A team of experts. An individualized approach.
The teams at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Rochester and Minneapolis are experts at helping people return to their favorite activities quickly and safely. From surgeons and sports medicine physicians to imaging experts and more, specialists here collaborate to create treatment plans tailored to the needs and goals of each individual.
The latest innovations in medicine and collaboration across specialties allows Mayo Clinic to provide so many people with positive results. “We’re able to facilitate nuanced, multidisciplinary conversations that get multiple specialists in the same room,” says Dr. Mario Hevesi, a surgeon who specializes in hip procedures. This helps ensure patients get the right answers the first time and in as few visits as possible.
Big breakthroughs. Better results.
From minimally-invasive treatments to advancements in regenerative medicine, physicians at Mayo Clinic are constantly developing new options that open worlds of possibility for patients young and old. This includes a clinical trial called RECLAIM that utilizes orthobiologics to repair cartilage in the hip or knee with a single surgical procedure. “It’s like fixing a pothole in a road. It’s exciting because it makes care better than ever,” says Dr. Daniel Saris, a surgeon who specializes in the knee.
Imaging experts at Mayo Clinic are also using artificial intelligence to help patients. It doesn’t replace human intelligence, but in the hands of experts it’s a powerful tool capable of instantly analyzing and comparing thousands of images. “The combination of advanced imaging techniques and artificial intelligence allow us to come up with solutions we might not have considered,” says Dr. Saris.
3D printing is also being leveraged to improve care. This technology enables doctors to use a person’s imaging results to print exact replicas of their anatomy. These models are then used to educate patients, and prepare for surgeries with exact precision. “We build flexible models you can actually do surgery on. The cartilage feels like cartilage. The bone feels like bone, and you can plan, simulate and prepare for complex procedures,” says Dr. Hevesi.
Decisions driven by data.
Mayo Clinic tracks results of procedures over lifetimes. This meticulous record keeping enables physicians to predict results using data, which helps doctors and patients weigh the pros and cons of different treatment options such as physical therapy, surgical intervention, or orthobiologics. This data can also be used during recovery to provide benchmarks that set realistic goals and expectations.
A new outlook on life after injury.
Wear and tear on the body is a natural part of life. Fortunately, now it doesn’t have to completely change how we live. The team at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provides treatment options using the latest innovations in medicine so you can keep doing things that are important to you, whether it’s work, sports, or recreational activities.
To learn more, visit: sportsmedicine.mayoclinic.org/innovation, or call 507-923-2605.