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Orthopedics

March 5, 2018

Right-Handed Once More, Thanks to Unique Orthopedic Surgery

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Craig Cretsinger had accepted the fact that he’d never be able to use his right hand — until he learned about a specialized hand surgery at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Mark Christopherson, Dr. Peter Rhee, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal cord injury program, Upper extremity reconstruction


November 17, 2017

Former NATO Engineer Back in the Game After Shoulder Replacement

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When he began to have serious shoulder pain, James Biond feared his decades-long enjoyment of racquetball might come to an end. But his Mayo Clinic surgeon put those fears to rest. Now after shoulder replacement, James has returned to his favorite sport pain-free.

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Tags: Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Replacement


October 12, 2017

Ankle Surgery Gives Swimmer Another Chance to Pursue Her Dreams

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Frustrated by ongoing pain, Lexi Riley considered giving up on swimming — a sport she loves. But ankle surgery at Mayo Clinic solved the problem, and now Lexi is thrilled to be back in the pool.

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Tags: Dr. Glenn Shi, Dr. Jennifer Maynard, Foot and ankle, Orthopedic Surgery


September 29, 2017

Surgery Frees Ross Wasdin to Be an Active Father Once Again

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Surgical removal of a large mass of tangled blood vessels relieved painful symptoms and allowed Ross Wasdin to turn his attention back to enjoying his family and having fun.

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Tags: arteriovenous malformation, Dr. Beau Toskich, Dr. Courtney Sherman, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology


September 26, 2017

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Restores Active Lifestyle for Mini Kincaid

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  Over time, knee pain began to severely limit Mini Kincaid’s enjoyment of the activities she loved. But with robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic, Mini is ready to get back in action.

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Tags: Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, Knee replacement sugery, Orthopedic Surgery


August 29, 2017

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

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A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis.

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Tags: Dr. Dave Dennison, Dr. Karim Bakri, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Michael Bannon, General Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Necrotizing fasciitis, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


August 16, 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 2, 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 26, 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


July 3, 2017

Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

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After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Daniel Ryssman, Dr. Paul Claus, Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic


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