Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Chris Brooks

Chris, a member of the US Men’s Junior National Team, experiences a potentially career ending, limb threatening injury - severely breaking both forearm bones when his grip catches on the high bar following a double back flip over the bar.  He came to Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, hand and upper extremity specialist, to repair the break and address complications from the injury. 

Dr. Jafarnia performed surgery to place plates and screws to set the bones, as well as prevent any permanent damage to the arm.  Together Dr. Jafarnia and the specialized hand therapy team worked with Chris to achieve not only full recovery but the physical ability to return to his training and the gymnastics he loves.  The months of physical therapy, dedication of Dr. Jafarnia and the hand therapy team and the perseverance and determination innate to athletes paid off for Chris.  He travelled to London this past summer with the US Men’s Gymnastic’s team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

"Dr. Jafarnia and the whole physical therapy crew are a crucial part of the possibility of my dream coming true.  I definitely wouldn't be where I'm at today if it wasn't for them."

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