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Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Physician Update e-Edition
June 2015
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John W. Sperling, M.D.
Patient Care

Surgery restores weight-bearing ability for patients with periacetabular tumors

Mayo orthopedic surgeons use team-based protocols and highly porous metal components such as cups and augments reinforced with cages to help patients who require reconstruction surgery after oncological tumor resections.

Difficult-to-diagnose spinal infections may result in paralysis or death if untreated

Multidisciplinary clinical suspicion and Mayo's vertebral osteomyelitis database, with information on more than 500 patients, helped specialists reduce the risk of wound infection in patients undergoing complex spine surgery from 5.9 to 1.8 percent.


Running subcuticular closure optimizes perfusion and outcomes after total knee arthroplasty
Clinical trial results provide quantitative evidence that the running subcuticular closure technique enables the most robust blood flow to the incision site among commonly used closure techniques in reconstructive knee surgery.

Link between epigenetics and steroid use may predispose patients to develop steroid-sensitive AVN subtype
Study data may also point the way to developing a new therapeutic risk-stratification screening prior to steroid use that could reduce the possibility of developing avascular necrosis (AVN).

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Radiology Helping You Care for Your Patients 2015
Aug. 15-16, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
Discussion of contemporary imaging approaches to common diagnostic problems in primary care medicine and surgery includes common patient signs and symptoms in outpatient and emergency settings and best imaging practices for evaluation, considering appropriateness, cost and safety.

25th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine 2015
Nov. 13-14, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This course features evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for sports-related and musculoskeletal conditions. A multidisciplinary team offers case presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, and live demonstrations of physical examination, anatomy, ultrasound and arthroscopy.

See all Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development Orthopedic Surgery Upcoming Courses

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