Scottish Rite for Children

Scottish Rite for Children Scottish Rite for Children is a nonprofit pediatric orthopedic hospital in Dallas, Texas. Patients receive treatment regardless of the familyโ€™s ability to pay.

Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nationโ€™s leading pediatric orthopedic centers. A wide range of orthopedic conditions are treated, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campuses, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren

.org. Sign-up for our e-newsletter for more Scottish Rite news: https://scottishriteforchildren.org/email

Margo is ready to scrub in! ๐Ÿซง๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฉบ
02/29/2024

Margo is ready to scrub in! ๐Ÿซง๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฉบ

Charlotte's world is a colorful canvas filled with singing, dancing, rock climbing, painting and even wild monster makeu...
02/28/2024

Charlotte's world is a colorful canvas filled with singing, dancing, rock climbing, painting and even wild monster makeup! ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽจ Thanks to her amazing doctors, she's living her best life and enjoying every moment to the fullest.

At 3 years old, Charlotte faced high fevers, joint and limb pain for almost two years. Despite numerous doctor visits and ER trips, her family remained in the dark about her condition. A family friend suggested Charlotte visit Scottish Rite for Children, where she met our rheumatology experts.

With the guidance of Dr. Nassi, Dr. Heather and the incredible nurses in the rheumatology department, Charlotte's life transformed. From enduring painful episodes every five weeks to now embracing the joy of childhood with as little pain as possible, Scottish Rite has given Charlotte the chance to shine.

We're beaming with pride to be a part of your story, Charlotte! ๐ŸŒŸ We can't wait to witness the incredible creativity you bring to the world! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Mateo was born missing part of his right hand. His family says they had a hard time getting his condition diagnosed unti...
02/27/2024

Mateo was born missing part of his right hand. His family says they had a hard time getting his condition diagnosed until they met Dr. Chris Stutz at Scottish Rite for Children. Dr. Stutz diagnosed Mateo with Polands Syndactyly. He didnโ€™t need surgery, but he needed help keeping up with his peers. Our in-house prosthetics team made Mateo a custom prosthesis that allows him to swing a bat and ride his bike independently. Keep knockinโ€™ it out of the park, Mateo! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿฆพโšพ๏ธโค๏ธ

02/27/2024
02/27/2024
Meet Carley, a vibrant and active young girl with a zest for life! ๐ŸŒŸ She cherishes the simple joys of life like reading,...
02/26/2024

Meet Carley, a vibrant and active young girl with a zest for life! ๐ŸŒŸ She cherishes the simple joys of life like reading, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and whipping up delicious creations in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

In eighth grade, Carley had an unsettling realization while trying on dresses for a school dance. Her mother had difficulty zipping up the lovely dresses completely due to Carley's uneven back and protruding shoulder blade. Worried, they consulted a local orthopedic surgeon, who fitted Carley with a brace to correct her scoliosis curve.

For a year, Carley diligently wore the brace every night, until she was referred to our scoliosis specialists at Scottish Rite for Children. An X-ray of her hand revealed that her growth plates were closed, indicating minimal progression of her 38-degree curve. Our scoliosis experts provided reassurance to Carley and relieved her worries, allowing her to ecstatically bid farewell to the brace.

However, at a six-month follow-up with Dr. Johnson, Carley discovered that her curve had worsened to 44 degrees. Despite diligent monitoring, her curve continued to deteriorate over the years, eventually reaching the surgical threshold of 50 degrees during her freshman year of college. With bravery and apprehension, Carley underwent spinal fusion surgery, guided by Dr. Johnson's steady hand and comforting presence. The procedure was remarkably successful, reducing her curve to 5 degrees and even granting her an additional inch in height!

During the recovery period, Carley found comfort in the care of our compassionate nurses, from healing and walking laps around the inpatient unit to sleeping and regaining her strength.

Despite the initial struggles, Carley began to see progress, and by summer, she was well on her way to full recovery. Returning to college in August with renewed confidence, she no longer worried about hiding her curvature, thanks to the life-changing support she received from Dr. Johnson and the team at Scottish Rite.

