1. Feb. 20, 2021

    Multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to limb lengthening care

    Lengthening rods, external fixation, and other implantable devices made from metals or polyether ether ketone polymers can change limb angles in children and adults.

  2. Feb. 20, 2021

    Rotator cuff repair: Working toward a biologic treatment

    Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine is working to develop electrospun fibers that, when surgically inserted, can promote tendon healing.

  3. Feb. 20, 2021

    Mayo surgeons' deployments: Benefits for military and civilian patients

    Patient volume and the acuity of injuries seen at Mayo Clinic make orthopedic specialists well prepared for deployment. They also bring new techniques from their military experience back to Mayo.

  4. Feb. 20, 2021

    Optimizing hip care: Mayo's narrow yet wide approach

    When patients with hip pain have structural problems that need to be addressed, Mayo orthopedic specialists can do both arthroscopic and open surgery in a single stage.

  5. Feb. 16, 2021

    Artificial intelligence: Potential to improve knee arthritis care

    Artificial intelligence can identify and classify knee osteoarthritis on radiographs as accurately as surgeons. It has the potential to decrease inaccurate assessments and improve outcomes for patients.

  6. Feb. 16, 2021

    Spinal implant infections: Enhanced diagnosis and prevention

    At Mayo Clinic, a bundled set of simple, cost-effective protocols reduced the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal procedures by 67% over 10 years.

  7. Feb. 16, 2021

    Pedicle screw placement: Robotic assistance for greater precision

    Accurate placement of pedicle screws is key to avoiding the potential complications of spinal fusion surgery and improving overall spinal fixation.

  8. Feb. 16, 2021

    Vertebral column resection: Multidisciplinary approach to complex spinal deformity

    Orthopedic surgeons routinely work alongside neurosurgeons and other specialists to optimize outcomes and enhance patient safety in complex procedures such as vertebral column resection (VCR).

  9. Feb. 16, 2021

    Revision ACL surgery: A comprehensive approach

    Bruce A. Levy, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses Mayo's approach to revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.

  10. Feb. 16, 2021

    Patient-specific instrumentation for shoulder arthroplasty

    Sophisticated preoperative planning and the use of patient-specific instrumentation are key to optimizing glenoid component choice and position and maximizing surgical outcomes.

  11. Feb. 16, 2021

    Executing the preoperative plan: Computer-guided shoulder arthroplasty

    Mayo Clinic uses computer-guided intraoperative navigation to help ensure the proper placement of glenoid components.

  12. Feb. 16, 2021

    Incisionless, ultrasound-guided approach for carpal tunnel release

    Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons perform thread ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release under local anesthesia, reducing patient recovery times.

  13. Jan. 19, 2021

    Comprehensive, innovative approach provides novel treatment and specialized care for patients with pediatric scoliosis

    Mayo Clinic pediatric spine surgeons perform complex tumor, deformity and spine surgeries for patients with severe conditions that require a team-based approach to treatment.

  14. March 27, 2020

    Novel technique for extensor mechanism augmentation

    Benefits of the free four-stranded graft include the addition of autogeneic tissue, decreased risk of patellar fracture, fewer hardware complications and accelerated rehabilitation.

  15. March 27, 2020

    Promoting healing: Vascularized bone transfer for spine and pelvis reconstruction

    Mayo orthopedic surgeons use free vascularized fibula grafts for reconstruction after tumor resection in the spine and pelvis, with a successful union in more than 90% of patients.

  16. March 27, 2020

    Multidisciplinary management of congenital hand anomalies

    Early referral is key to optimal outcomes for children with congenital hand anomalies. Mayo specialists coordinate to provide their best recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and emotional support.

  17. March 27, 2020

    Salvage surgery for failed toe joint replacement

    A unique revision surgery for people who experience a failed first metatarsophalangeal joint replacement involves removal of the implant and reconstruction of the great toe to restore function and relieve pain.

  18. March 27, 2020

    Navigating the hope and hype of regenerative medicine

    For patients who aren't good candidates for orthopedic surgery and haven't responded to physical therapy or steroid or hyaluronic acid injections, orthobiologics may fill the treatment gap.

  19. March 27, 2020

    Saphenous nerve neuroma after total knee arthroplasty

    About 20% of patients who have a total knee arthroplasty are dissatisfied, often due to residual pain. The cause frequently turns out to be an infrapatellar saphenous nerve neuroma.

  20. Jan. 31, 2020

    Teamwork, technology give hope to kids with hand anomalies

    Mayo Clinic Children's Center brings broad experience in microsurgery, bone lengthening and straightening, free tissue transfer, and infant and pediatric prosthetics to provide integrated care for children with hand ano[...]

  21. Sept. 24, 2019

    Spinal care: Team approach at the bedside and in the lab

    Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons work alongside neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons to optimize the results of complex procedures.

  22. Sept. 24, 2019

    Foot and ankle surgery: Helping patients reach their goals

    Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle procedures can help athletes to safely achieve their goals.

  23. Sept. 24, 2019

    Back pain after back surgery: The SI joint and adjacent segment disease

    Mayo Clinic's approach focuses on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, an underrecognized source of pain. The SI joint can react adversely to increased forces after spinal fusion.

