Our Comeback Athletes are individuals that have had an injury, gone through the necessary recovery and have 'comeback' to play sports again. They have utilized one of our AMP physicians: Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps, Dr. Shenton, Dr. Phipps or Dr. Bentley, and used one of AMP's owning partners for some or all of their procedures or recovery: St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.
School: Rapelje High School
Parents: Jen and Richard Bilharz
Injury: Torn ACL and Meniscus (in both knees)
Doctors: James Elliott, MD
Injury: Fractured Vertebrae
Doctors: Alan Dacre, MD
Surgery November 2014 / Torn ACL (left):
As a freshman, went down playing basketball, a month before the season started, and tore her left ACL.
Surgery October 2015:
The body was not responding well to the hardware from the Torn ACL surgery a year prior, and had the hardware removed. Surgery January 2016 / Fractured Vertebrae: The summer before her sophomore year, Brittany fell off her horse and fractured her vertebrae, resulting in the need for back surgery.
Surgery July 2016 / Re-tore ACL (left) and Torn Meniscus (left):
The summer after sophomore year, playing basketball in Australia, her foot was stepped on and hyperextended resulting in her re-tearing her ACL (left) and tearing her meniscus. SURGERY: Arthroscopy evaluation, treatment of torn meniscus. Family chose to have meniscus repaired, but to delay the ACL reconstruction until the completion of basketball season, and have Brittany wear a brace.
Torn ACL and Torn Meniscus (right):
It was late February and while playing basketball in the first game of the Districts basketball tournament, she tore her right ACL and meniscus.
Surgery March 6:
to fix the left torn ACL., which had been delayed.
Surgery April 10:
to fix the right torn ACL and meniscus.
Favorite class and/or subject:
Science (Anatomy and Physiology)
Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum
As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A pet peeve:
People chewing with their mouth open.
What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram:
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team:
Would you rather:
Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Vacuum the house
Photo Credit: Alsa Photography