For Carley, Scottish Rite is more than just a hospital. It holds a special place in her heart, intertwined with her life's journey. Each interaction left a profound impact of warmth and acceptance, transforming intimidating moments into ones of comfort and even joy. Entrusting her surgery to our expert team was a decision she will never regret, knowing that she was in the hands of the most capable professionals. Returning for check-ups is now a delight, surrounded by kind-hearted individuals in a place that revolutionized her well-being. โœจ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ’–

Introducing Owen, our precious 14-month-old patient, sporting the most adorable city skyline logoed prosthetic leg you'v...
02/23/2024

Introducing Owen, our precious 14-month-old patient, sporting the most adorable city skyline logoed prosthetic leg you've ever seen! ๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿฆฟ๐Ÿ’› Owenโ€™s journey began with a Syme amputation, a procedure through the ankle joint, due to fibular hemimelia and the absence of part of the tibia.

Last year, after his surgery, Owen's mom stumbled upon our Scottish Rite for Children x By Way of Dallas collaboration Insta post. The moment she laid eyes on the design, she knew it was the perfect match for Owen's first-ever prosthesis. Don Cummings, Owen's prosthetist, worked his magic, and now Owen became the proud owner of this vibrant, colorful leg that perfectly complements his playful spirit.

Thanks to this stylish addition, our little man will be able do it all โ€”walk, jump and play with endless style and flair. ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒˆ Owen's treatment is a beautiful testament to resilience, love and the magic that happens when collaboration and creativity unite.

We're incredibly proud to be a part of Owen's story and eagerly anticipate where his adventurous spirit will take him next! ๐Ÿ’™ โœจ

Scottish Rite for Childrenโ€™s first-of-its-kind collaboration with the in-demand fashion brand By Way of Dallas merges life-changing function with leading-edge fashion. Explore exclusive designs by artists, athletes and local influencers and learn more about this collaboration visit our website. http://spr.ly/6183nqs4b

02/22/2024
Weather forecast: 100% chance of happiness! Follow our little adventurer Clark's lead and soak up every ray of sunshine!...
02/21/2024

Weather forecast: 100% chance of happiness! Follow our little adventurer Clark's lead and soak up every ray of sunshine! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’›

Meet JaKory, a 10-month-old bundle of joy who lights up every room with his infectious smile. Whether he's captivated by...
02/19/2024

Meet JaKory, a 10-month-old bundle of joy who lights up every room with his infectious smile. Whether he's captivated by Ms. Rachel's playful antics or cozied up with his beloved blanket, JaKory's zest for life is undeniable.

Born prematurely, he spent his earliest days in the NICU, where doctors discovered Distal Arthrogryposis, a rare genetic condition, previously unnoticed during his mother's pregnancy. Recognizing the complexity of JaKory's condition, his family sought specialized care, finding hope and expertise at Scottish Rite under the guidance of Dr. Morris and his exceptional team.

Facing a challenging road ahead, 4-month-old JaKory embarked on a path of resilience and determination. With eight weeks of serial casting, extended to 10 due to unforeseen hurdles, followed by an extensive three-part surgery lasting eight hours, the team at Scottish Rite provided amazing support. Dr. Morris and his colleagues became like family, guiding and comforting JaKory's family through every step of the journey with compassion and expertise.

JaKory's family experienced the longest separation from their little one. Dr. Morris skillfully addressed three areas of concern โ€” JaKory's right hip dislocation, left knee femoral shortening and pinning, and left foot vertical talus. Following the successful surgery, Dr. Morris' commitment extended beyond the operating room. He visited JaKory's family on the night of the procedure and every morning thereafter, even on weekends.

Thanks to the dedication and expertise of Dr. Morris and his team, JaKory now has a bright future ahead, with the best possible chance to achieve milestones like walking, crawling and bending his legs โ€” simple joys often taken for granted. As JaKory's mom beautifully puts it, "They say superheroes wear capes, but ours wear scrubs and a smile." JaKory's healing is a testament to resilience and the power of compassionate care, and his family eagerly anticipates the unfolding of his very own superhero story, filled with endless possibilities! We canโ€™t wait to see where your next adventure takes you, JaKory! ๐Ÿ’ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The Dallas Stars players and their lovable mascot Victor E. Green traded their skates for smiles as they brought joy to ...
02/15/2024

