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Orthopedics

March 25, 2019

Goodbye to Pain After Long-Delayed Hip Surgery

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The thought of hip replacement surgery made Blake Robinson extremely anxious, and for years, he put off the procedure. But when the pain became too much to bear, his medical team helped Blake overcome his fear. Now with the surgery behind him, and his hip pain gone, he’s grateful for the high-quality care he received.

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Tags: Dr. Edgar Hicks, Dr. Rusty Brand, Hip replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


February 1, 2019

Sports Medicine Propels Ray Yeary to New Heights

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When it comes to outdoor pursuits, Ray Yeary is more than a weekend warrior. A lifelong backpacker and adventure sports enthusiast, Ray has been able to take on increasingly more strenuous activities thanks to the comprehensive care he’s received at Mayo’s Sports Medicine Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. James Presley, Dr. Jennifer Maynard, Dr. Matthew Crowe, Platelet-rich plasma treatment


January 2, 2019

Shoulder Injury Can’t Sideline Young Coach

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When Nicholas Oeltjen, a physical education teacher and coach, suffered a complex shoulder injury, his Mayo care team crafted a treatment plan that got him back on the field.

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Erickson, Dr. Michael Johnson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder pain, Sports Medicine


December 26, 2018

Weight Loss Sets the Stage for Successful Surgery

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With hard work and determination, Ann Statz lost more than 100 pound in preparation for knee surgery. Now she’s feeling much better and reaping the rewards of renewed health.

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Tags: Ann Hoepner, Dr. Jonathan Webb, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Weight management program


October 24, 2018

Joyriding Once More

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When chronic hip pain drove Brenda Brault to seek medical care, the long-distance runner and triathlete assumed her high-level athletic pursuits were over. Rather than limiting her abilities, however, surgery allowed Brenda’s training to keep moving forward.

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Tags: Arthroscopy, Dr. Bruce Levy, Dr. Corey Kunzer, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


September 21, 2018

Expert Surgery Puts Hiker Back on Top

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When hip dysplasia triggered painful symptoms, Sandra Cook feared her hiking days were over. But an intricate orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic took away the pain, and now Sandra has happily returned to the trails.

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Tags: Dr. David Hartigan, Dr. Rafael Sierra, hip dysplasia, Orthopedic Surgery


September 12, 2018

Handily Moving Forward After Devastating Injury

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When Kennedy Folkedahl’s hand was cut off during a construction accident, the young man thought life as he knew it was over. But thanks to the support of his Mayo Clinic care team and years of physical therapy, Kennedy is embracing an alternate future with enthusiasm and appreciation.

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Tags: Dr. David Dennison, Hand surgery


August 20, 2018

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

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Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family.

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Tags: 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab, 3d printing, Anatomical modeling, bone cancer, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Christopher Beauchamp, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


August 15, 2018

New Knee Works Like Magic

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After suffering with debilitating knee pain for years, knee replacement surgery turned back the clock for Linda Bure, who went from walking with a cane to dancing with preschoolers.

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Tags: Dr. Aparna Kaur, Dr. Michael Eckstrom, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedic Surgery


June 6, 2018

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

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Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Ian Parney, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Timothy Hobday, HER2-positive breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Metastatic breast cancer


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