Specialized expertise on your side.
The Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides high-quality, multidisciplinary care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. We are one of the top-ranked orthopedic programs by U.S. News & World Report due to the world-class expertise and advancements coming out of our nine divisions that cover the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions—with individual experts that specialize in each area for even more personalized care. With a full array of services in Rochester, and a Minneapolis location that includes orthopedics and sports medicine, as well as orthopedic spine and pediatric orthopedics, expert help isn’t far away.
Research that redefines the practice.
The research conducted through our orthopedic research center is changing the practice as we know it. It involves cutting-edge laboratory work in cellular and molecular biology, advanced biomechanics, artificial intelligence, and motion analysis — among others — and produces a large body of clinical knowledge. This is evident in the over 400 articles our department publishes in peer reviewed literature every year. As an example, the pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic worked on the development and FDA approval of vertebral body tethering, which is a tethering device and procedure for patients with scoliosis, and a surgical alternative to fusing the spine to correct the condition. This device allows for curve correction while still preserving motion and growth, which is extremely beneficial for young patients and can prevent some of the lifelong challenges that can come with fusion of the vertebrae.
Utilizing and designing the cutting edge.
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics is at the forefront of modern technology for personalized and accurate execution of surgical plans—including technologies like point of care 3D printing, mixed reality for shoulder arthroplasty, robotic-assisted surgery for hip and knee replacement, and incision-less carpal tunnel release. We are also on the leading edge of regenerative medicine. Not only do our orthopedic surgeons use the most advanced technology, they are also intimately involved with the design of many of the implants used for orthopedic reconstruction around the world.
Customized and personalized.
Every injury is different. So is every person seeking care. And we always keep this in mind when listening to your concerns, and tailoring the right treatments based on your injury pattern, diagnosis, and future goals. We consider where you are now, and where do you want to be. Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers multidisciplinary Specialty Clinics in many of the major injury types—like rotator cuff, ACL, meniscus, young adult hip, and knee cartilage—where a collaborative team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers combine their knowledge and expertise to figure out what’s wrong, and work with you to find the best treatment strategy through access to the most innovative treatment options available.