The Dallas Stars players and their lovable mascot Victor E. Green traded their skates for smiles as they brought joy to our patients off the ice! ๐Ÿ’โญ๏ธ In the midst of the cheers and laughter, our young fans got the opportunity to meet their hockey heroes up close, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. A huge shoutout to the Stars players for making our patients feel extra special! It's moments like these that make us appreciate the magic of sports beyond the game. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’š

Dallas Stars Foundation

Sending heaps of Valentine's Day love from everyone here at Scottish Rite for Children! ๐Ÿ’• Our team put their hearts into...
02/14/2024

Sending heaps of Valentine's Day love from everyone here at Scottish Rite for Children! ๐Ÿ’• Our team put their hearts into hosting an extra special party for our inpatients this afternoon. The Playroom transformed into a heart-shaped haven, filled with giggles, sweet treats and arts and crafts. Our Child Life specialists, inpatient nurses and support staff went above and beyond to show our patients how much they are cared for and loved. It's no wonder why our team is simply the best! โค๏ธ

It's no secret that we're known for a great patient experience! There are dozens of reasons, but one that you might find...
02/09/2024

It's no secret that we're known for a great patient experience! There are dozens of reasons, but one that you might find surprising is our aquariums! ๐Ÿ  At Scottish Rite, our halls and waiting areas are home to aquatic masterpieces featuring freshwater and saltwater tanks filled with a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, bringing joy to patients like Kailen. Kailen has been coming to Scottish Rite to visit our Rheumatology experts for juvenile idiopathic arthritis since she was 2. She said she finds the fish to be the highlight of her visits. She is consistently captivated by the colorful aquatic life she encounters each time she comes. We are glad you like them, Kailen! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŸ

Jolie was only 6 years old when she first visited Scottish Rite for Children to seek treatment for her feet. Born premat...
02/07/2024

Jolie was only 6 years old when she first visited Scottish Rite for Children to seek treatment for her feet. Born prematurely, she weighed only 1 pound and 1 oz, and her middle toes grew under the others. As she grew older, Jolie began to experience pain in her hips and back and was later diagnosed with mild scoliosis. Despite having to visit Scottish Rite for treatment for all three conditions, Jolie never feared the visits because the doctors always made her feel comfortable and at ease. No matter what her treatment entailed, Jolie always felt like she was having fun at Scottish Rite and sometimes even forgot she was a patient.

Jolie received multidisciplinary care from our experts until she turned 16, and the exercises and stretches she learned during her treatment are still part of her routine today. Thanks to the care she received, Jolie was able to pursue her passion for cross country and soccer throughout high school, while also pursuing her love of reading and writing. However, Jolie was most passionate about car shows, which she and her family attended frequently. She was fascinated by the automobiles, especially the 69.5 Camaro her dad and Uncle Alan had built using parts from the 70 model.

The annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Dallas AutoRama was always one of Jolie's favorite events and a wonderful event that benefited Scottish Rite for Children. She and her family attended to show their support for Scottish Rite, in honor of the care Jolie received. During one event, artist Travis Rochford and Chase Landry from the Great Texas Pinstriper's Panel Jam & Art Auction approached Jolie and her family, curious to know their story about attending the event every year. After sharing her story with them as a Scottish Rite patient, Travis gifted Jolie a custom panel, and she has since become the event's mascot, embraced by the pinstripers as one of their own.

Jolie has been able to give back to the hospital that gave her so much hope by painting panels that are auctioned off each year at the event. She takes great pride in seeing her work auctioned off, representing Scottish Rite that played such a crucial role in her life. Jolie is forever grateful for the care she received as a patient and the opportunity to give back.

The Great Texas Pinstriper's Panel Jam & Art Auction is an annual event that has raised more than $250,000 for Scottish Rite since its inception in 2011. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase pinstriped panels, toolboxes, artwork and many other unique items. The event takes place during the 64th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Dallas AutoRama at the Dallas Market Hall from Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 18, 2024. All auctioned items benefit Scottish Rite patients, like Jolie. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to support a great cause and witness the passion and dedication of Jolie and her fellow pinstripers. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Meet the incredible Bernardo, whose determination and spirit have inspired us all. Bernardo's infectious energy lights u...
02/05/2024

Meet the incredible Bernardo, whose determination and spirit have inspired us all. Bernardo's infectious energy lights up every room he enters. From his love for sports like football and basketball to his newfound joy in playing the violin and immersing himself in the world of video games, there is never a dull moment when Bernardo is around. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽฎ

Bernardo was referred to Scottish Rite where specialists diagnosed him with osteoglophonic dysplasia, an extremely rare condition characterized by abnormal bone growth that affects his strength, mobility and balance.

