Meet Our Patients
When a prenatal ultrasound revealed that Sara and Aaron Trombley's unborn son had congenital vertical talus, they already knew where they would go. Just 18 months earlier, their firstborn son, Ashton, was born with the same foot deformity.
It was just after Clara Dawson’s first birthday when her family noticed something different about her little legs. One leg seemed to be longer than the other.
Even before Alexis was born, she was diagnosed with a foot deformity known as clubfoot. Her parents sought treatment with pediatric orthopedic specialist Dr. Matthew Dobbs.
Colin was diagnosed with clubfoot the day he was born. Colin was treated immediately with no relief. Then his mom learned about Dr. Matthew Dobbs at St. Louis Children's Hospital, who specializes in bracing to correct clubfoot.
Ethan's journey with clubfoot began when he was diagnosed with clubfoot in the womb. He was just ten days old when he began treatment with Dr. Matthew Dobbs at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Julia Wynne has dealt with a wide variety of medical issues with fortitude and grace since the day she was born. The 15-year-old from Montana was born with a complex medical condition called VACTERL.
Lucas crushed his finger between a 15-pound weight and a piece of wood. The ring finger on his left hand was split open and we could tell it was broken.
Like his mom, Sam was born with the foot deformity known as clubfoot. But after her experience with painful surgery as a child, Allison decided to bring Sam to pediatric orthopedic specialist Dr. Matthew Dobbs for non-surgical treatment known as the Ponseti Method.
Devin Graham’s mom calls him a trooper. He lived up to that name when just five days before his 13th birthday, the Wichita, Kan., boy sustained a major trauma to his hand that brought him by airplane to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for emergency surgery.
Loewy, an active 15-year-old from Glen Carbon, Ill., was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis when she was 12 years old.
14 year old Tyler Heidbrink was an all-star athlete, playing football and basketball, and competing with a select baseball team in his hometown. However, Tyler’s athletic career was jeopardized when he had an accident that tore his left shoulder open.