“Geno Golfers” Champion Cause for Kids Like Piper

Categories: Orthopedics, Patient Families
Piper Lundin is a champion among champions. Like other children who are battling medical conditions requiring ongoing infusion therapy, or those undergoing outpatient dialysis, Piper – the 10-year-old daughter of Sarah and Mark Lundin – is as courageous as she is resilient. Piper and her family were among the special guests attending the 16th Annual …

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Knee Surgery Keeps Pitcher-Shortstop from Stopping Short

Categories: Orthopedics, Patient Families
Connor Naspo loves baseball. And he’s really good at it—pitcher and shortstop are his favorite positions. But last year, when he was 10, he was experiencing problems with his knee that threatened to take him out of the game. He had significant pain all the time, and his knee would periodically lock up. His mother …

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New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics, Patient Families
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn …

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Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research

Categories: Orthopedics
Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research
Jacey Clarke of East Haddam knows all too well what a concussion feels like. As a basketball player for Nathan Hale-Ray High School, Jacey, 16, was scrimmaging with her team last winter when she took a severe blow to the head. “I was running down to get in front of the Center and she side-checked …

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