With the guidance of skilled physical therapists, Bernardo embarked on a path of resilience and progress. Through the therapeutic waters of aquatic therapy, he gradually reclaimed his strength and regained his confidence, moving from seated exercises to walking independently in the water.

As Bernardo continued to thrive, his story became a powerful testament to the transformative impact of compassion and expertise. Scottish Rite not only provided him with the opportunity to lead a pain-free life but also empowered him to approach each day healthier and happier.

For Bernardo and his family, Scottish Rite was more than just a medical institution โ€” itโ€™s a source of endless gratitude. As his story unfolded, it became clear that with determination, support and unwavering faith, anything was possible.โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

Navigating a diagnosis for your child's condition can be overwhelming, and our Psychology team is here to offer unwaveri...
02/02/2024

Navigating a diagnosis for your child's condition can be overwhelming, and our Psychology team is here to offer unwavering support throughout the entire process. Working hand-in-hand with our doctors, our pediatric psychologists ensure the best care for the whole child โ€“ body, mind and spirit. From offering engaging preoperative education to planning personalized strategies, providing support during inpatient stays and ensuring a seamless follow-up, they make each step feel like a positive milestone. ๐Ÿ’™ Adjusting to a diagnosis becomes a shared effort filled with compassion, and our team excels at effective pain management to keep those smiles shining! ๐ŸŒˆ Our Psychology team stands by our patients every step of the way and we could not be more grateful. As we celebrate Psychology Month, join us in honoring their dedication and support! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’–

Ryan isn't just a dancer โ€” she's a powerhouse on the dance floor, pirouetting through life with grace and determination!...
01/31/2024

Ryan isn't just a dancer โ€” she's a powerhouse on the dance floor, pirouetting through life with grace and determination! ๐Ÿฉฐ Throughout 7th grade, Ryan began experiencing shoulder pain, which intensified as the year progressed. At her last dance competition of the season, her mom noticed an asymmetry in her back while helping her with her costume. This discovery led to Ryan's scoliosis diagnosis, with a curve measuring 52 degrees, prompting the immediate use of a brace to delay surgery until she finished growing.

Her first appointment with Dr. Sucato was in June 2021, and just a month later, Ryan underwent surgery. Despite initial nerves, she found comfort in the exceptional care provided by our staff.

Six weeks post-surgery, Ryan returned to school and dancing, albeit in a limited capacity. She continued to dance at her high school and competitively at her dance studio, even participating in two musicals. Despite adjustments due to her 14 fused vertebrae and two titanium rods, Ryan surprises others with her high level of dance ability.

For Ryan, Scottish Rite is more than a hospital, it's a community where she receives exceptional care from dedicated professionals. Outside of her medical journey, Ryan passionately engages in dance, dedicating her talent to the art form. Additionally, she extends her support to the community through volunteering efforts. Inspired by her own experience with scoliosis, Ryan plays an active role in assisting and guiding scoliosis patients as they navigate their journey toward surgery, offering a helping hand and valuable insights.

As she approaches the end of her senior year, Ryan eagerly awaits college acceptance letters. Additionally, she has been chosen as Fiesta Teen Queen, a prestigious role for San Antonio's Fiesta celebration. With dance competition season around the corner, Ryan is gearing up to perform in multiple group dances, a duet and a solo act. Keep on shining, Ryan! We can't wait to see where life takes you. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒโค๏ธโœจ

Yeehaw! ๐Ÿค  Our fellows and patients had a boot-scootin' good time at The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. It was a first-ti...
01/29/2024

Yeehaw! ๐Ÿค  Our fellows and patients had a boot-scootin' good time at The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. It was a first-time experience for many of them! Their night included dinner, a cowboy meet-and-greet and galloping over to Dickies Arena for the Pro Rodeo Performance.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒŸ Thank you to the CowboyChannel for featuring our group. Everyone had a fantastic time and agrees we will be back soon!

