Because of my orthopaedic care, I can zipper my coat and hold my mom’s hand.
Ned was hospitalized for a week following a playground accident that resulted in a severe open fracture, vascular trauma and nerve damage. Ned lost mobility and sensation in his left hand. Four months later, Ned was hospitalized again and underwent a median nerve transplant.
Because of Ned’s outstanding orthopaedic care, many skills that he’d lost, such as dressing himself, buckling his seatbelt and riding his bike, have returned. A sense of independence that is so vital to any child’s self-esteem has been restored.
Dr. Benson’s skill, expertise and diligence gave Ned the best chance of recovery from his visible wounds. But the wounds that are often overlooked – the emotional scars that can result from a trauma – were eased by Dr. Benson’s compassion, positive demeanor and the comfort of his wonderful therapy dog, Chelsea.