable to our over-scheduled children. We want to share some of our experience by giving you some suggestions to keep these moments as safe as possible. Our Fracture Clinic pediatric nurse practitioner, Ray Kleposki, tells us that young kids playing on equipment that is not designed with […]

Landmark Study May Pave the Way for Personalized Treatment of Lupus and Other Complex Autoimmune Diseases

Dallas researcher, Virginia Pascual, MD, publishes new findings in prestigious Cell journal DALLAS (March 31, 2016) – New research that may dramatically improve drug development for systemic lupus erythematosus patients will be published April 21 in Cell, the most prestigious scientific journal among biologists. The paper, “Personalized Immunomonitoring Uncovers Molecular Networks That Stratify Lupus Patients,” […]

Exclusive Evening of Accessible Luxury on Friday, April 15

Enjoy fashion, food, jewelry and cars while benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Set against the luxurious backdrop of Park Place Premier Collection, Accessible Luxury is one of Dallas’ most fashionable events. Hosted by event chairmen Emily and Buck Branson and honorary chairmen Tia and Kelly Kraft, Accessible Luxury is now in its seventh […]

April: Layla’s Moment to Shine

Meet Layla, age 16, of Dallas. My Defining Moment: I came because I had an extra bone in my ankle that was causing scar tissue buildup, swelling and inflammation. My Moment to Remember: I was invited to speak at the hospital’s KidSwing Golf Tournament, which was cool because I’ve never done that kind of thing. […]

National Doctor’s Day is Wednesday, 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 19 orthopedic surgeons and 37 total full-time staff physicians All physicians hold faculty appointments at UT Southwestern and are renowned for outstanding research and teaching of medical […]

TSRHC Spring Event Roundup

From golf outings to a glamorous evening fundraiser, our spring calendar is full of fun activities with a range of interests in mind. Check out some of the following special events taking place in the Dallas area. Full details are available on our website events calendar. For the Golfer Preview some of the season’s diverse golfing events. […]

Have you heard about our Fracture Clinic?

We’ve been taking care of fractures at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children for a long time. As our hospital has grown, we have been able to create dedicated areas for the different specialties within pediatric orthopedics. Most recently, we have opened the Fracture Clinic on the North Campus in Plano. As a complement to […]

Athletic Trainers and Baseline Testing – TSRHC Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine team at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s North Campus would not be complete without our athletic trainers. In conjunction with Athletic Training month, established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, we are celebrating our athletic trainers Josh Stevens, A.T.C., L.A.T., and Jamie Wightman, A.T.C., L.A.T. Like many of their peers working […]

Busy Kids and Broken Bones – TSRHC Announces New Fracture Clinic

Constantly on the move, kids are bound to get hurt once in a while. Because of the open growth plates in young bones, kids are more likely to break a bone than sprain a ligament. Injuries that result in a bad sprain for an adult will often cause a broken bone in children, according to […]

Helping Children Like Colby

When you witness the poise and fluid movements of Colby on stage, you know you’re witnessing a young dance professional and ballerina in action. In fact, Colby couldn’t picture life without dancing, and nothing, not even scoliosis, was going to keep her from pursuing the art of dance. Discover how Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for […]

Bouncing Back: Helping a Young Athlete Cope with an Injury or Surgery

Young athletes are tough, but an injury or upcoming surgery can cause even the most levelheaded athlete to stress. At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we are fortunate to have a psychologist, trained in sport psychology, on our team. Erica Force, Ph.D., tells us that some patients may be more likely to have problems […]

Volunteer at the 2016 Reverchon Roundup

Spring’s return brings opportunities for renewal, refreshment and the annual Reverchon Roundup. Taking place Saturday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., this annual cleanup event, now in its 18th year, benefits the historic Reverchon Park, just steps from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas. Find out how you can join TSRHC in rolling […]

March: Isaac’s Moment to Shine

Meet Isaac, age 11, of Amarillo. My Defining Moment: The fingers on my left hand are stuck together except for my thumb. My doctor referred me to TSRHC to get help. My Moment to Remember: TSRHC is really nice. Everyone is friendly. The first time there, I saw lots of kids and I knew I […]

The Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge is Back!

