Surgery

How a knee replacement impacts the planet

A total knee replacement can greatly improve a patient's quality of life, but first the procedure itself will create nearly 30 pounds of waste, about half of which presents a biohazard and requires energy-intensive treatment ...

Surgery

New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Q and A: To brace or not to brace

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love being active, playing tennis, bowling, hiking and shooting hoops with my grandkids. I have arthritis in my ankle and wonder if wearing a brace would prevent injury and maybe even relieve the aches ...

Surgery

Spinning silk into next-generation eye and knee implants

For thousands of years, silk has been treasured for its qualities as a beautiful material for elegant garments. But scientists are harnessing the less obvious qualities of silk to develop versatile replacement parts for human ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

When is it time for a knee replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures in the United States, with more than 790,000 performed each year.

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