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Jan 27, 2009 · Leave a Reply

Highlighted Comment - Week of 1/18/09

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network @LeeAase

Here's an excerpt of Lindsay Wood's story, which she submitted on the Share Your Mayo Clinic Story open comment thread.

...On my second visit to Mayo Clinic, I met Dr. Miguel Cabanela. I could tell when he walked in the room that he was the doctor for me. He listened to my parent’s concerns and questions, but most importantly he talked to me. I have Cerebral Palsy, and because my speech is hard to understand, many people don’t talk to me or think I don’t understand. When Dr. Cabanela asked me if I had any more questions, I asked if hip resurfacing would work. He looked at me with a smile and said, “You’ve been researching on the internet.” We both laughed. It was at the point that he recognized how much I did understand what was going on. He explained to me why he thought a PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy) was the best option for me. I decided he was the best doctor for me and we scheduled my surgery for March 17th – a lucky day for me....

See Lindsay's entire story here. You can share your story about Mayo Clinic here.

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Tags: Cerebral Palsy, Hip Resurfacing, hip surgery, Matthew Clark PhD, Orthopedics

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