Mary I. O’Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, discusses the follow-up, recovery and rehabilitation associated with knee replacement surgery. She addresses how soon patients may resume activities, such as exercise, walking and driving.
Knee Surgery (3-Part-Series)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNPy5-6qWrU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNkaiDo3za8
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAQW073ZUx8 (This video)
Could blocking an androgen ( testosterone) receptor lead to a new way to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer?
That’s a question researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz are exploring. Preliminary results of a Mayo Clinic — TGen collaborative study show the androgen receptor may be a potential target to attack in treating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Barbara Pockaj, M.D., a surgical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses the study findings and the next steps in research.
Dr. W. Edward Deming traveled the world teaching the principles of Quality Improvement. The Red Bead Experiment is one of his more famous examples. This Experiment depicts one of the main tenets of Quality Improvement: a flawed System is the culprit for poor quality outcomes, not willing employees.
Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., Medical Director for Mayo Clinic Square, Sports Medicine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota discusses the services they provide in their program. Sports performance training, psychology, trainers for individuals and teams. Rehabilitation services with physical therapists who are specialized in sports medicine. Orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists with sports medicine training are also available. The center includes on-site musculoskeletal ultrasound, the Exos sports performance program and a regenerative medicine program. Mayo Clinic Square is ready to help athletes of all ages and levels of ability.
Forty years ago Army Staff Sgt. Walt Myers was exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange in Vietnam. Now he suffers profound muscle weakness in his legs. He was facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair. But thanks to a special knee brace developed at Mayo Clinic, Myers is walking tall.
Learn more about the new Mayo Clinic W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center by clicking here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/musculoskeletal-center-rst/
In the United States, two-thirds of the population is said to be either overweight or obese. Now there’s a new option for those who might need medical help to lose weight but don’t qualify for weight loss surgery. This week Mayo Clinic surgeons were the first in the U.S. to implant a new device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure involves the temporary placement of a special balloon in the stomach and has the potential for lasting results. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Max Harris, a twenty-nine year old patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares his experience battling a rare form of leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). He describes undergoing a bone marrow transplant as treatment for AML. Max explains what helped him get through his treatment and how he is doing now following the bone marrow transplant.
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A promising new study from Mayo Clinic, in conjunction with Caris Life Sciences, points to immunotherapy as a possible treatment option for patients with the difficult-to-treat triple negative breast cancer mutation. The study was presented this week at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.
“This study may change our ability to treat triple negative breast cancer patients,” says Barbara Pockaj, M.D., lead investigator of the study and Mayo Clinic surgeon. “We may have signs that these patients can be treated with immunotherapy. We don’t have a lot of options for these patients and this would really expand our options.”
Kenneth Mack, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for chronic daily headaches in children. For more information, see http://www.mayoclinic.org/migraine/children.html.