May 4, 2021

A problem-solver extraordinaire travels the world

The fact that Wayne Moorehead is a quadruple amputee doesn’t dampen his can-do attitude or independent spirit. Moorehead’s life turned upside down in August 2018 when he got sick and developed sepsis. He went to a local clinic, was diagnosed…

May 4, 2021

Nothing discourages this unstoppable marathoner on wheels

Fred Samuelsen marvels that he has completed 13 marathons. No big deal some may think, but Samuelsen is proud that he competes in what he calls a “very cool” wheelchair. His journey to a wheelchair began 11 years ago when…

April 19, 2021

Specialized UCL surgical repair leads to speedy recovery for elite CrossFit world competitor

Alexis Johnson was performing heavy snatches at a CrossFit gym and a fluke accident caused her to rupture her Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL). The good news? She knew just who to call. “I reached out to Dr. Evan Meeks because…

March 22, 2021

Even flying in the air, nothing keeps this cheerleader down

Marlie Armatta, 17, an elite competitive cheerleader, defies gravity every time she flies through the air, flawlessly executing double twists, spins, or flips. “Tumbling is my passion,” says Marlie, a junior at George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas. But…

March 2, 2021

Phil Smith, 85-years-young marathoner, wins hearts and medals

Phil Smith recently completed his 40th consecutive Houston marathon or half marathon. This is a remarkable feat for any age, but Smith is 85-years-young and still laces up at the crack of dawn and hits the ground running. He ran…

December 23, 2020

Our Patients Look Like This: Kevin McDonald A Christmas Miracle

“When I was 11,” says Kevin McDonald, “my world turned upside down after I scraped my right thigh and knee. A week later, my knee became swollen and I went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital ER where my knee was…

November 18, 2020

Our Patients Look Like This: Cheyenne Meyer Unstoppable Triathlete

An elite-level triathlete. A determined spirit with a comeback attitude. Cheyenne Meyer, 23, was enjoying a training ride for a triathlon championship race when suddenly a car smashed into her left side. She was thrown off the bike and knocked…

July 20, 2020

UT Ortho Annual Report 2019

The UT Ortho Annual Report is available to view online. Click the image below to view–

September 27, 2019

William C. McGarvey, MD, Installed as AOFAS® President

Congratulations to our very own, William C. McGarvey, MD, who was named President of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS). We are so proud and know your passion for cultivating the next generation of surgeons will make you…

March 21, 2019

Case of the Month – Pediatric Benign Bone Tumors — There is “a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Benign bone tumors in children are quite common. In fact, much more common than other well-known pediatric “diseases,” such as scoliosis or club feet. Approximately 500 children in Houston suffer a benign bone tumor per year, or approximately one child…