New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics Now, 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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Infusion Therapy: Meet Michael

Categories: Patient Families
No one could tell Meagan Ribera what was wrong with her son. She had taken him to doctors across New England without getting an answer. All she knew was that he had multiple issues: He was blind in one eye and had 20/400 vision in the other; he was born with a hole in his …

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Spotlight on Research: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Sylvia Ounpuu & Kristan Pierz Ortho Now Summer 2017
Researchers Shine Light on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Research on a century-old disease continues at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where researchers are working to unlock the mysteries of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a relatively rare condition but one of the most commonly inherited neurological disorders observed in children and youth. First identified in 1886, CMT – also known …

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