January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€•Â Here are highlights from the January issue ofÂ Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee.Â Mayo Clinic Health LetterÂ attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: VisitÂ http://healthletter.mayoclinic.com/ or call toll-free for subscription information, 1-800-333-9037, extension 9771. Full newsletter text:Â Mayo Clinic Health Letter January 2015Â (for journalists only).
Wrist fractures: Treatment decisions not always straightforward
The wrist is made up of eight small bones at the base of the hand and two in the forearm â€• the radius and ulna â€• that connect the elbow to the wrist bones. Any one of these bones can be fractured; a wrist fracture is a widely variable injury.
One of the primary decisions is the choice between nonsurgical and surgical treatment. Sometimes the choice is clear, and sometimes itâ€™s not. Factors to consider include overall health, lifestyle, ability to tolerate surgery and the desire for a fully functioning wrist. Read the rest of this entry »
July 25th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
If you have shoulder problems the next Mayo Clinic Radio is for you! Â On Saturday, July 26, at 9 a.m. CT,Â John Sperling, M.D.,Â will join us to discuss the many causes ofÂ shoulder pain. What do you know aboutÂ shoulder bursitis,Â tendinitisÂ and something called Wiiitis? How are tornÂ rotator cuffsÂ diagnosed and repaired? We'll discuss a new option for patients withÂ arthritisÂ calledÂ reverse arthroplasty. Join us!
Myth or Matter of Fact: Rotator cuff tears can heal without surgery.
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ListenÂ toÂ this weekâ€™s Medical News Headlines: News Segment July 26, 2014Â (right click MP3)Â
January 27th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€• Jan. 27, 2014 â€• Mayo Clinic has opened the Mayo Clinic Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Office. The office, in Rochester, MN., is designed to be an easy to use single point of contact, linking the research needs of the DOD with Mayo Clinic investigators capable of addressing those needs, and to improve access to funding to serve DOD research and development priorities.
The office oversees Mayo Clinic's portfolio of DOD-funded research, which has evolved over Mayoâ€™s long and successful partnership with the U.S. government. Today, dozens of Mayo Clinic researchers receive funding for special projects that use new technologies and innovative solutions to support military readiness, functional restoration and rehabilitation after complex injuries, restore health and improve wellness of military populations.
â€śThis is a continuation of Mayo Clinicâ€™s 150-year legacy with the DOD,â€ť says Peter Amadio, M.D., director of the office, and an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. â€śThe office and website are designed to strengthen this long-standing relationship and to not only match DOD research needs with the expertise of Mayo Clinic, but also accelerate the entire process from proposal development to funding to delivery of a completed project. Read the rest of this entry »
January 14th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:Â Iâ€™ve had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though Iâ€™m letting it rest. I have read the term â€śfrozen shoulderâ€ť â€“ could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see my doctor, or will it eventually heal on its own?Â Â
ANSWER:Â It is possible that you are experiencing a condition known as frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Although recovery can take several months to a year or more, a variety of treatments may help improve your shoulder jointâ€™s range of motion. Make an appointment to see your doctor. He or she will be able to discuss your symptoms and help determine the cause.Â
Your shoulder joint is made up of bones, ligaments and tendons. Surrounding the joint is strong connective tissue called the shoulder capsule. Normally, the capsule and joint are lubricated by synovial fluid. Frozen shoulder occurs when the capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint. Stiff tissue bands (adhesions) may develop, and there may be less synovial fluid in the joint. Usually, just one shoulder is affected.
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January 7th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:Â I am 36 years old and have had constant pain in my right hip for two years. Last year I was diagnosed with moderate degenerative hip disease. Medication managed my pain initially but is no longer effective. My doctor says the next step is a steroid shot or a procedure that involves going in and â€ścleaning the roughness.â€ť What does this mean?
ANSWER:Â In a person your age, several choices are available to treat degenerative hip disease. When medicationsÂ do not help, one of the options you mention usually is the next step. Lifestyle changes could help relieve some of your symptoms, too.
Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, happens when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Cartilage is firm, slippery tissue that allows your joints to move smoothly. In osteoarthritis, the surface of the cartilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, bone rubs on bone.
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September 20th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Dr. Miguel Cabanela participated in a recent news conference, held by Spainâ€™s Royal House regarding an upcoming hip surgery for King Juan Carlos. Dr. Cabanela is an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He will direct the Kingâ€™s medical treatment and surgical team in Madrid, Spain, throughout the coming days. Â Information from Mayo Clinic regarding Dr. Miguel Cabanela, orthopedic surgery and hip replacement surgery is included below.
September 6th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
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September 3rd, 2013 · Leave a Comment
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August 30th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Our Labor Day weekend program (8/31) will feature a rebroadcastÂ of a previous show with Mark Christopherson, M.D.,Â during which we discussed spinal cord injuries.Â What happens inÂ a spinal cord injury and whatâ€™s the most common cause?Â How can a rehabilitation program help?Â How close areÂ weÂ to having a cureÂ for spinal cord injuries?Â Â Itâ€™s an interesting conversation!Â We hope youâ€™ll listen.
Note: You can listen to the program LIVE Saturdays at 9 am CT onÂ I Heart RadioÂ via KROC AM. The showÂ is tapedÂ for rebroadcast by some affiliates. On Twitter followÂ #MayoClinicRadioÂ and tweet your questions.
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August 30th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
"The problem wasn't in Juan Martin's head ... it was in his wrist."
The 2009 U.S. Open tennis champ Juan Martin del PotroÂ is making another run for the championship ... seeded sixth in this year's U.S. Open.Â Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeonÂ Richard Berger, M.D., Ph.D.,Â helped the Argentinian tennis starÂ overcome a debilitating wrist injury suffered after del Potro won the 2009 U.S. Open. Read more in Reeves Wiedeman'sÂ article in Grantland.Â