Meet Jace, an extraordinary young adventurer with a passion for snakes, quality time with his big brother and engaging i...
01/26/2024

Meet Jace, an extraordinary young adventurer with a passion for snakes, quality time with his big brother and engaging in Lego and video game adventures. Card games, especially Cribbage with his dad, and family board games like Monopoly also hold a special place in his heart.

Jace came to Scottish Rite when his parents noticed his head shaking and staring into space. Though an MRI ruled out seizures, it uncovered a rare genetic condition called Sacral Agenesis, affecting the lower spine near the tailbone. With an uncertain future ahead, Jace's family found the support they needed at Scottish Rite.

Since the age of 2, Jace has been embraced by the Scottish Rite community, providing him with nothing short of an extraordinary experience. Dr. Adams, Dr. Ramo, Dr. Meneses, nurse Sheila and the entire multidisciplinary team have played a pivotal role in Jace's journey. Although Jace plays it fair by refusing to pick favorites, Nurse Sheila holds a special spot in his heart for her prompt responses and stellar support.

Scottish Rite means everything to Jace and his family. They said itโ€™s caring, supportive and education is unmatched, helping them learn and understand their sonโ€™s condition. The support is as sturdy as Lego structures, and education unfolds like a magical board game where every move is a step toward triumph. Weโ€™re proud to be a part of Jaceโ€™s adventure. Never stop passing go, Jace! ๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Braelyn's journey from a year and a half in a wheelchair to confidently walking again is nothing short of extraordinary!...
01/25/2024

Braelyn's journey from a year and a half in a wheelchair to confidently walking again is nothing short of extraordinary! As a native of Houston, Texas, her family struggled to find answers until they discovered Scottish Rite. Facing a complex knee condition, they arrived in Dallas uncertain but found reassurance in the capable hands of Dr. Rathjen. Despite Braelyn's initial hesitations about hospital stays, her time at Scottish Rite has been the opposite โ€“ a joyful and transformative experience.

With her rare knee condition identified, Dr. Rathjen recommended an intensive regimen of physical and occupational therapy to help Braelyn regain her mobility. Despite not having walked for over a year and a half, Braelyn took her first steps on day one, guided expertly by her physical therapist Kylie.

Braelyn's positive attitude, combined with the expert care and support from the Scottish Rite staff, has allowed her to not only walk again but also started some lasting friendships. The transformation that Braelyn has undergone at Scottish Rite has left her and her family feeling overwhelmingly grateful. Braelyn's mom can't believe the progress she's made and is thrilled to see her daughter back to doing the things she loves. Bravo, Braelyn โ€“ your determination is truly inspiring! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘

We're thrilled to announce that our esteemed spine experts Dr. McIntosh and Dr. Johnson have been selected to LEAD with ...
01/24/2024

We're thrilled to announce that our esteemed spine experts Dr. McIntosh and Dr. Johnson have been selected to LEAD with the Scoliosis Research Society! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ As the society approaches 60 years of success, it's paving the way for the next generation of leaders through a comprehensive Leadership, Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ“š They stand out among an impressive group, having made significant contributions to Scoliosis Research Society. Let's join in congratulating them on this well-deserved achievement! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

The smiles from Miles are all we need!๐Ÿ˜Š Miles has been a patient at Scottish Rite since he was just a few months old. He...
01/23/2024

The smiles from Miles are all we need!๐Ÿ˜Š Miles has been a patient at Scottish Rite since he was just a few months old. He was born with a congenital limb difference called peromelic symbrachydactyly, a condition that causes all the fingers of the hand to be missing. Like many congenital limb differences, symbrachydactyly usually forms for no known reasons and does not occur with any other abnormalities.

