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October 2018

Patient Care

Knee prostheses based on a patient's unique anatomy can enhance function
The customized implants work more precisely with the patient's ligaments and tendons, avoiding off-the-shelf compromises.

Cortical-based trajectory screws enable less invasive lumbar fusion
The new, less invasive technique for lumbar fusion allows surgeons to avoid the extensive soft tissue and muscle dissection associated with open surgery.

Surgical approach strives to preserve children's limb function while removing cancer
Mayo Clinic specialists work together to maximize outcomes for children with long bone sarcomas.

Tommy John surgery is becoming more common
Mayo Clinic is working to prevent ulnar collateral ligament injuries, and to tailor treatment to an individual athlete's needs.

Surgery can help restore hand function after tetraplegia

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


2019 Mayo Clinic Advancements in Surgical & Medical Management of the Spine
Jan. 13-17, 2019, in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
This course covers current and emerging spine topics driving national change in the quality and delivery of spine care, with a focus on the aging spine. The varied curriculum delivers Mayo-quality updates via didactics and case presentations.

Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course: Current Concepts and Controversies 2019
Jan. 19-20, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course provides information on the latest options for shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, arthroscopy, fracture and reconstruction. The focus is on the best current practice in diagnosis, treatment and new technology.

Mayo Clinic Course on Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Complex Rotator Cuff Repair 2019
April 25-27, 2019, in Rochester, Minn.
This course provides presentations, cadaver demonstrations and cadaver-based workshops on the management of complex rotator cuff tears and conditions affecting the scapulothoracic joint. The course also covers advanced arthroscopically assisted tendon transfers and alternative salvage procedures.

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