1. June 08, 2024

    Upper extremity reconstruction for adult brain injury resulting in spasticity

    A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon's search for answers after his father's stroke caused deformity and functional loss led to solutions for upper motor neuron injuries.

  2. June 08, 2024

    Mayo Clinic in Florida opens clinic, innovates in limb deformity and reconstruction

    New to Mayo Clinic in Florida is a clinic treating nonunion, malunion, leg length discrepancies and lower extremity alignment developmental abnormalities. It also performs limb salvage, reconstructing missing or disease[...]

  3. June 08, 2024

    High satisfaction rates and positive outcomes for Bridle procedure for foot drop

    The Bridle procedure for foot drop allows patients to walk without wearing a brace. A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon reports patient satisfaction rates with the procedure are greater than 90%.

  4. June 08, 2024

    Cervical radiculopathy: 'It's the decision, not the incision' that dictates outcomes

    An orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine care discusses how critical decision-making is to proper cervical radiculopathy treatment, matching the right patient condition with the right treatment.

  5. Feb. 16, 2024

    Achieving optimal outcomes for teen athletes with ACL injury

    A specialist talks about the high risk of ACL injury in teen athletes, risks of delayed treatment, concomitant knee injuries and referral for this injury.

  6. Feb. 16, 2024

    Hip preservation: Shoring up the native hip

    Luke Spencer Gardner, M.D., a hip specialist and orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses hip preservation's recent growth, optimal timing, eligibility, goals, risks and value.

  7. Feb. 16, 2024

    TKA and THA for patients with previous solid organ transplant

    Demand has grown for TKA and THA in patients who've had a solid organ transplant (SOT). Mayo Clinic is performing these surgeries for this higher risk population.

  8. Feb. 16, 2024

    Terrible triad: Terrible, or not so much?

    Understanding of terrible triad of the elbow has vastly improved. Stabilizing factors for this complex elbow injury are far clearer than a generation ago. Still, Mayo Clinic orthopedists recommend specialist referral fo[...]

  9. Nov. 21, 2023

    Advances in treatment of meniscus root tears

    Mayo Clinic researchers discuss findings of several years of investigation of meniscus root tears, shedding light on patients' sensation of a watermelon seed sliding around in the knee.

  10. Nov. 21, 2023

    Hope for reduced wound complications for patients with soft tissue sarcoma

    Soft tissue sarcoma radiation therapy plus surgery leads to wound complications in > 30% of patients. Investigators have discovered how to predict and prevent these complications.

  11. Nov. 21, 2023

    Mayo Clinic leading the way in TKA technology

    Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery has committed to innovation in technology for patients who need total knee replacements. See what is available for your patients.

  12. Aug. 29, 2023

    Mayo Clinic offers unique regenerative medicine procedure for knee and hip joints hopes to expand to other injuries

    This Q&A with Daniel B. F. Saris, M.D., Ph.D., addresses the latest developments in an innovative regenerative medicine cartilage repair only offered at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

  13. Aug. 29, 2023

    Recreating stability for patients with complex patellofemoral instability

    Mayo Clinic performs a stabilizing surgical procedure for complex patellofemoral instability, a rare condition that can cause repeated patellar dislocation events resulting in anxiety and decreased quality of life for p[...]

  14. Aug. 26, 2023

    Partial knee replacement benefits eligible patients

    Patients with single-compartment knee damage may be candidates for partial knee replacement. Satisfaction with this replacement is high because it feels more natural than total knee replacement.

  15. Aug. 26, 2023

    Mayo Clinic offers innovative technology and expertise in pediatric and adolescent hip preservation

    Mayo Clinic now offers pediatric and adolescent hip preservation expertise, with accompanying technology. Read about why you may want to refer patients with DDH and Perthes disease to Mayo Clinic.

  16. May 26, 2023

    Brachial plexus injuries: Seamless pediatric and adult care

    Mayo Clinic's integrated approach facilitates rapid evaluation by multiple subspecialized surgeons. A "one-stop shop" provides individualized treatment for all ages.

  17. April 11, 2023

    Delay in adult spinal deformity surgery associated with poorer outcomes

    Mayo Clinic researchers found that an orthopedic surgeon's determination to delay adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is a predictor of poorer patient outcomes.

  18. April 11, 2023

    Stemless shoulder implant found beneficial for patients

    A Mayo Clinic review study finds stemless shoulder implants advantageous for patients who need anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. Over 95% of patients to undergo this surgery qualify for the stemless implants.

  19. April 11, 2023

    Sacrectomy: Treating a challenging tumor

    Mayo Clinic orthopedic spine surgeons take on a challenging surgery for sacral tumors in which complete, also called en bloc, removal of the entire cancer provides the best oncologic outcome.

  20. April 11, 2023

    Mayo Clinic lab looks to impact orthopedics through artificial intelligence tools

    A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and colleagues are working with artificial intelligence (AI) to solve questions in orthopedics. AI also allows for individualized treatment and follow-up.

  21. Dec. 20, 2022

    Challenging elbow revisions: total elbow arthroplasty with massive bone loss

    Mayo Clinic TEA revision specialists have refined their techniques with allograft-prosthetic composites. The revised procedure has greatly improved complication rates and elbow performance scores.

