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Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Physician Update e-Edition
June 2013
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Patient Care

Innovations in managing articular cartilage defects of the knee

An aging and active population puts articular cartilage of the knee increasingly at risk of injury. To manage cartilage defects, Mayo Clinic orthopedic specialists deploy multiple treatments, innovative research and clinical trials.

Improving pediatric spinal imaging with new EOS technology

A low-dose, 3-D imaging technology known as EOS is now available at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Pediatric spine patients benefit from it due to their well-documented cancer risk from radiation. EOS delivers one-third the radiation of traditional X-rays.


Optimizing knee performance through research
At Mayo Clinic, management approaches to knee pain are expanding rapidly due to a committed, creative and world-renowned orthopedic research program. It ranges from investigations into the gender effects of osteoarthritis to novel means of controlling pain after knee surgery.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic researcher and surgeon receives 2013 Tipton Leadership Award
Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., received the 2013 William W. Tipton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. An exemplary researcher, surgeon, educator and mentor, Dr. Yaszemski was nominated by his peers.

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Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium
Oct. 11, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Faculty will focus on current approaches to some of the most challenging pediatric orthopedic conditions. The course is designed to give participants a better understanding of new techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric orthopedic disorders and the skills to apply them clinically.

23rd Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine
Nov. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals will learn the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies for sports-related and musculoskeletal conditions. The multidisciplinary program features multiple formats and live demonstrations of physical examination, anatomy and arthroscopy.

See all Orthopedic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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