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Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Physician Update e-Edition
February 2015
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Patient Care

Prioritizing creative, innovative, collaborative orthopedic care and research

In his inaugural message, Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery's new department chair in Rochester, Minnesota, Mark. W. Pagnano, M.D., outlines the team's vision. Exceptional clinical care, deep scholarship, consistent creativity and innovative collaboration top the list.

Visualizing orthopedic trauma helps optimize solutions

Studying radiographic slide shows of orthopedic trauma injuries and approaches helps physicians visualize improved solutions. Referred to as "X-ray forensics" by Mayo Clinic orthopedists, this visually instructive method is part of Mayo orthopedic teams' quest to restore optimal function.

Optimizing intraoperative CT navigation for complex spine cases

Improving complex spine surgery outcomes with minimally invasive surgical techniques and intraoperative CT navigation is a rapidly evolving practice at advanced spine centers. Mayo Clinic's novel low-dose protocol optimizes the technology's application and benefits for pediatric patients.


The evolving role of vascularized bone grafts for scaphoid nonunions
Scaphoid nonunions with humpback deformity and avascular necrosis are challenging to treat. Vascularized bone grafts are a promising option, and selection of appropriate grafts has been guided by studies, including several from Mayo Clinic.

Timothy E. Hewett heads Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine research
Timothy E. Hewett, Ph.D., joins Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in July 2015 to lead research in sports medicine and biomechanics. With expanded facilities in downtown Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota, the center operates at a scale never before possible.

See all Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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New Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Fractures 2015
May 1-2, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This advanced course for orthopedic surgeons specializing in shoulder injuries focuses on management of rotator cuff tears, SLAP lesions, instability and arthritis. It includes didactic sessions and laboratory experience using cadaver specimens, as well as video demonstrations and panel discussion.

See all Orthopedic Surgery Continuous Professional Development courses

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In the Video Center

View videos by specialty and Grand Rounds presentations online

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New Staff

Nancy M. Cummings, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Todd A. Milbrandt, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

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Consults & Referrals

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