The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

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    A new procedure is helping Mary Shalz walk comfortably

    More than 3.6 million people in the U.S. are living with limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition. Most are lower limb amputations resulting from diabetes, trauma and cancer. In March 1983, Mary Shalz was 18 years old when a diagnosis of bone cancer changed how she walked. "That was when they did the above-knee amputation," says Mary. https://youtu.be/N0ez5ACClkY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video natural sound pkg (1:50) is available in the downloads at the end of the post. Please…

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    Taekwondo Talent Finds Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

    Editors Note: This story was originally published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. A first responder pronounced Maurice Orange dead. Maurice's body lay crumpled on the hot asphalt in San Diego. His prized Gold Wing 1800 motorcycle wrecked nearby. His fiancée, Cheri, knew something was wrong that afternoon — Aug. 14, 2020. She got a call that Maurice hadn't shown up for work his usual two hours early at the martial arts studio he owns. Then, her…

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    Back on the bandstand: Feeling better with Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home

    Robert Heintz of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is no stranger to hospitals. Born with a congenital hip defect, he has had several hip surgeries over the years, beginning as a toddler. When Robert was scheduled for hip revision surgery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 2021, he was happy to learn he could complete his recovery at home with the Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Program. Hitch in his stride Robert, 66, who teaches…

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    New lease on life starts with bilateral hip replacement

    What do you do after surviving an extraordinary health crisis? Steve Knutson celebrated his new lease on life with a bilateral hip replacement at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Steve's medical journey started on a typical workday in early March 2020. He and seven other colleagues came down with flu-like symptoms and felt ill enough that they headed home. Halfway to his home in Andover, Minnesota, Steve began sweating profusely, and his vision…

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    Genetics connects family members at the hip

    As family members, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg share many things in common that they treasure, and only one they wish they didn’t: a hip abnormality called femoroacetabular impingement. After undergoing genetic testing at Mayo Clinic, the four women learned that their collective hip woes were caused by a hidden genetic connection. And although that knowledge may not change how their condition is managed, it does offer some relief from nagging…

April 01, 2022