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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


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


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


April 13th, 2016

New Surgery for Scoliosis Keeps Teen Agile and Active

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Camden Christopherson is an athlete: volleyball, basketball, softball, cross-country. She does them all. So when doctors told her, at age 13, that she had to wear a brace for 22 hours a day to combat scoliosis, and surgery to fuse her spine was likely in her future, Camden was devastated. These treatments could help correct […]

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Tags: Dr. Noelle Larson, Dr. Stephen Cassivi, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis


February 3rd, 2016

Wisconsin Man “Falls From Sky” and Survives

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David Edming, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, didn’t want to slow down when he retired. The U.S. Navy veteran, age 56, took up aviation and purchased a powered parachute ultralight aircraft — a three-wheeled machine with a propeller that ascends when wind fills an attached parachute. “The thing with a powered parachute is you only fly in […]

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Tags: Broken Pelvis, Dr. Fernando Serna, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Medically Induced Coma, Nerve Damage, Orthopedic Surgery


July 20th, 2015

Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

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When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mitral Valve Disease, Orthopedic Surgery


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