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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


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


March 8, 2018

62-Year-Old Spinal Fusion Stands the Test of Time

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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.

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Tags: Dr. A. Noelle Larson, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


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


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