Sep 05, 2019 / Sports Medicine
Share Your Story: A Top Quarterback
Meet Carson, a patient seen by our Sports Medicine experts. Learn more about his journey below.
Blog written by Carson's dad, Chad of Lucas, TX.
What prompted a visit to Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center?
Carson dislocated his knee, which then caused several other issues - chipped bones, torn cartilage and instability.
Dr. Wilson performed a specialized reconstructive procedure (MPFL reconstruction, lateral release and micro fracture surgery) to stabilize Carson’s knee and prevent further dislocation. Carson then followed a no-weight-bearing protocol for six weeks, followed by six months of rehabilitation.
How did this impact him in regard to football?
Because of the outstanding treatment Carson received, he was confident on the field, had no pain or limitations and spent his senior year as the starting varsity quarterback at Lovejoy High School.
What does Carson's future look like?
Carson was recruited to play college football at the University of Tulsa.
What does Scottish Rite Hospital mean to your family?
Scottish Rite Hospital employs first class health care providers and staff. Every moment was smooth, and we were met with gracious professionals at every turn. Our visit and surgery could not have been better.
Does Carson have any favorite doctors, nurses or staff members at the hospital?
Dr. Wilson is one of the premier pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the country when it comes to the type of injury Carson had. All the nurses and staff were first-class professionals with great demeanor.