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College Lacrosse Player Back From Knee Injury

A competitive lacrosse player since the age of 12, Naperville resident Kalie Miller, 20, enjoyed a successful and healthy lacrosse career at Naperville Central High School.  After high school, she joined the Elmhurst College girls’ lacrosse team and continued playing with confidence and trust in her skills and solid conditioning. An injury never entered [...]

January 16th, 2020|Patient Stories|

Micah’s Story

March 25, 2019 While playing in a football game in the fall of 2017, Fieldcrest High School athlete Micah Hurd tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL), two ligaments that cross the front and back of the knee joint respectively. Dr. Brian Cole, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush,(MOR) performed surgery on [...]

March 29th, 2019|Patient Stories|

Getting Back on the Horse After Injury

When Barrington Hills, IL resident Marianne Giovenco-Pappas’ grandfather put her on a pony at age three, she was hooked, and her love for riding grew as she began lessons at age five and entered competitions at seven. Despite the physical demands and risks associated with horseback riding, Marianne, now 50, never sustained an injury. That [...]

November 27th, 2018|Patient Stories, Uncategorized|

Jamari’s Story

Jamari's diagnosis Jamari Sanders’ mother, Sharenne Shumate, didn’t worry when Jamari returned with complaints of leg pain after a day of playing basketball at his uncle’s house. The eight-year-old said he had fallen, but Sharenne didn’t see any bones that appeared to be broken. Just to be sure, she took him to the nearest emergency [...]

November 27th, 2018|Patient Stories|

Patient Completes Ironman after Knee Replacement

Several years ago, lifelong swimmer Laura Parker, now 47, of St. Charles, IL, took an interest in running because some friends were competing in a local triathlon. Training for this event got her hooked on competing and since 2009 she has completed four Ironman triathlons – the most difficult of all triathlons. Her fourth triathlon [...]

July 27th, 2018|Patient Stories|