Landry, sports medicine

Apr 28, 2020 / Sports Medicine

Share Your Story: Cheered On

Meet Landry, a patient seen by our Sports Medicine experts. Learn more about her journey below.

Blog written by Landry's mom, Kacy, of Driscoll, TX. 

Landry is an incredibly active 15-year-old. She participates in both competitive and school cheer and was named an All-American as a freshman. When she started to have knee problems, the pain impacted her ability to cheer at the level she was used to. It was painful to tumble, stunt and jump, and her ability to cheer became limited. 
She would often spend 15 hours a week cheering and because of the pain she was experiencing, feared she may have to give up a sport that she loved. It was then that we decided to go see a specialist. After her first appointment with Dr. Ellis and having X-rays taken, Landry was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease. This condition means that her growth plates are still open and is very common among teens. The condition will not worsen, but rather improve as she continues to finish growing.
With the proper strength training around her knees and taking it easy when needed, she has found the balance to be able to continue doing what she loves. Dr. Ellis assured Landy that she would not have to quit her favorite sport. 
Our entire experience at Scottish Rite for Children was exceptional. From the people to the amazing state-of-the-art campus, Landry was put in a position to continue doing what she loves. 


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