Now, at 10 years old, Miles is getting his first prosthesis ever. When Miles was picking out a design for his one-of-a-kind arm, he chose one of Dude Perfect's designs from part of the By Way of Dallas collaboration. Miles has never had a prosthesis before, so he didnโ€™t know what to expect when picking it up. He sure didnโ€™t think Dude Perfect would make a surprise appearance to personally deliver it to him! The dudes made it an unforgettable moment for Miles. Now Miles is gearing up to conquer advanced obstacle courses with his new arm. Weโ€™re cheering you on, Miles! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฆพ

We love caring for all our patients, big and small! Stephanie Weber, P.A.-C., couldn't resist sharing a joyful moment wi...
01/22/2024

We love caring for all our patients, big and small! Stephanie Weber, P.A.-C., couldn't resist sharing a joyful moment with Sloane during her visit for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). This 3-month-old cutie is rocking a Pavlik harness to guide her tiny hips into the perfect position for growth and giggles.

DDH is a common journey for many newborns, but in 90% of cases, a nonoperative approach works wonders. Treating these adorable hip cases is our specialty, and watching them grow is our greatest joy! ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’–

Learn more about our specialized hip care: http://spr.ly/6188TuLm4

Meet Jordyn, a soccer enthusiast with a flair for pottery painting and a love of her Mustang. Yet, her time on the socce...
01/18/2024

Meet Jordyn, a soccer enthusiast with a flair for pottery painting and a love of her Mustang. Yet, her time on the soccer field unveiled a challenging opponent โ€“ her spine. Upon recommendation from her coach, Jordyn visited Scottish Rite, where she met our spine expert Dr. Sucato and his team. Dr. Sucato measured Jordyn's spine at 41.3ยฐ during her initial visit, and just 18 months later, it had progressed to 56ยฐ. At this point, Jordyn and her family came up with a game plan to proceed with surgery. As a high school junior with aspirations of playing college soccer, Jordyn's future became a concern. However, the timing of the surgery worked out perfectly, and Jordyn was able to be recruited and earn a scholarship before undergoing surgery, allowing enough time to recover before the start of the season.

Scottish Rite became a haven of joy and encouragement for Jordyn. Dr. Sucato's confidence and the caring nature of the nursing staff ensured Jordyn felt comfortable and reassured throughout her experience. Even a visit from Scottish Rite facility dog Margo on the day after her surgery brought a smile to Jordyn's face.

Jordyn's successful surgery and recovery at Scottish Rite was a testament to the care and treatment she received. It made such a lasting impact that Jordyn tattooed the date of her surgery and degrees of her spine on her back. She attributes her success on and off the field to Scottish Rite's positive influence, and the facility has been a source of encouragement for her entire family.

Today, Jordyn is back on the field scoring goals for the Pioneer Woman's Soccer team at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, with the support and cheers of those who care about her. We wish her all the best as she continues to chase her dreams. Keep scoring those goals, Jordyn โ€“ both on and off the field! โšฝ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฅ

WEATHER UPDATE: Scottish Rite for Children will be delaying all clinics in Dallas and Frisco, including outpatient thera...
01/15/2024

WEATHER UPDATE: Scottish Rite for Children will be delaying all clinics in Dallas and Frisco, including outpatient therapy, orthotics and prosthetics and radiology until 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 15, for the safety of our patients and our staff. Our team has contacted those with scheduled appointments to reschedule as needed.

The Fracture Clinic on our Frisco campus will be closed for morning walk-in hours Monday, Jan. 15. Appointments after 10 a.m. will continue as scheduled.

Meet Connor, a skilled college hockey player and former patient at Scottish Rite for Children. Connor came to Scottish R...
01/11/2024

Meet Connor, a skilled college hockey player and former patient at Scottish Rite for Children. Connor came to Scottish Rite from Castle Rock, Colorado, when he was 2-year-old dynamo seeking care from our experts for pseudoarthrosis of the fibula, an uncommon bone disorder affecting his left leg.

Despite the challenges, Connor's love for hockey ignited at just 3 years old. With unwavering support from our incredible staff and expertise, he hardly missed any ice time. His dedication to the game only intensified. At 8, a pivotal moment arrived โ€“ Connor underwent an extensive surgery. The procedure involved extracting hip bone material, which was then fused into his fibula using screws and brackets.

Fast forward to today, and Connor stands as a thriving 23-year-old, showcasing his talents on the ice for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's college hockey team. Not only that, but his prowess in the sport earned him a coveted spot representing Team USA in the FISU World University Games in Lake Placid. The result? A resounding victory and a well-deserved silver medal for the USA Hockey Team.

