We love sharing patient stories, and this one is music to our ears! This young man is back to playing the piano after a serious hand injury, thanks to the skill and expertise provided by one of our orthopedic hand specialists, Dr. Soma Lilly.

“A.J. sustained a serious hand injury last summer when a 10 pound lava rock, thrown from 20 feet above, fell on his hand. Fortunately, Dr. Lilly was at The Center when we brought him in for emergency care. We initially thought he would lose at least one finger or never regain full use of his hand. We are so grateful for her skill in putting his hand back together during a 3+ hour emergency surgery at St. Charles.

“A little over a year later, A.J. is loving playing piano and has full use of his injured hand and fingers. Whenever I hear A.J. play, I think of what Dr. Lilly did for him. Our family is forever grateful for the care and expertise she provided our son.” In gratitude, Caroline Skidmore