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Laurie Bakkum

Joint effort makes Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery possible

Waiting for surgery rarely is fun. That's why the Orthopedics team across two cities came together to speed up Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery during the pandemic and get her moving pain free again quickly.

February 16, 2021
Laura Williams

Orthopedic surgery for hip dysplasia

Hip pain became so unbearable for Laura Williams that she had to quit her job. Find out how a hip replacement got her moving like she hadn't been able to for years.

February 1, 2021
Jim Hauck

Cross-country care coordination brings Jim Hauck home after accident

Find out how Mayo Post Acute Care helped Jim return home after he sustained serious injuries from an accident in Nevada.

March 14, 2020
Bill Miller

On the hunt to end pain, Bill Miller finds relief through surgery

Bill Miller doesn't like to spend his time just sitting around. That's why he sought care when pain started to interfere with the activities he loves to do. Now he is back at it and inspiring his care team.

January 31, 2020
Allie Harmatys

Nurse-to-be becomes patient, learns lessons on caring

Sustaining an injury is bad enough, but stress increases if it's combined with a new career, moving and health insurance change. Allie Harmatys' care team gave her peace of mind by quickly scheduling the tests and surgery she needed.

January 30, 2020
Mara Olson

Hip replacements mean Mara Olson can walk pain-free again

Mara Olson says she feels no pain and could walk all day after her hip replacement surgeries. That's the exact result her surgeon and her two dogs wanted for her.

January 30, 2020
Katie Stone

Sidelined by injury, basketball standout returns to hometown for treatment

Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. But that changed when she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game.

January 28, 2020
Robert Bishop

Joint problems erased with orthopedic surgery

After dealing with joint complications for nearly a year, Robert Bishop underwent a total right hip replacement, and the ball and socket of his femur and pelvis were replaced with prosthetic implants. He quickly began the road back to mobility. 

June 17, 2019
Blake Robinson

Goodbye to pain after long-delayed hip surgery

Like most people, Blake Robinson was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. But his medical team put him at ease. So much so that looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.

February 12, 2019
Ann Statz

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018
Nicholas Oeltjen

Back on the field, calling the shots

Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.

October 15, 2018
Mike LeDuc

Weight loss, knee surgery have man living active lifestyle

The need for knee replacement surgery prompted Mike Leduc to lose 100 pounds. With determination and the help of a maintenance program, he's kept the weight off and is active again.

October 10, 2018