This video presents the knee care teamat Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located in Rochester, Minnesota, and Minneapolis. Mayo Clinic has been an innovative leader in the treatment of ligament, articular cartilage and meniscus injuries and often treats complex knee cases.
The Mayo Clinic knee care team takes a comprehensive look at the issues patients face, with an emphasis on determining a correct diagnosis at the outset. The group collaborates to devise a solution that best fits each patient. The physicians use the latest operative and nonoperative treatments for injuries and ongoing pain, with the goal of getting patients back to a functional and pain-free lifestyle sooner and safer.
The team performs ultrasound-guided knee procedures in the office that previously were only offered in the operating room. Minimal scarring and fast recovery are top priorities. They also have a group dedicated to orthobiologics with cell therapy and injectables in an effort to harness the human body's ability to heal. They aIso use shockwave therapy to promote a healing response for tendon injuries. In addition, the team has pioneered multiple surgical techniques for the knee.
The physicians involved with this work indicate that they are seeing outcomes with knee care that they didn't even realize were possible five or 10 years ago.