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April 18, 2022

A new procedure is helping Mary Shalz walk comfortably

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

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 […]

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Wilke, Mary Shalz, Orthopedic Surgery, osseointegration, prosthetics

January 2, 2019

Shoulder Injury Can’t Sideline Young Coach

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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.

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Erickson, Dr. Michael Johnson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder pain, Sports Medicine

October 24, 2018

Joyriding Once More

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

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