Lower Extremity Program | Patient Stories

George Davies - leg length discrepancy patient at Boston Children's HospitalGeorge the unstoppable conquers leg-length discrepancy
March 31, 2016
George was born with a rare genetic condition that resulted in a leg length discrepancy and has had three types of surgeries to stimulate bone growth in his left leg. Through it all, he's maintained his humor, developed a passion for chemistry and genetics and nurtured an incredible friendship with Dr. James Kasser. Read more...

MiaMia’s story: Looking back on Christmas Eve in the ER
December 23, 2015
What's it like to spend a Christmas holiday in the hospital? Mia, Disney-loving cheerleader, takes us behind the scenes after breaking her ankle and spending Christmas Eve in the ER in 2014. Read more...

From torn labrum to Harvard hockey MVP
April 16, 2015
After a high-tech surgery and a four-month rehabilitation for a labral tear and FAI, Harvard women’s ice hockey star Sarah Edney has career-best season. Read how Boston Children's orthopedics team helped. Read more...

Teen with hip dysplasia can't wait to return to hospital
January 20, 2015
Periacetabular osteotomy surgery for hip dysplasia can be rough, but Anna, a young adult from N.H., found her surgery fueled a passion for medicine.

Buddy system for hip dysplasia patients
October 16, 2014
When Babson College soccer player Kristina Simonson was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and required two major surgeries (called periacetabular osteotomy or PAO), she turned to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program.

Helping a teenage athlete stay hip
August 22, 2012
It was another day at field hockey practice for Jenn Sprung. The 14-year-old from Gloversville, NY was running and playing with her team when a sharp pain through her right leg made her stop.

Born to Run: How hip dysplasia surgery got this patient moving
May 23, 2012
The hip team not only treats a very special young girl with hip dysplasia and help her make a cast for her bear, so she doesn’t feel alone.