At Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the affiliated team of specialists is dedicated to offering the most comprehensive care to treat a wide variety of pediatric orthopedic illness and injuries, from minor fractures to complex conditions. Through a collaborative, multi-specialty approach, patients are cared for by an experienced team of nurses, therapists and affiliated physicians who strive to bring sub-specialized inpatient and outpatient care to children of all ages. For patients with complex, long-term needs, we offer patients a continuity of care throughout childhood with a smooth transition to an adult provider when needed.

Patient Stories

  • patient michel in football uniform

    From traumatic injury to triumphant recovery: Navigating the path to healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    May 3, 2024

    Michael, fresh from a game of youth football, was enjoying a casual dirt bike ride around the neighborhood with his dad. This normalcy was shattered in an instant when an accident left Michael with a severe compound fracture in his leg. The shock and fear were immediate.

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  • patient tucker playing football

    Reaching the End Zone: Tucker Lee's Inspiring Journey from Knee Injury to Football Dream

    March 14, 2024

    However, in 2022, Tucker faced a major setback when he sustained a knee injury unrelated to football during his sophomore year of high school. The incident took place while he was wrestling. He got stuck in a twisted position and didn’t realize he tore his meniscus at that moment. The next ...

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  • patient jenny

    Optimizing patient outcomes: Advancements in surgical navigation for scoliosis treatment

    February 6, 2024

    At just 15 years old, Jenny Gonzales has a profound understanding of conquering life’s adversities. She has endured 17 medical procedures including two open-heart surgeries. In July 2023, she faced another formidable obstacle: an 11-hour surgery to correct a severe curvature in her spine....

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  • patient evan at playground

    Evan’s Story: Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Gave Our Son Renewed Hope and Optimism

    April 5, 2023

    The Carkhuffs’ journey to find answers for their son involved relocating their family 1,600 miles away from their home in Pennsylvania to Houston, Texas, where they found hope. Houston has been home to the family for the past 16 years, and it was in Houston where they found the doctors that...

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  • Patient Alexandra

    Alexandra's Story: A Combined Approach for Hip Dysplasia Helps Elite Athletes Return to Competition

    November 16, 2022

    Elite athlete Alexandra Wainwright, 20, began her practice of karate at the age of 8. At the age of 17, she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had bilateral hip preservation surgeries as a patient at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now, Alexandra competes with the best athletes from...

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  • Patient Mya

    Mya’s Story: Setting Her Sights on Big Dreams After Scoliosis Surgery

    August 16, 2022

    After undergoing scoliosis surgery seven years ago at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital to treat a severe curvature in her spine followed by three months of healing and recovery – 21-year-old Mya Aguilar has overcome many challenges, and with her audacity and boldness, she is makin...

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  • Khai' Mora smiling

    Khai’Mora’s Story: Mehta Casting Treatment for Infantile Scoliosis

    March 11, 2022

    Latorree Garrett describes the first time she saw an X-ray of her daughter’s spine. “To me, it looked like a lizard,” she says. Despite the shock of seeing the severe curvature of her daughter’s spine, she was thankful to finally have a diagnosis for her daughter, now 2 ye...

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  • Sophia Smiling

    Sophia’s Story: Growth Modulation to Correct Bowed Legs

    April 1, 2020

    When Sophia was 6 or 7, her knees started to bow. At around age 8, she began experiencing knee and ankle pain. That’s when Leanne took her to see Dr. Younas, a pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis surgeon affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and an associate professor in the Departm...

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  • Lexi

    Lexi’s Story: Bouncing back from a Shattered Femur

    July 5, 2018

    A double bounce on a trampoline at her brother’s birthday party sent 11-year-old Lexi spiraling out of control, landing hard on her right leg. Thankfully, Lexi would end up in the skilled hands of Lindsay Crawford, MD, an affiliated pediatric orthopedic surgeon at McGovern Medical School at UTHea...

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  • Chadrick

    Chadrick’s Story Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    May 31, 2018

    Fourteen-year-old Chadrick, who plays outside linebacker for his school’s football team, struggled with hip soreness and stiffness for months, especially when engaging in physical activities. He took anti-inflammatories and iced his hip, but the pain and stiffness kept coming back. When his fathe...

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  • Mya Aguilar

    Bending the Curve: Mya’s Scoliosis Story

    January 7, 2018

    It was November 2014, and Mya Aguilar was three months into her eighth-grade year. She had been called down to the school nurse for an annual checkup. When the school nurse asked Mya to bend over and touch her toes, she noticed something wrong with the eighth-grader’s back. Mya’s mother, Geneva A...

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  • Matt Craig

    Returning to the Water, One Millimeter at a Time

    July 13, 2017

    In June 2013, Matthew Craig – then 15 – and his family were at their house on Lake Livingston enjoying some quality time when tragedy struck. While tubing behind a jet ski, Craig suddenly crashed into a boat dock. Right before impact, he attempted to protect his head as best he could ...

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  • Treveon

    Treveon's Story: Scoliosis Surgery Puts Treveon Back in Action

    May 31, 2017

    Since he first began playing football at age 5, Treveon, now a high school sophomore, has dreamed of playing college ball, maybe even going pro. But in eighth grade, he was temporarily sidelined, when a routine visit to his pediatrician revealed a hump on his upper back. X-rays showed a curvature...

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  • MaKayla

    MaKayla’s Story: Scoliosis Strikes Out

    May 31, 2017

    MaKayla’s scoliosis diagnosis came as a complete shock. The petite 13-year-old was a cheerleader, tumbled and played competition softball. By all appearances, she was perfectly healthy. Yet, in September 2015, a visit to a chiropractor for a back injury resulting from a trampoline incident ...

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  • Hannah

    Hannah’s Story: Beating the Odds to Run Again

    December 28, 2015

    When sixteen-year-old Hannah Hendricks faced the biggest setback of her life, she showed her grit to be the kind that comes from deep inside, the kind that keeps you going against the odds. And Hannah knows all about beating the odds. On the morning of July 25, 2013, Hannah, an incoming high scho...

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