Tag Archives: Orthopedics

Study on the Superobese and Joint Replacement

Common sense suggests that extra body weight severely stresses bones and joints. But until the findings of a new Mayo Clinic study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, no one had reported how this higher, unprecedented level of obesity in the U.S. affects total hip and […]

Thumb Reconstruction

Imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t use your thumbs because of severe and painful arthritis. Simple tasks like turning the key in your car, holding a pencil, or using a knife and fork would be very difficult. And cooking a meal? Forget it. The woman you’re about to meet hadn’t cooked in […]

Pelvic Reconstruction

Janis Ollson thought she had it all. She was young, in a great marriage with baby number two on the way. Then she got the bad news. A rare cancer had formed in her pelvis. Getting rid of the cancer would mean not only removing part of her pelvis, but also part of her spine […]

Mayo Clinic Musculoskeletal Center Opens

    If arthritis pain in your knee has you going in to see the doctor, the last thing you want is to have to run all over the place getting checked out.  That’s exactly the thinking that went into the new Mayo Clinic W. Hall Wendel, Jr. Musculoskeletal Center. The center, named after W. […]

Joint-Saving Knee Surgery

For many of us, wear and tear arthritis is an inevitable part of aging. Thousands of people have knee pain related to arthritis, and many go on to have knee replacements. But for younger patients, doctors at Mayo Clinic have another option. They’re using high-tech computers to realign knee joints and prevent the need of […]