Mayo Clinic Physician to Direct King’s Hip Surgery
Dr. Miguel Cabanela participated in a recent news conference, held by Spain’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 King’s medical treatment and surgical team in Madrid, Spain, throughout the coming days. Information from Mayo Clinic regarding Dr. Miguel Cabanela, orthopedic surgery and hip replacement surgery is included below.
Mayo Clinic is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.
Specialists in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota diagnose and treat disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (the musculoskeletal system) in children and adults.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery comprises a multispecialty group of surgical, research and clinical doctors and scientists who care for more than 80,000 people annually. Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, oncology and impairment evaluation.
The W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center unites Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary orthopedic specialties and services with the technology needed to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis, outpatient treatment and rehabilitation for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.
Mayo Clinic physicians were instrumental in developing total joint replacement procedures, led by Dr. Mark Coventry, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. On March 10, 1969, Dr. Coventry performed the first total hip replacement surgery in the United States at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The cement used to make joint replacements possible was first used and studied in the United States at Mayo Clinic, after originally being researched in England.
Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons work closely with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ensure that patient problems are thoroughly evaluated and that all treatment options are considered. Mayo Clinic doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery.
Begun in 1969, the Mayo Clinic Total Joint Registry has been continuously staffed by dedicated and trained personnel since its inception. With data today on more than 100,000 total joint arthroplasties, the registry provides an unrivaled level of detail on a wide range of devices, procedures, patient profiles and long-term outcomes.