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April 2018

Patient Care

Fractures around joint replacement arthroplasties can be treated in a single procedure
Mayo surgeons go beyond typical Level I trauma care, providing efficient treatment for patients of all ages with complex injuries.

Robotic arm enhances precision of full knee replacement
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 with the procedure.

Mayo's antibiotic spacers allow maximum use of infected joints during treatment
Mayo manufactures antibiotic spacers at the time of surgery. This individualized approach enhances mobility while medication clears the infection.

Elbow replacement technique can provide long-term treatment option
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.

In-office knee arthroscopy avoids anesthesia

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


Arthroplasty of the Hand and Wrist: An ASSH Cadaveric Skills Course
June 2, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This non-CME course is for established hand surgeons and fellows interested in improving their hand and wrist arthroplasty operative skills. Overviews cover finger, thumb and wrist arthroplasty.

International Shoulder Group 2018
Aug. 12-13, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This course features collaborative interactions among clinicians, researchers and engineers, and discussions of shoulder research that affects clinical practice. Diverse programming encompasses computation, observation and interventional research. The target audience includes orthopedic and physical medicine physicians.

Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations and Best Practice 2018
Oct. 25-26, 2018, in Kohler, Wis.
This course highlights the shift in public concern about the use of opioids in medicine, and provides the latest information about the appropriate indication and guidelines for opioids in clinical practice.

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