Now a vital part of the UW-Eau Claire Men's Ice Hockey, Connor's impact continues to grow. In the previous year alone, he played in 24 games, amassing an impressive record of 8 goals and 12 assists, totaling 20 points.

Connor and his family express eternal gratitude to Scottish Rite. The impact on Connor's life is immeasurable, and as he continues to triumph, we cheer him on with pride. Way to go, Connor โ€“ a true inspiration both on and off the ice! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅ…

Special delivery! Artist Temi Coker surprised our patient Elena by hand-delivering her new prosthetic leg. Elena chose T...
01/10/2024

Special delivery! Artist Temi Coker surprised our patient Elena by hand-delivering her new prosthetic leg. Elena chose Temiโ€™s custom design created in partnership with Scottish Rite for Children and By Way of Dallas. She is the first patient to wear the beautiful pattern on a prosthesis and says she loves it! It was a full circle moment for Temi, and weโ€™re so glad we captured it. Thanks for making Elenaโ€™s day so special and for providing our patients with a wonderful custom design for their prostheses. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงก

Nicholas, our rockstar patient, and Dr. Sucato striking the perfect chord with their 'rock on' hand symbols! ๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŽธ Patients...
01/08/2024

Nicholas, our rockstar patient, and Dr. Sucato striking the perfect chord with their 'rock on' hand symbols! ๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŽธ Patients like Nicholas are the true rockstars of our book! ๐Ÿ“˜โœจ

Meet Madi, the unstoppable freshman sensation who not only dominates as an outside hitter on her high school junior vars...
01/05/2024

Meet Madi, the unstoppable freshman sensation who not only dominates as an outside hitter on her high school junior varsity volleyball team but also brings the heat on her club volleyball squad. At 14, Madi began experiencing a rash accompanied by joint pain that migrated throughout her body. Despite numerous visits to doctors and the emergency room, her condition remained a mystery. Over time, her symptoms worsened with persistent joint pain, uncontrollable itching and high fevers, rendering her unable to attend school, lacking energy and struggling with mobility.

Recognizing the severity, Madi's pediatrician conducted immediate blood work and consulted specialists to identify the underlying issue. After a few days, she was admitted to the hospital with a suspected diagnosis of MIS-C, an inflammatory disease linked to COVID-19. Although Madi initially improved after treatment with IVIG and steroids, she later relapsed, experiencing recurring fevers, extreme fatigue and joint pain. Madi was readmitted to the hospital for six days and diagnosed with SJIA (Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis).

Madi's pediatrician reached out to Dr. Lorien Nassi, a specialist and a mutual acquaintance from their residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center. From the moment Madi and her family stepped through the doors of Scottish Rite for Children, they felt welcomed and supported by everyone they met. The friendly volunteers, registration staff, security, cafeteria staff, child life specialists, doctors and nurses greeted them with a smile, which helped comfort them as they began their trek.

Dr. Nassi developed a personalized treatment plan specifically for Madi, with the aim of helping her get back on the court. Madi received infusions every two weeks and developed bonds with the staff members who played a vital role in her journey to recovery. She particularly enjoyed catching up with her favorite nurse David whose comfort and expertise helped alleviate her anxiety around the needle pricks. Madi found joy in sharing life's big moments, such as homecoming and high school volleyball triumphs, during bi-weekly visits. With the help of our child life specialists and nurses, who provided incredible support and care, Madi was able to manage the previously daunting needle procedures with ease.

๏ปฟPost-diagnosis, doubts about sports lingered, but Dr. Nassi encouraged Madi to keep spiking volleyballs and staying active. Beyond sports, Madi loves shopping and hanging out with friends and embracing the support of those who have cared for her through her SJIA journey. Her time at Scottish Rite became more than medical care and was a place where she found comfort and a community of people who embraced her, both on and off the volleyball court.

Address

Dallas, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(214) 559-5000

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Scottish Rite for Children posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Scottish Rite for Children:

Videos

Share

Category

Scottish Rite for Children

Scottish Rite for Children is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand differences, hip disorders, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.