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Orthopedics

April 18, 2022

A new procedure is helping Mary Shalz walk comfortably

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

More than 3.6 million people in the U.S. are living with limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition. Most are lower limb amputations resulting from diabetes, trauma and cancer. In March 1983, Mary Shalz was 18 years old when a diagnosis of bone cancer changed how she walked. “That was when they did the above-knee amputation,” says […]

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Wilke, Mary Shalz, Orthopedic Surgery, osseointegration, prosthetics


April 7, 2022

Taekwondo Talent Finds Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Editors Note: This story was originally published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. A first responder pronounced Maurice Orange dead. Maurice’s body lay crumpled on the hot asphalt in San Diego. His prized Gold Wing 1800 motorcycle wrecked nearby. His fiancée, Cheri, knew something was wrong that afternoon — Aug. 14, 2020. She got a call that […]

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Tags: brachial plexus, Cheri Orange, Dr. Alexander Shin, Dr. Allen Bishop, Dr. Keith Bengtson, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Robert Spinner, Maurice Orange, Mayo Clinic Magazine


March 31, 2022

Back on the bandstand: Feeling better with Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Robert Heintz of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is no stranger to hospitals. Born with a congenital hip defect, he has had several hip surgeries over the years, beginning as a toddler. When Robert was scheduled for hip revision surgery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 2021, he was happy to learn he could […]

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Tags: advanced care at home, Dr. Jonathan Webb, hip surgery, Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Robert Heintz


December 30, 2021

New lease on life starts with bilateral hip replacement

By Joel Streed Joel Streed (@jstreed)

What do you do after surviving an extraordinary health crisis? Steve Knutson celebrated his new lease on life with a bilateral hip replacement at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Steve’s medical journey started on a typical workday in early March 2020. He and seven other colleagues came down with flu-like symptoms and felt […]

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Tags: Dr. Jonathan Webb, joint replacment, Legionnaires' disease, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedics


September 15, 2021

Genetics connects family members at the hip

By Tracy Will Tracy Will (@tny92)

As family members, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg share many things in common that they treasure, and only one they wish they didn’t: a hip abnormality called femoroacetabular impingement. After undergoing genetic testing at Mayo Clinic, the four women learned that their collective hip woes were caused by a hidden genetic […]

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Tags: Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Genetics, hip impingement, hip pain, Pamela Neville, Rylie Ronnenberg


April 27, 2020

Elated After Life-Changing Orthopedic Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For four years, Mallory Owens lived in a world of pain. Constant, intense shoulder pain interfered with her work and disrupted her sleep. Mallory’s search for a way out of the pain led her to a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who finally was able to offer the solution Mallory needed.

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Tags: Complex shoulder surgery, Dr. Bassem Elhassan


April 13, 2020

Walking Pain-Free Again After Hip Replacements

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After hip replacement surgeries, Mara Olson feels no pain and is back to the activities she enjoys. That’s just the result her surgeon and her two dogs wanted for her.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Eckstrom, Hip replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin


March 30, 2020

Care Coordination Puts Jim on the Path to Recovery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After Jim Hauck sustained serious injuries from a car accident in Nevada, Mayo Post Acute Care helped him return home, where he continues to recover and heal.

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Tags: Amy Taylor, Dr. Celestine Odenigbo, Dr. Charles Wirtz, Dr. Jonathan Webb, Dr. T.K. Schiefer, Dr. Tina Dreger, Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley in Bloomer, Mayo Post Acute Care, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy


March 27, 2020

Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Ends Nurse’s Hip and Knee Pain

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Jesse Stewart couldn’t understand why the seven orthopedic surgeries he’d had for pain in one knee and both hips hadn’t done anything to improve his quality of life. After coming to Mayo Clinic, however, Jesse found the answer to that question, and he finally received surgery that fixed the problems. At 26, Jesse Stewart should […]

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Tags: Bruce DeGrote, Dr. Aaron Krych


February 17, 2020

Mayo Teamwork Puts Basketball Standout Back in the Game

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. Then she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game. But now, thanks to reconstructive surgery and physical therapy, Katie’s healthy and active once again.

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Tags: ACL injury, Dr. T. Andrew Israel, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Square


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