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September 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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


December 4, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Back in the Game After Shoulder Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Mike Gyarmaty dislocated his right shoulder, he hoped corrective surgery at Mayo Clinic would return him to his normal way of life. But that surgery, along with the intense rehabilitation that followed, helped Mike go far beyond those hopes.

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Tags: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Dr. Diane Dahm, Joe Eischen, Shoulder dislocation


August 12, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Spinal Fusion Surgery Revives an Active Lifestyle

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After a sudden injury left her with multiple ruptured disks in her lower back, Pat Henneberry knew Mayo Clinic was the place she wanted to go to help her get back on her feet.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Huddleston, Spinal Fusion


July 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Scoliosis Surgery Preserves Teen’s Mobility, Boosts Self-Esteem

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

As an active teenager, Mason Orth struggled with the back brace she had to wear to correct her scoliosis. And she was hesitant to move forward with the other treatment option presented to her, spinal fusion. But a consult at Mayo Clinic revealed another option — one that has yielded dramatic results.

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Tags: Dr. A. Noelle Larson, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, Scoliosis


June 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Shoulder Surgery Helps Weightlifter Keep Pulling Toward Her Dreams

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Delaney Willingham damaged her right shoulder during a high school meet, she feared her competitive weightlifting days were over. But now, after arthroscopic shoulder surgery at Mayo Clinic, Delaney’s fully recovered from her injury, and she’s back to high-level competition.

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Tags: Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, Shoulder dislocation


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