Patient Stories for Sports Medicine Clinic

Jonathan’s meniscus transplant story

Whether he’s on a bike ride or just walking to class at Southeastern Community College each day, Jonathan Gavin appreciates the precious gift that allows him to do those things pain-free.

Giving Kiersten hip care to keep an active life

Kiersten Latham cheering
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UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
“I told Dr. Willey I had a goal to get back to dance, do track, and play softball. He was great to me. He told me if I followed his orders, I would get back and do those.”

Minimally invasive procedure provides relief from plantar fasciitis pain

Deanna Brennan
“It was created to mimic open surgery but with less risk and less recovery time. While the procedure was initially developed for tennis elbow, we now use it for many common tendon issues, including golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles heel issues.”--Mederic Hall, MD

Ray's story

Thanks to the UI Hospitals & Clinics Ray Haas was able to get back to his very active lifestyle with no limitations after he had a hip replacement.