- By Rhoda Madson
Mayo Clinic expands sports medicine facility in Minneapolis
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic announced today that it is expanding its services, space and other capabilities at its sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis to meet the growing demand for its expertise.
Construction on the 16,000-square-foot project at Mayo Clinic Square is expected to begin in late April.
“This project builds on our commitment to patients in the Twin Cities area by providing more convenient and accessible sports medicine services,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. “This expansion allows us to serve our patients better by tapping Mayo Clinic’s expertise, cutting-edge technology, research and educational capabilities."
Physician services and select radiology services will be on the second floor, while MRI, rehabilitation and performance services will be on the third floor. The expansion calls for:
- Additional capacity for services from orthopedic, primary care and physical medicine and rehabilitation sports specialists (Specialized clinics include regenerative medicine, cartilage restoration, hip arthroscopy, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, injury prevention, and performance training for the athlete.)
- Additional sports medicine physician staff
- An advanced X-ray system that incorporates cone beam CT (and 3-D capabilities), fluoroscopy and fully robotic digital X-ray
- A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry system to measure bone density and body composition
- A second suite for musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine procedures, such as platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate injections, and minimally invasive ultrasound technology to treat chronic soft tissue and tendon damage
- A biomechanics and movement analysis laboratory for sports medicine research
- Fifteen new patient exam rooms
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is adding a physical medicine and rehabilitation sports medicine fellowship in Minneapolis, starting this summer. Over the next two years, four physical therapists trained in sports medicine will join Mayo Clinic Square’s staff.
“Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine’s integrated and multidisciplinary team approach helps athletes of all ages and abilities optimize their performance, minimize risk and treat injury,” says Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. “This expansion will ensure that patients continue to get the world-class, whole-person care that is the hallmark of Mayo Clinic.”
“The expansion allows the Department of Radiology to provide additional services,” says Kimberly Amrami, M.D., division chair, Musculoskeletal Radiology, and physician lead for Mayo Clinic Square imaging. “We will be able to offer CT services for sports medicine applications, including those for extremities and the spine. Patients and clients will be able to receive bone density and body composition data. We will be able to deliver full-service sports medicine imaging services on-site.”
During construction, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Square will be open regular business hours.
Mayo Clinic is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries. Mayo Clinic collaborates with Exos, a premier training organization based on mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. Mayo Clinic and Exos staff work together to deliver sports medical care and human performance training solutions.
Mayo Clinic opened its 22,000-square-foot sports medicine facility at Mayo Clinic Square in October 2014. It is the preferred medical provider for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx.
“Mayo Clinic is excited to be part of downtown Minneapolis,” says John Wald, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs and Marketing. “This expansion reflects our continuing commitment to the health and wellness of the community, and the ongoing redevelopment and revitalization of this area.”
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