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

Improving sports medicine services with 100,000-square-foot expansion

To improve expert care for athletes of all levels, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minn., is expanding services through the 100,000-square-foot Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center building project. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.

Managing shoulder arthritis in young adults

Managing shoulder arthritis in adults under age 65 can be challenging because of their reluctance to consider total shoulder arthroplasty. However, when performed by an experienced team in an advanced practice, replacement can be the best option for recovering function and reducing pain.


Diagnosing and eliminating biofilm bacterial infections from joint implants
Mayo Clinic research collaborators in orthopedic surgery and microbiology are improving diagnosis and control of bacterial biofilm infections of prosthetic joint implants. The team has developed novel technologies to diagnose infection using ultrasound and to eliminate biofilms with electric current.

Biomechanical testing identifies novel surgical knot
Biomechanical testing of commonly used surgical knots revealed the superior holding power of a variant called the two strand overhand locking (TSOL) knot. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons recommend this knot to guard against slippage, especially in high-tension closures such as flexor tendon repairs.

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8th International Mayo Spine Course Huashan/Mayo Spine Course
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, in Shanghai
This national workshop for spine practical anatomy and surgical techniques is designed for surgeons and nonoperative clinicians. Advances in the field will be presented through a cadaver skills lab, didactic lectures, panel discussions, debates, case presentations, and question and answer sessions.

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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