W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center is one of the world's most advanced musculoskeletal facilities. The center unites Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary orthopedic specialties and services with the technology needed to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis, outpatient treatment and rehabilitation for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.

As a result of the center's integrated design, patients easily, quickly and conveniently go from radiographic imaging to clinical consultations to treatment areas. All services are provided on the 14th and 15th floors of the interconnected Gonda and Mayo buildings.

Comprehensive orthopedic care

Opened in 2007, the center helps integrate the care of patients treated by orthopedic surgeons and other musculoskeletal specialists, including:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation consultants
  • Rheumatologists
  • Endocrinologists (for metabolic bone conditions)
  • Radiologists and anesthesiologists to perform image-guided injections for pain management
  • Pediatric orthopedic specialists from the T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Center

The 245,000-square-foot facility contains 57 examination rooms; cast and splint facilities; an outpatient procedure center; image-guided injection rooms; a private family waiting area; and private pre- and post-procedure rooms for patients and families. Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and ear, nose and throat surgeons also operate in the outpatient procedure center.

Education center

An education center helps patients maximize their recovery through better understanding of their medical condition. The center is equipped with anatomic models, touch-screen computers, video on demand, Internet workstations and literature.