April 18, 2022
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 […]
April 7, 2022
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 […]
March 31, 2022
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 […]
December 30, 2021
By Joel Streed
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 […]
September 15, 2021
By Tracy Will
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 […]
April 27, 2020
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.
April 13, 2020
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.
March 30, 2020
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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March 27, 2020
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 […]
February 17, 2020
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.