  22. Dec. 20, 2022

    Lateral meniscus oblique radial tears crucial to repair with ACL injuries

    LMORT lesions, especially types 3 and 4, need recognition and repair for successful ACL reconstruction surgery and long-term knee health, according to a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and colleagues.

  23. Dec. 20, 2022

    New techniques for bone loss repair accompanying anterior shoulder instability

    A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon created a new procedure for shoulder instability surgery which addresses bone loss occurring after multiple shoulder dislocations post-labral tear.

  24. Oct. 14, 2022

    Modern approach to developmental dysplasia of the hip

    Mayo Clinic surgeons offer treatment and intervention options for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), a condition that is now known to change with a child's growth and development.

  25. Sept. 23, 2022

    Knee cartilage graft procedure restores malunited wrist joint

    A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon repaired a young basketball player's wrist malunion with suboptimal healing in which the boy's carpal bones became trapped in a hole in the wrist joint.

  26. Sept. 23, 2022

    Osseointegration: Making prosthetics possible for high-leg amputations

    Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons now perform osseointegration, an FDA-approved procedure improving prosthetic attachment for patients with high-leg amputations.

  27. Sept. 23, 2022

    A comprehensive, expedited approach for nonunions

    A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon explains her approach to nonunions — surgically repaired fractures from trauma that never heal. This article covers questions she asks herself in evaluation, risk factors, repair m[...]

  28. Sept. 23, 2022

    RPNI lowers post-amputation pain

    Regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI) can reduce potentially symptomatic neuromas. In this procedure, transected nerve endings are implanted into the muscle graft, often from the amputated limb, to reinnervate [...]

  29. Sept. 23, 2022

    Obesity and total joint arthroplasty

    Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic modify the risk factors of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) for a patient with morbid obesity.

  30. April 15, 2022

    Osteoporosis in COVID-19

    Mayo specialists share creative clinical solutions to balance the benefits of uninterrupted treatment with the risks of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants.

  31. Feb. 25, 2022

    Combined neurosurgical and orthopedic training facilitates complex spinal surgery

    Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons apply skills acquired through combined neurosurgical and orthopedic fellowship training in spinal procedures. The complementary skill sets optimize patient care.

  32. Feb. 09, 2022

    Managing post-surgical pain without opioids

    Mayo Clinic's nonopioid protocol, used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, meniscus surgeries, and labral and rotator cuff repairs, comprises preoperative analgesics, intraoperative local infiltration analge[...]

  33. Feb. 09, 2022

    Managing weight and diabetes before joint replacement surgery

    Reducing the risk of postoperative infections in patients with underlying conditions who have hip or knee replacements requires balancing individuals' desire for pain-relieving joint replacements with surgeons' desire t[...]

  34. Feb. 09, 2022

    Foot and ankle care: From sports medicine to complex anomalies

    Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, employs a patient-centered approach that helps injured athletes return to play and young people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease gain optimal foot and ankle function.

  35. Feb. 09, 2022

    Success with ultrasound-guided aspirations of hip arthroplasties

    Orthopedic surgeons apply a technique developed at Mayo Clinic that yields sufficient synovial fluid for culture in most patients, including individuals with high body mass index.

  36. Feb. 09, 2022

    Managing complex distal radial fractures

    Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons collaborate with other specialists to manage the care of individuals with comorbidities that can increase the risks of wrist surgery.

  37. Aug. 06, 2021

    Sports analytics: Identifying at-risk athletes before injuries occur

    Mayo Clinic's work with the Minnesota Twins on Tommy John and soft tissue injuries exemplifies the use of sports analytics to maximize athletic performance.

  38. Aug. 06, 2021

    Ankle injuries: Seeking stability and a return to activity

    Mayo Clinic treats up to 250 patients with ankle fractures a year. As treatment modalities evolve, orthopedic surgeons take an individualized approach.

  39. Aug. 06, 2021

    New directions for orthopedic surgery research

    Mayo Clinic's chair of Orthopedic Surgery Research discusses artificial intelligence and other research goals, including cartilage regeneration and the prevention and treatment of orthopedic infections.

  40. Aug. 06, 2021

    Young adult hip and pelvic conditions: Comprehensive approach for optimal care

    The multidisciplinary team in the Young Hip Clinic can provide precise diagnoses for individuals with hip and pelvic problems. A range of treatment options — including operative and nonoperative management —[...]

  41. Aug. 06, 2021

    3D printing for joint reconstruction in compromised bone

    Mayo Clinic routinely uses sophisticated technology to re-create a patient's bony defects, facilitating surgical correction to restore joint function.

  42. Aug. 06, 2021

    Successful transition to outpatient total joint arthroplasty

    Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary care team is performing more outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. Same-day physical therapy and patient education help patients to go home quickly.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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).

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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[...]

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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[...]

  69. 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[...]

  70. 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[...]

  71. 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.

  72. 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[...]

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. Sept. 18, 2018

    Upper extremity reconstruction in tetraplegia

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

  78. 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 [...]

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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[...]