1. Oct. 01, 2021

    Thread ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release

    This incisionless release — known as thread ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release (TCTR) — uses an abrasive thread looped percutaneously to dissect the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) and is performed using local anesthesia.

  2. May 05, 2020

    Advocacy as a core competency

    Michelle S. Gittler, M.D., outlines the ways in which doctors can, and should, get involved in large-scale advocacy for their patients.

  3. April 21, 2020

    Sports medicine

    Cara C. Prideaux, M.D., discusses sports medicine as a specialty, and when and how to get athletes back into their preferred physical activity after an injury.

  4. March 20, 2020

    Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program for optimization of bone health

    Kurt A. Kennel, M.D., from the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, and Alynn C. Dukart, P.T., D.P.T., from the Healthy Living Program, discuss the importance of exercise to optimize bone health and what the Healthy Living Program offers to create an individualized exercise program for Mayo Clinic patients.

  5. Jan. 29, 2019

    Robotic-assisted spinal surgery improves outcomes

    Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses the latest advances in robotic guidance for the placement of spinal instrumentation.

  6. June 01, 2017

    Epidural stimulation enables motor function after chronic paraplegia

    Peter J. Grahn, Ph.D., Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Igor A. Lavrov, M.D., Ph.D., and Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D., review the results of their study showing volitional movement, standing and steplike actions via spinal cord neuromodulation in a patient with chronic paralysis due to spinal cord injury.

  7. Jan. 24, 2017

    Age-related muscle loss

    Nathan K. LeBrasseur, M.S., Ph.D., discusses research at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging with Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the 2015 Fourth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation.

  8. Jan. 24, 2017

    Gene therapy for cartilage regeneration

    Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., and Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., discuss gene therapy for cartilage regeneration at the 2015 Fourth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation.

  9. Nov. 08, 2016

    Use of exoskeletons in individuals with spinal cord injuries

    A three-phase clinical trial explores a lightweight exoskeleton system to evaluate its impact on the lives of people with mobility issues due to spinal cord injuries.

  10. June 21, 2016

    Adipose-derived stem cell treatment for osteoarthritic knees

    Jay Smith, M.D., describes a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cell injections as a treatment for people with osteoarthritic knees.

  11. Nov. 09, 2015

    Regenerative medicine in the nervous system

    Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., and Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., discuss developments regarding regenerative medicine in the nervous system at the Fourth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation.

  12. May 18, 2015

    Improving muscle health

    Nathan K. LeBrasseur, M.S., Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, discusses age- and disease-associated muscle loss.

  13. Dec. 25, 2014

    Clinical practice guidelines for low back pain

    Ralph E. Gay, M.D., D.C., M.S., Mayo Clinic associate professor of PM&R, discusses clinical practice guidelines for low back pain. What are they for, and do they work?

  14. Oct. 16, 2014

    Pressure ulcer prevention app

    Tamara L. Vos-Draper, O.T., occupational therapist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the problem of pressure sores and preventing them. Her team is developing a smartphone app that provides biofeedback to patients so that they might manage their skin and potential problem pressure points which helps them avoid pressure sore development.

  15. Oct. 16, 2014

    Motion Analysis Lab introduction at Mayo Clinic

    Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., gives an introduction to the Motion Analysis Lab, and its specific use in our Live Case Study With Chris Norton.

  16. Oct. 16, 2014

    Chris Norton's live case study from a PT perspective at Mayo Clinic

    Physical therapist Megan L. Gill, P.T., explains the process and challenges of rehabilitation for Chris Norton, and the next steps in his journey.

  17. Sept. 23, 2014

    Patient-centered approach to conversion disorder

    Gary Goldberg, M.D., professor of PM&R, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, discusses symptoms beyond mechanism: A patient-centered approach to conversion disorder.

  18. Sept. 23, 2014

    Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center

    Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., Professor of PM&R and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, discusses a comprehensive facility that helps people and athletes perform their best. Sports and life are about movement; the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center has the technology and staff to analyze movement and help people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals.

  19. Sept. 23, 2014

    Fibromyalgia treatment research

    Terry H. Oh, M.D., Mayo Clinic associate professor of PM&R, discusses fibromyalgia research that was conducted with a database created from patients seen in the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program.

  20. June 26, 2014

    Concussive traumatic brain injuries

    Allen W. Brown, M.D., associate professor of PM&R at Mayo Clinic, discusses the clinical management of concussive brain injuries. Customized treatment is based upon their unique circumstances.

  21. June 26, 2014

    Progressive multiple sclerosis

    Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., professor of neurology, Mayo Clinic, discusses Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Pathogenic & Clinical Implications, introduced by Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

  22. May 01, 2014

    Rehabilitation following amputation

    Karen L. Andrews, M.D., director of Amputee Rehabilitation Services at Mayo Clinic, talks about rehabilitation following upper extremity amputation, phases of rehabilitation and advances in prosthetics.

  23. March 19, 2009

    Mayo Clinic study suggests those who have chronic pain may need to assess vitamin D status

    Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain.