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Director of Communications: McKay Heim, (214) 559-8300, Mckay.Heim@tsrh.org
Senior Communications Officer: Manny Mendoza, (214) 559-8580, Manny.Mendoza@tsrh.org
Communications Officer: Laura Bentz, (214) 559-8395, Laura.Bentz@tsrh.org

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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 […]

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 […]