Rising from the Deep

When a lake excursion left Trey Davis paralyzed, Daniel Hoh, MD set him on the path to recovery

By: Tyler Francischine
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composite Trey Davis practices his soccer skills at the University of Georgia campus in February 2020. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
Daniel Hoh, MD Daniel Hoh, MD Photo by Jesse S. Jones
"We noticed he started to flicker his toe..."
xray Figure 1: CT of the cervical spine immediately after the accident shows a fracture of the fifth cervical vertebra. Figure 2: MRI of the cervical spine reveals compression of the spinal cord from the fracture. Figure 3: X-ray of the cervical spine after surgery showing removal of the fractured vertebra, replacement with a bone graft and anterior and posterior spinal stabilization. Photos courtesy of Daniel Hoh, MD
"We can't praiseDr. Hoh enough..."
TreyDavis@UFHealth Trey Davis spent 11 days and nights receiving care at the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital. Here he's pictured with two members of his care team: physical therapist Alecia Metcalf and occupational therapist Laura Register. Photo courtesy of the Davis family
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