Items Tagged ‘orthopedic surgery’

February 25, 2013

Mayo Clinic offers hands-on experience in orthopedic surgery

By Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic hosted 32 female students from local high schools on Saturday, offering a hands-on experience in orthopedic surgery…Dr. Mary O’Connor is the chair of the department of Orthopedic surgery at Mayo. She says this field isn’t even close to achieving gender balance. “By making these kinds of workshops and exposing daughters to opportunities, […]

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Tags: Dr. Mary O'Connor, gender balance, hands-on experience, high school students, orthopedic surgery, WJXT

January 25, 2012

Joint Surgery Rates Declining Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Mayo Clinic Finds


The need for joint surgery is declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients, possibly because they can now more effectively manage the disease with medication, Mayo Clinic research has found.  When people diagnosed with arthritis since the mid-1990s do need orthopedic surgery, it now is more often on the knees rather than the hips, the study shows. […]

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Tags: joint surgery, orthopedic surgery, rheumatoid arthritis, The Journal of Rheumatology

March 22, 2010

Orthopedic surgeons weigh in on joint care


… Some of the top minds and hands at repairing the damage met recently in New Orleans to share what they know about hips, knees, ankles and replacement parts…Another study, by a team from the Mayo Clinic, noted that younger patients are the growth pool for knee replacements…   “We’re going to be seeing younger […]

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Tags: knee replacements, orthopedic surgery

March 15, 2010

Strides Seen in Orthopedic Surgery for Kids

By Kelley Luckstein

Repairing a torn knee meniscus at the same time as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is safe and effective in children, a new study finds…   “We have a wealth of information regarding adults who have a meniscus tear repaired at the time of ACL reconstruction, but there was very little data regarding the pediatric […]

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Tags: Dr. Aaron Krych, kids, orthopedic surgery

September 10, 2009

High & Inside: NL Notes

By Kelley Luckstein

If the Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter wins the Cy Young Award, the trophy should be enshrined in the Mayo Clinic.   The 34-year-old pitcher with the diving fastball and nasty cutter has had labrum surgery, Tommy John surgery and two nerve surgeries on his right arm. That’s a lot of rehabbing.   The Philadelphia Inquirer, by […]

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