Items Tagged ‘Orthopedics’

September 28, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

September 28, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations USA […]

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Tags: America's Best Hospital List, Beauty Project, Best Hospitals, Breast Cancer, Cardiology, diabetes, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Deb Rhodes, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. James Ingle, Dr. James Levine, Dr. Martha Grogan


November 12, 2009

Surgeon separates Phillies player from his pain

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A few years ago, Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth thought he had hit the end of his career. Chronic wrist pain had sidelined him from playing baseball with his then-team, the Los Angeles Dodgers – until a surgeon at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed the root of his problem and corrected it with arthroscopic surgery that […]

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Tags: Orthopedics, torn ligament, wrist pain


October 29, 2009

Paul Christian: Phillies’ star owes career to Mayo Clinic doctor

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Ever try playing golf with a wrist so painful that it hurt like crazy even at the slightest movement?  Or the same with hockey or bowling. Tennis anyone?  Jayson Werth plays baseball for a living and his left wrist became so painful that he seriously thought about retiring…   One day Werth went to get […]

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Tags: Jason Werth, Orthopedics, wrist injury


October 26, 2009

Jayson Werth’s breakout year with Phillies carries into post-season

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

With his long, scraggly blonde hair, scruffy face and slender frame, Jayson Werth looks more like a surfer than a power hitter…   Before he came to the Phillies, Werth’s career was in jeopardy because of a unique wrist injury. He spent a few months during the summer of ’06 wondering if he’d ever play […]

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Tags: Jason Werth, Orthopedics


October 21, 2009

Virtual Video Games, Real Pain

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Deniz Ince loves playing football and baseball video games on his Wii video game console, and says he would swing, pitch and throw with the controller for up to two hours a day when he didn’t have school.   But he soon noticed an unwelcome side effect – wrist pain. And one day, the 11-year-old, […]

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Tags: Orthopedics, wrist pain


October 20, 2009

Phillies’ Jayson Werth has name recognition now

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Grady Little understood the question.   He just didn’t recognize the name. “Who?” asked Little, then the Dodgers manager, in August 2006 after a reporter inquired about the status of Jayson Werth.   It was a clear indication of how the outfielder — sidelined for the entire season by a nagging wrist injury — figured […]

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Tags: Jayson Werth, Orthopedics, wrist injury


October 2, 2009

Playing too much Wii can lead to injuries

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

It’s happening around TV sets in more than 10 million households across the US.   An interactive video game is connecting grandparents with their grandchildren and providing a great workout.   But is there such a thing as too much Wii?   Doctors say “yes.”   Orthopedic specialists call it Wii-itis.   “Sort of sparked […]

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Tags: Orthopedics, Wii


August 18, 2009

Life on the Cutting Edge

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

It’s hard to look at Dr. Michael Yaszemski’s CV and not think of superlatives: Gifted surgeon. Groundbreaking researcher. Renaissance man. Lifesaver. Miracle worker. Hero.   His family, friends, co-workers and patients might apply any number of these terms to him. But you’ll never hear Yaszemski agreeing with them. At most, he might admit to being […]

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Tags: Orthopedics


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