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High Altitude Hiker Looks Forward to Next Adventure after Tendon Transplant  |  03.30.15

In November of 2013, Jennifer reached an amazing goal: she hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and summited Kala Pattar, which is above 19,000 feet. After her amazing achievement, she stayed at a tea house in Nepal. Unfortunately, she fell off a very deep step at the tea house and tore her ACL. She lived […]

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Cartilage Allograft Helps Young Athlete Stay on the Court  |  03.19.15

For Sydney Boike, a star high school basketball player, a devastating knee injury threatened her academic and athletic goals. Averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game, Boike hoped to play basketball in college while she worked towards medical school. Her orthopedic surgeon implanted a cartilage allograft in her injured knee, hoping the procedure would […]

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Time on the Playground has New Meaning Thanks to Bone Allograft  |  03.13.15

When eight-year-old Campbell began complaining about arm pain, her mother took her to the doctor to find out the cause. Doctors discovered a large bone cyst in her arm and scheduled surgery to drain it. The unfortunate diagnosis forced her to stop swimming, playing basketball and enjoying time on the playground. Since Campbell is a […]

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Celebrating the Gift of Sight  |  03.04.15

This year marks the 32nd annual National Eye Donor Month. This observance promotes donation, honors donors and donor families and celebrates corneal recipients. In 2013, approximately 48,000 people in the U.S. received the gift of sight. None of this would be possible without the generosity of eye donors. According to the Eye Bank Association of […]

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