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge! Thanks to our wonderful friends at the Cotton Patch Cafe, every donation of $25 made to TSRHC beginning February 29th will be matched in $25 Cotton Patch Cafe gift cards (up to $1,000 per donor). Give today and claim a heapin’ helpin’ […]

Heart Health tips for Young Athletes from our Sports Medicine Team

As a nation, we celebrate our loved ones and cardiac health in February. In pediatric sports medicine, we are passionate about heart health. A well-rounded view of heart health means being aware of the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac death. The sudden death of a young athlete is rare, but when it happens, it […]

Tips to Keep Safe on the Slopes

When hitting the slopes, it’s important to have the right equipment. Staying safe while skiing is a top priority for the 35th Annual Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Amputee Ski Trip. In honor of this special event, we’ve put together some important safety tips for fun in the snow. Wear Sunscreen – Even if the […]

Welcome to TSRHC, Dr. Jane Chung!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jane Chung to our sports medicine practice at our North Campus in Plano! Her special interests include: pediatric / adolescent sports medicine, sports concussions, conditions in female athletes and sports injury prevention. Check out her website bio for more information or watch our “60 seconds with Dr. Jane Chung” video:  

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Natalie, age 14 of Fort Worth

Natalie, age 14 of Fort Worth, has been a part of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) family for most of her life. Born without a fibula bone, she came to TSRHC when she was only 11 months old to have her left foot amputated. But Natalie didn’t let that slow her down. […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas

Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. Due to the development of osteosarcoma in his bones, he now wears a full leg prosthesis. Jeremiah likes to play basketball and video games with friends outside of school and wants to be an aircraft […]

Don’t Let a Basketball Injury Slow Down Your Young Athlete – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Hand injuries are common in youth basketball. Some studies suggest there are as many as 7-10 injuries per 1,000 practices or games. Christine Ho, M.D., Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) pediatric orthopedic hand surgeon, offers some insight. Dr. Ho sees hand injuries in all ages and all skill levels of basketball players. In […]

Treating Perthes Disease

Also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, Perthes disease is a childhood disorder of the hip. The disease affects the ball portion of the hip joint, known as the femoral head. Perthes is uncommon— approximately 5 to 10 children per 100,000 will be diagnosed — and it more commonly affects boys -1 in 760 boys. Here are […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Tatyana, age 15 of Corsicana

Tatyana was born with amniotic band syndrome; a condition that caused her to have her right leg amputated when she was just one year old. Luckily, she was in the expert care of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Today, Tatyana is a vibrant 15-year-old living in Corsicana. When she is not playing trumpet […]

TSRHC Patient Delaney Named 94.9 KLTY Student Athlete of the Month

We are excited to announce that Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patient Delaney is 94.9 KLTY’s Student Athlete of the Month. About Delaney Age / Grade: 18 / Senior School: Dallas Christian School Sport: Soccer Why She Was Nominated: Delaney is a great example of faith and perseverance. She has been a leg amputee since she was […]

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series is this Saturday

Physicians and other health-care professionals attending the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series (POES) on Saturday will experience fully interactive sessions with 11 specialists from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, according to Dr. Anthony Riccio, the course director. Instead of a lecture, each of the nine continuing medical education sessions will be built around multiple-choice questions […]

Calling All Dancers – Chance to Dance is February 16 – March 29

Chance to Dance is an eight-week introductory dance class that is offered for our patients (both male and female) between the ages 5 and 12. This class is also open to the patient’s siblings and friends! The class will explore different styles that make up popular social and cultural dance. No previous dance experience necessary. Class Location Solarium […]

Did you know? – An Interview with Dr. Henry Ellis

We’ve told you that our sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Henry Ellis, is the medical director of our annual amputee ski trip for TSRHC patients, but did you know that he is also one of the team physicians for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association? How long have you been a team physician for the U.S. […]

February: Candace’s Moment to Shine

Meet Candace, age 17, of Garland. My Defining Moment: I had cancer in my ankle when I was 4. My leg was amputated below the knew and my prosthesis came from TSRHC. My Moment to Remember: Wanda McFadden was my prosthetist from age 4 to 18. She made sure my leg fit perfectly – every […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Joshua, age 16 of Houston

Joshua, age 16 of Houston, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2009 when he contracted meningococcemia and had his left foot amputated. Joshua hasn’t let the setback slow him down. He is a member of the Boys Scouts of America and plays guitar and competitive computer games. He plans […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Miranda, age 16 of Frisco

