Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Gratitude, and the Voice of Experience

Mark Pearce jokes that, "If something's going to happen, it's going to happen to me." That sentiment isn't hard to understand in someone who has had eight joint replacements (knees, hips and shoulders – some more than once), has been cardioverted 18 times to restore normal heart rhythm, and had surgery for a brain tumor. [...]

  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 2,000 knee replacement surgeries annually. You're cared for by a team that specializes in joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation.
  • Long-term follow-up. Mayo Clinic tracks the performance of joint replacements over decades, and contacts you periodically to check on the status of your joint replacement.
  • Learning from experience. Mayo's Joint Replacement Database contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The database helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you. The database has also led doctors to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.
  • Continuous improvement. Mayo Clinic physicians have published extensively on improving knee replacement care, including topics such as new materials, robotic-assisted techniques, improvements in pain management after surgery and others.
  • Cutting-edge medicine. Mayo Clinic's laboratories for Biomechanics and Motion Analysis are involved with developing, modifying and patenting new prosthesis designs, ensuring you'll have access to the latest technology in your new joint.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Sept. 22, 2015