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December 30, 2021

New lease on life starts with bilateral hip replacement

By Joel Streed Joel Streed (@jstreed)

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 […]

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Tags: Dr. Jonathan Webb, joint replacment, Legionnaires' disease, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedics


November 12, 2015

Restoring Mobility and Hope After Traumatic Motorcycle Crash

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Troy Chroniger enjoyed a busy, if hectic, life in Orlando, Florida, as a construction estimator and dad to three daughters. To relax, Troy, age 43, enjoyed sports and an occasional motorcycle ride with friends. Life changed dramatically one Saturday in November 2011, when he was out for a ride, hit a rough patch of road, […]

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Tags: brachial plexus, Dr. Peter Murray, Florida Campus, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics


January 6, 2014

My story – Judy W

By Judy Walters Judy Walters (@judylee)

I had been to so many different doctors for my shoulder pain. Was even told it was all in my “head,” but my husband and I continued searching for answers. We came to Mayo Clinic in Florida, they ran all kinds of tests, they believed my pain. After all those tests, I was diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Montero, Dr. Houssam Farres, Dr. Peter Dorscher, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Orthopedics, Pain Clinic, Patient Stories, Physical Therapy, thoracic outlet syndrome


November 15, 2013

Finding Coach Rudy

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

With no cure available, a Mayo patient finds comfort in a reunion with a former teacher whose words and encouragement had a lasting impact on his life. With some help from his Mayo physician.   Tim Ruettiger, a gym teacher and wrestling coach in New Lennox, Ill., had no idea what a lasting impression he […]

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Tags: 2241, 2250, 5279, 5299, 5334, Cancer, Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Mary O'Connor, hematology, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic in Florida


August 22, 2013

Young girl becomes champion for scoliosis screening

By Mystery User

It’s a rare teenager who puts in overtime. Kelsey O’Leary is that teen. At age 12, Kelsey was diagnosed with scoliosis and fitted with a brace by Mayo Clinic physicians. The Rochester, Minn., girl wore the brace day and night — logging more than the recommended hours — for three years. Kelsey, now 17, and […]

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Tags: Dr. Anthony Stans, Kelsey O'Leary, Mayo Clinic, Orthopedics, Patient Stories


August 9, 2013

Little Sofia takes big steps with the help of Mehta casting

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

              …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. After Mehta casting at Mayo Clinic, 3-year-old Sofía Egües saw the curvature of her spine reduced from 60 to 35 degrees and has taken steps she was previously unable to.  Three-year-old Sofía Egües has progressive infantile scoliosis. In November 2012, despite having received treatment with a brace during […]

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Tags: 1731, 5299, 5335, 5336, Dr. Noelle Larson, Mayo Clinic, Mehta casting, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Sophia Egues


June 18, 2012

Wrist Surgery – sharing experience to help others

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Many years ago, I injured my right wrist while working for a previous employer.  At the time, I was told that I had a small cartilage tear.  I wore a splint for a couple of months, and I had a cortisone injection.  I didn’t have any additional problems with the wrist until about a year […]

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Tags: 5299, 5308, 5335, G. Richard Locke III, Jay Smith, Leo Maguire, Mayo Clinic, Michael Stuart, Orthopedics, Richard Berger, Robert Trousdale, Stephen Wisniewski


August 31, 2011

“If I don’t crack in to tears on this one, it will be abnormal…”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Richard is a patient from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. An articulate speaker with a keen eye for detail, he recounts a couple of happenings he has witnessed around the Mayo Clinic campus. These accounts certainly illustrate Mayo’s mission that the “needs of the patient come first”.

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Tags: blood clot, doctor, leg, Orthopedics, reschedule, Richard Carter, tears


September 29, 2010

Teen Perseveres Surgeries to Straighten Legs

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

Last year, when Dr. Amy McIntosh watched me walk down the hall with my extremely bowed legs, it was obvious to her that I needed surgery. Without the surgery, my legs would be subject to joint and knee pain when I got older. It was my senior year in high school, and I was a […]

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Tags: 5299, 5306, 5335, Orthopedics, Patient Story, Twins


September 21, 2010

Mayo Clinic Honors Friendship of President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara P. Bush

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara P. Bush were honored guests at an event last week expressing appreciation for their friendship and recognizing a century of leadership in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. President and Mrs. Bush have a long, close relationship with Mayo Clinic as loyal patients, generous friends and advocates for excellence. […]

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Tags: Barbara Bush, Dr. John Noseworthy, George H.W. Bush, Mayo Clinic, Orthopedics


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