PM&R Update

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PM&R Update is a publication for physicians. It highlights trends in physical medicine and rehabilitation procedures and related research at Mayo Clinic.

To contact the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic for a referral or physician consultation, please call 800-533-1564.

2014 Issues

Vol. 4, No. 4, 2014 (PDF)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers Help Advance Research and Patient Care
  • Fibromyalgia Research Looks to Improve Treatment Strategies and Patient Outcomes

Vol. 4, No. 3, 2014 (PDF)

  • Q & A With Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., Director, Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center (RMRC)
  • Stem Cells Studied as Minimally Invasive Treatment for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014 (PDF)

  • International Group Studying Novel Robotic Hand
  • Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Partners With Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx in New Downtown Minneapolis Facility
  • Information and Communication Technology Helps Improve Patient Access to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Care

Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014 (PDF)

  • Mayo Researchers Study Muscle Stiffness and Possible Therapeutic Interventions in Children With Cerebral Palsy
  • Slowing or Reversing Muscle Loss: The Complex Biology of Myostatin Inhibition

2013 Issues

Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013 (PDF)

  • New Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center to Focus on Translational Research
  • Improving Outcomes During and After Pregnancy for Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013 (PDF)

  • Study Examines Associations Between Bone Health and Skeletal Muscle Mass in Adult Women and Men
  • International Studies Analyze Whether Feedback About Mobility and Exercise Improves Walking Outcomes Among Stroke Patients

2012 Issues

Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012 (PDF)

  • Stem Cell-Based Regeneration: The Next Frontier of Cardiac Tissue Repair
  • Mayo Clinic Researchers Study Role of Enzyme Drivers of Inflammation and Neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Treating Recalcitrant Tendinopathy: Combination of Tenotomy and PRP Injections Produces Significant Improvement

Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012 (PDF)

  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation After Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy: Technology, Custom Fit and Specialized Care Put Amputees Back in Action
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Coordinated Process and Multispecialty Collaboration Yield Strong Patient Outcomes
  • Did You Know? Assisted Technology in Mayo Clinic's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

2011 Issues

Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011 (PDF)

  • Mayo Clinic Creates Healthy Aging and Independent Living Lab
  • New Research Facility Focuses on Muscle Performance and Physical Function
  • New Healthspan Assessment Laboratory

Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011 (PDF)

  • Mayo Clinic Launches Hand Transplant Program
  • Mayo Clinic Offers Implantable Diaphragmatic Pacing System for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists Honors 3 Mayo Clinic Physiatrists
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Renovation Nears Completion
  • Mayo Clinic Researchers Test the Feasibility and Efficacy of Telehealth-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation for Individuals With TBI