Miranda, age 16 of Frisco, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2012. She wears a full prosthetic on her left leg. Miranda loves to dance; she is on her high school drill team and also likes tap and jazz. Outside of school, Miranda is a volunteer at […]

Center for Dyslexia Educational Outreach

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is dedicated to its educational outreach. The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders serves as a host facility for seminars to assist educators in understanding dyslexia and identifying the disorder in public schools. The educational outreach opportunities at the center also educate attendees in the dyslexia interventions […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cody, age 14 of Keller

Cody, age 14 of Keller, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was just six weeks old. Cody was born missing both his tibias (shinbones) and knees. After numerous consultations with TSRHC Chief of Staff Emeritus Dr. Tony Herring, it was decided that it was in Cody’s […]

Learn about our Center for Pediatric Bone Biology and Translational Research

A core mission of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is to conduct research that improves the care of children. Since 1921, the hospital has developed a deep reservoir of medical history, renowned expertise in treating pediatric orthopedic disorders, and a robust research program that fosters a strong collaboration between clinic and laboratory. Through patient-centered research, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Whitney, age 17 of Ruston, Louisiana

Whitney, age 17 of Ruston, Louisiana, is a patient with the prosthetics department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). In her spare time, Whitney cheerleads on a pom squad and is an ambassador for the Amputee Coalition of America. Whitney hopes to one day start a business of training dogs and is currently training […]

What is Osteochondritis Dissecans? – TSRHC Sports Medicine

Watson didn’t know anything about osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) when he first came to see Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children sports medicine surgeon, Philip L. Wilson, M.D., he only knew that his knees hurt. But if you talk to him now, this young athlete knows all the symptoms to look out for and the importance of […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Alfredo, age 17 of Mansfield

Alfredo, age 17, of Mansfield, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for five years. He has never been skiing or snowboarding before, but after seeing pictures of other ski trips is excited to go. Alfredo likes to draw, using everything from paint to charcoal to pencils. For his […]

TSRHC to host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series on Saturday, February 6

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) will host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series in Dallas on Saturday, February 6. Keeping Out of Trouble The topic of this conference is “Keeping out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine – 
A Case-Based Approach to Avoiding Jeopardy.” This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Christopher, age 14 of Grapevine

Christopher, age 14, of Grapevine, Texas, was born missing the fibular bone of his left leg. He has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was two weeks old. After undergoing a Symes amputation, he adjusted quickly to his prosthesis and was walking by age 13 months. Now he […]

Bracing Compliance Improves When Scoliosis Patients Know They’re Monitored

Study found adolescents wore braces longer and enjoyed better outcomes when tracking data shared Adolescent scoliosis patients being treated with bracing were more likely to comply when they knew that the number of hours they wore their braces was being monitored and they were counseled on the results, according to a study published last week in […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jazmyn age 17 of Irving

Jazmyn, age 17 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 second year going on the TSRHC ski trip and she is looking forward to skiing and […]

How Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Child

What Is Occupational Therapy? Occupations are all of the activities we do in our daily lives. For a child or adolescent, occupations include play, school, work, leisure activities and daily routines. Occupational therapy (OT) helps when a child’s disability or illness interferes with these activities. Occupational Therapy Services at TSRHC Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Erika, age 17 of Wylie

Erika, age 17 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. Erika is most looking forward to seeing the old ski instructors from last year and getting to know new friends on the trip. She loves […]

Shop at Saint Bernard Sports on Thursday, January 14

Join us at Saint Bernard Sports in Inwood Village next Thursday, January 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. When you shop, 20% of sales will benefit the TSRHC Amputee Ski Trip.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Taj, age 16 of Fort Worth

Taj, age 16 of Fort Worth, Texas, moved from New Orleans to Texas after hurricane Katrina. Once in Texas, Taj came to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 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 […]

January: Prajith’s Moment to Shine

Meet Prajith, age 10, of Austin, with Christopher H. Martin, artist.   My Defining Moment: The main reason my family moved from California to Texas was to get my scoliosis treated at TSRHC. A Moment to Remember: The staff knew what my favorite toy was and surprised me with it after surgery to help my […]