  24. Sept. 24, 2019

    Soft tissue sarcoma: Technology and expertise to improve care

    Wound-healing complications are common after surgical resection for soft tissue sarcoma. Intraoperative fluorescence angiography assesses blood flow and tissue perfusion, allowing for the surgical removal of nonviable t[...]

  25. Sept. 24, 2019

    EMG with motion analysis optimizes care for upper motor neuron syndrome

    A Mayo Clinic laboratory uses dynamic electromyography with motion analysis to identify candidates for muscle transfer surgery. The procedure can help restore upper-body function and reduce pain.

  26. Sept. 24, 2019

    Determining the optimal approach for proximal humeral fractures

    Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons have experience with both surgical repair and reverse total shoulder replacement. The breadth of available options facilitates individualized treatment.

  27. Dec. 29, 2018

    New option for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears

    Orthopedic surgeons use an acellular human dermal allograft to perform superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) and employ the leftover allograft to resurface the undersurface of the acromion, providing more-durable outcom[...]

  28. Dec. 29, 2018

    Novel stem cell therapy for repair of knee cartilage

    A unique approach to repairing knee cartilage mixes donor mesenchymal stem cells from the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine stem cell bank with recycled autologous cells to quickly obtain enough cells to fill[...]

  29. Dec. 22, 2018

    Hip arthroscopy: Focus on underlying abnormalities

    Mayo Clinic's comprehensive, evidence-based approach to hip arthroscopy focuses on correcting the underlying bony abnormalities that drive the process of labral tears.

  30. Dec. 22, 2018

    Improved technique for extensor mechanism reconstruction

    A new technique for extensor mechanism reconstruction after total knee arthroplasty relies on a stepwise approach that helps ensure that the mesh is properly incorporated into the host soft tissues.

  31. Dec. 22, 2018

    Cervical spine surgery: Intraoperative monitoring to avoid complications

    Routine use of somatosensory- and motor-evoked potentials and electromyography allows a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists and electrophysiologists to monitor nerve pathways and pr[...]

  32. Sept. 18, 2018

    Pediatric limb salvage: Team approach to orthopedic oncology

    Mayo Clinic specialists work together to maximize outcomes for children with long bone sarcomas.

  33. Sept. 18, 2018

    Upper extremity reconstruction in tetraplegia

    Mayo Clinic uses standard hand surgical techniques to increase patients' independence after spinal cord injuries.

  34. Sept. 18, 2018

    UCL injuries: Defining risk and improving treatment

    Mayo Clinic is working to prevent ulnar collateral ligament injuries, and to tailor treatment to an individual athlete's needs.

  35. Sept. 18, 2018

    Less invasive approach to lumbar fusion

    The new technique allows surgeons to avoid the extensive soft tissue and muscle dissection associated with open surgery.

  36. Sept. 18, 2018

    Customized implants for knee replacements

    The customized implants work more precisely with the patient's ligaments and tendons, avoiding off-the-shelf compromises.

  37. April 20, 2018

    Complex foot deformities: A case study

    Complex foot and ankle deformities are challenging for both physicians and patients. Surgeons must take into account not only the type, location and severity of the deformity, but also patient goals and level of social [...]

  38. March 20, 2018

    Combining expertise to treat traumatic injuries

    Mayo surgeons go beyond typical Level I trauma care, providing efficient treatment for patients of all ages with complex injuries.

  39. March 20, 2018

    Specialized care for infected joints

    Mayo manufactures antibiotic spacers at the time of surgery. This individualized approach enhances mobility while medication clears the infection.

  40. March 20, 2018

    Robotic full knee replacement in Florida

    Accurate balance of ligaments and soft tissue is key to successful full knee replacement. Robot-assisted technology provides intraoperative information to help achieve that balance, increasing patients' satisfaction wit[...]

  41. March 20, 2018

    In-office arthroscopy for diagnosing knee pathology

    An enhanced method of in-office imaging can provide more-accurate views than MRI, especially for people who have had previous knee surgery.

  42. March 20, 2018

    Total elbow replacement: Matching the success of hips and knees

    A prosthetic elbow developed at Mayo Clinic has minimal rates of revision, offering a stable and durable joint replacement for people with debilitating elbow injuries.

  43. Oct. 06, 2017

    Fractured: Repairing the acetabulum

    Acetabular fractures are complicated to repair. Best outcomes for patients are likely to be associated with consultation with a Level I trauma center, where specialists can review films and advise regarding next steps i[...]

  44. Sept. 23, 2017

    Advances in pediatric spine deformity care

    Orthopedic pediatric surgical teams in Mayo's pediatric spine deformity treatment program ensure maximum safety for patients, improve their comfort postoperatively and markedly reduce their length of hospital stay.

  45. Sept. 22, 2017

    Wrist replacement: An option for advanced arthritis

    Wrist replacement, rather than fusion, can provide relief from pain and instability while preserving the range of motion needed for daily activities.

  46. Sept. 22, 2017

    Direct anterior hip arthroplasty

    Researchers found that patients who underwent direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty had objectively faster recovery than patients who had mini-posterior approach. Functional milestones occurred about fiv[...]

