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October 2017

Patient Care

Wide-awake hand surgery improves quality of care and patient satisfaction
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.

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

Young Hip Clinic provides streamlined evaluation for patients with complex hip disorders
Mayo orthopedic surgeons collaborate to treat young, active people with painful hip deformities. Specialists often perform hip arthroscopy and osteotomy in a single procedure.

New techniques restore function for patients with complex shoulder problems
New surgical techniques — muscle transfers that can restore some deltoid function as well as tendon transfers for massive rotator cuff tears, brachial plexus injury, trapezius paralysis and subscapularis tears — provide options for patients with debilitating shoulder conditions.

Pediatric spine deformity program provides patient care from birth through adulthood
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.


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Direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty improves patient recovery time
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 five days earlier for patients with DAA.

See all Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course: Current Concepts and Controversies 2018
Jan. 27-28, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course provides information on the latest treatment options for shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, arthroscopy, fracture and reconstruction. The focus is on the best current practice in diagnosis, treatment and new technology.

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