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August 29th, 2017

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

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A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis.

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Tags: Dr. Dave Dennison, Dr. Karim Bakri, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Michael Bannon, General Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Necrotizing fasciitis, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


August 16th, 2017

From Walking With a Cane to Biking 100 Miles After Knee Replacement

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Pain was Julie Frisby’s constant companion after a series of injuries damaged her knee and spine. Knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic provided the relief she needed to resume an active life.

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Tags: Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery


August 2nd, 2017

After a Serious Motorcycle Accident, Sue Bothun Is Back on the Road

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Sue Bothun is living life again and getting back to the work she loves after recovering from a devastating accident, with the help of her orthopedic surgeons and Mayo Clinic’s back-to-work program.

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Tags: Dr. Brandon Yuan, Family Medicine, Motorcycle Accident, Orthopedic Surgery, Work Rehabilitation Center


July 26th, 2017

Spinal Surgery Saves Teen Swimmer’s Mobility

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When the position of his spine unexpectedly changed, 13-year-old Albert Mansour was unable to walk without discomfort. Using a unique surgical approach, Mayo Clinic surgeons were able to successfully repair Albert’s spine and relieve his pain.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy Fogelson, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery


July 3rd, 2017

Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

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After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Daniel Ryssman, Dr. Paul Claus, Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic


November 4th, 2016

Multiple Medical Emergencies Give Nurse A New Perspective on Mayo Clinic Care

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As a nurse for more than eight years at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, Jacklyn Traurig knew firsthand the value of the organization’s team approach to health care. But although Jackie was practiced at providing quality care, she didn’t truly see just how exceptional Mayo Clinic’s style was until she found herself in back-to-back medical crises. […]

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Tags: Dr. Ian Parney, Emergency medicine, Jacklyn Traurig, Lori Pierce, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery


August 17th, 2016

After Severe Rotator Cuff Injuries, Stuart Baker Found Relief at Mayo Clinic

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For Stuart Baker, flying was life. After beginning his career as a flight attendant, Stuart eventually earned a pilot’s license and flew for a major airline. But by age 40, this native of Winchester, Virginia, had torn his right rotator cuff twice, grounding his ability to fly. It took seven years, three surgeries and extensive […]

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Tags: Dr. Cederic Ortiguera, Florida Campus, Orthopedic Surgery, Rotator Cuff


August 2nd, 2016

Tree Farmer’s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

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Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Palliative care, Prostate Cancer


July 21st, 2016

Volleyball Player Realizes Her Dream With Help From Her Mayo Clinic Team

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As senior captain of her high school volleyball team, Brooke Johnson was determined to lead her squad to the state tournament. Never mind that the team hadn’t made it there before. Or that her small school had never sent any athletic team to a state tournament. Or that Brooke had health issues that made playing […]

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Tags: Dr. Bruce Levy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Orthopedic Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis


May 29th, 2016

Limb Lengthening and Regeneration Clinic Offers Hope for Amarachi

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Just six months ago, every step for Amarachi Austin-Okoh was filled with pain. The 11-year-old from Nigeria had enough trouble walking. Things like running, playing tag or playing basketball seemed like a dream. But now they’re things she can look forward to, thanks to a life-changing trip to Mayo Clinic. Amarachi has a condition called […]

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Tags: Blount's Disease, Dr. S. Andrew Sems, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Limb Lengthening, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Orthopedic Surgery


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