  47. Sept. 22, 2017

    Young Hip Clinic: Combining arthroscopy and open surgery

    Mayo orthopedic surgeons collaborate to treat young, active people with painful hip deformities. Specialists often perform hip arthroscopy and osteotomy in a single procedure.

  48. Sept. 22, 2017

    Wide-awake hand surgery

    Wide-awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT) allows specialists to perform hand surgery procedures such as carpal tunnel release, tendon repair and removal of masses while patients are under local anesthesia.

  49. Feb. 28, 2017

    Preoperative planning and patient-specific instrumentation improve accuracy of shoulder arthroplasty

    Three developments — 3-D preoperative planning, patient-specific instrumentation and 3-D printing — have greatly increased the accuracy of glenoid component placement and improved the likelihood of optimal o[...]

  50. Feb. 25, 2017

    Distal radius fractures in older versus younger patients

    The goal of treatment is to restore the previous level of function with minimal risk, but the appropriate treatment may vary, depending on the patient's age and activity level, existing medical conditions, bone quality,[...]

  51. Feb. 25, 2017

    Innovative approaches improve limb salvage in pediatric patients with cancer

    Advances including adjuvant chemotherapy regimens, improved imaging and custom implants have improved the five-year survival rate for local pediatric bone cancers to 60 to 80 percent.

  52. Feb. 25, 2017

    Trauma surgeons uniquely qualified to treat SIJ dysfunction

    Current studies suggest sacroiliac joint (SIJ) involvement in 15 to 30 percent of patients with low back pain and a much higher prevalence in patients who have undergone lumbar fusion procedures, whether or not the fusi[...]

  53. Sept. 24, 2016

    Reducing the risk of recurrent patellar instability in skeletally immature patients

    Most first-time patellar dislocations in skeletally immature patients are managed conservatively, despite the frequency of recurrent dislocations. A new trial aims to determine whether medial patellofemoral ligament rec[...]

  54. Sept. 23, 2016

    Limb Lengthening and Regeneration Clinic addresses complex discrepancies and deficiencies

    Recent advances in limb-lengthening devices and techniques, including FDA approval of the PRECICE implantable intramedullary rod, means that most patients can now be successfully treated for complex limb deficiencies an[...]

  55. Sept. 23, 2016

    Minimally invasive spine surgery: Hit or miss?

    The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is to achieve outcomes equivalent to open surgery while minimizing soft tissue damage. Although pain and recovery times are often reduced in MISS, long-term outcomes a[...]

  56. Sept. 23, 2016

    Dexamethasone may prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis

    A new trial is investigating whether one-time, low-dose dexamethasone can prevent post-traumatic arthritis after osteochondral fractures and ligament or meniscus tears.

  57. Jan. 22, 2016

    Scapholunate injuries: A paradigm shift?

    Four-dimensional CT technology allows earlier and better assessment of dynamic joint instabilities while also helping locate the exact site of ligament injury.

  58. Jan. 21, 2016

    Ponseti treatment for clubfoot: Past and future

    The Ponseti method for treating clubfoot involves serial casting and percutaneous Achilles tenotomy of the affected foot followed by bracing to maintain the correction. Although time-consuming and arduous, it remains th[...]

  59. Jan. 19, 2016

    Animal models aid study of arthrofibrosis after TKA

    Despite improved surgical techniques and implant design, rates of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have remained relatively unchanged for two decades. Now, translational studies are increasing understa[...]

  60. Jan. 20, 2015

    Improving complex spine surgery outcomes with intraoperative CT navigation

    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 optim[...]

  61. Dec. 02, 2014

    Stem cells studied as minimally invasive treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head

    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 steroi[...]

  62. June 10, 2014

    First nationwide prevalence study of hip and knee arthroplasty shows 7.2 million Americans living with implants

    Mayo Clinic researchers recently presented the first prevalence study of joint replacement, showing an estimated 4.7 million Americans have undergone total knee arthroplasty and 2.5 million have undergone total hip arth[...]

  63. Sept. 05, 2012

    Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction graft selection

    Considerations for selecting a graft for ACL reconstruction - Data show roughly equivalent clinical outcomes for various graft types used in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, yet graft selection remains controv[...]

  64. Sept. 05, 2012

    Innovative bone-preserving approaches to managing shoulder arthritis in young adults using shoulder replacement

    Managing shoulder arthritis in young adults - Managing shoulder arthritis in adults under age 65 can be challenging because of their reluctance to consider total shoulder arthroplasty. However, when performed by an expe[...]

  65. Sept. 05, 2012

    Advances in articular cartilage defect management

    Innovations in managing articular cartilage defects of the knee - An aging and active population puts articular cartilage of the knee increasingly at risk of injury. To manage cartilage defects, Mayo Clinic orthopedic s[...]

  66. Sept. 05, 2012

    Shoulder Pain: Raising the level of diagnostic certainty about SLAP lesions

    Improving diagnostic certainty of SLAP lesions - There is a risk of surgical overtreatment of patients with shoulder pain symptoms suggestive of a superior labrum anterior and posterior lesion. This risk can be reduced [...]