Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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Patient stories

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Restores Active Lifestyle for Mini Kincaid

? Over time, knee pain began to severely limit Mini Kincaid's enjoyment of the activities she loved. But with robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic, Mini is ready to get back in action. Herminia "Mini" Kincaid has been active her entire life ? running, skiing and playing everything from soccer to golf to tennis. [...]

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

Sept. 22, 2015