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 […]
January 2, 2019
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.
October 24, 2018
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.
September 21, 2018
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.
August 15, 2018
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.
March 8, 2018
In 1956, spinal fusion surgery was in its infancy. But the pioneering medicine Joyce Gugler received for scoliosis from her Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons at that time set her on the path to a pain-free future.
March 5, 2018
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.
November 17, 2017
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.
October 12, 2017
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.
September 29, 2017
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.